Sailing Scoutcraft Badge

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Learning the skills of sailing a small boat / dinghy.

Badge requirements[edit]

Sailing Scoutcraft Badge
  1. Have passed the Swimming Scoutcraft Badge, or complete all the requirements for it. Be prepared to be examined on any requirement of the Scoutcraft Badge, with an age appropriate level of skill.
  2. Recognise 8 different types of sailing craft.
  3. Identify and name:
    1. Main parts of a sailing craft.
    2. The parts of a sail (Mainsail and Foresail).
    3. Parts of the rigging.
  4. Know the signs of approaching bad weather as well as fine weather for your area.
  5. Explain the following:
    1. Safety rules applicable to boating in your area.
    2. The International Rules of the Road and International Sailing Federation concerning right of way of power boats, rowing boats, canoes and boats under sail.
    3. Rules applicable to personal buoyancy.
    4. Why and how you would check a boat for buoyancy.
  6. Know and understand the resuscitation of the apparently drowned.
  7. Demonstrate the following knots:
    • Figure of eight;
    • Sheet Bend;
    • Double Sheet Bend;
    • Bowline;
    • Reef Knot;
    • Anchor Bend;
    • Round turn and two half hitches;
    • Rolling Hitch;
    • Carrick Bend
  8. Demonstrate how to prevent synthetic ropes from fraying.
  9. Demonstrate the following:
    1. Rig a sailing boat and prepare for sailing.
    2. After sailing, de-rig the boat.
    3. The proper care and storage of equipment.
    4. Rescue a conscious person from the water.
  10. Discuss and carry out capsize drill.
  11. Show that you are an efficient member of a sailing crew. Take the helm and sail the boat on all points of sailing including getting underway, coming alongside and making fast.
  12. Log at least 3 hours of sailing. The log must be certified by your Troop Scouter.

Requirements in PDF[edit]

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