The Buckner Fitness Pool will be closed from 1-30 Nov for annual maintenance. I have booked us a slot for 1300 this Saturday the 28th so that we can knock out 2nd and 1st class swimming requirements. If you have base access and need those requirements met, then I can meet you and your scout on Saturday to complete. If anyone wants to work on the swimming merit badge (Eagle Scout alternative to hiking and cycling) I can do that as well. This is not a swimming lesson. We are in the lap pool so it is not a recreational swim either.
Please review the requirements below and let me know via e-mail by Friday if I should expect you. All participants have to take the base pool swim test before we proceed with our part. If you went to summer camp and were designated a "swimmer" then let me know at Sunday's meeting This would accomplish both rank requirements. I heard there were only 3 campers that did this.
Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
BSA Swim Test
Swimming Merit badge
Swim continuously for 150 yards using the following strokes in good form and in a strong manner: front crawl or trudgen for 25 yards, back crawl for 25 yards, sidestroke for 25 yards, breaststroke for 25 yards, and elementary backstroke for 50 yards.
Scouts and Parents,
Who: The Patrol Leader's Committee (PLC) would like to
What: Invite scouts for a troop swim this Sunday 17 May at
Where: Ft Richardson Pool
When: 5:00-6:30 (Meet at the Joy Lutheran Church at 4:15) Need to have parents with Ft. Rich. access carpool; boys bring your ID card. Drivers must have Military ID, registration, insurance to sign other scouts onto JBER.
Cost: Please bring $5
Following the scout swim there will be a short meeting at 7:00 at the JLC. Final registration & payment for Lost Lake will be discussed. Please look at parent and leaders guide with your scout to choose 4 merit badges he would like to work on while at camp. There are a lot of choices so if this is done prior to the meeting it will save time.
Additionally, those boys who still have outstanding lugs, tents or other supplies from the camporee must bring them to the meeting and check them in with the quartermaster.
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