Lifesaver Scout Interest Badge
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- Have passed the Swimming Scoutcraft Badge or complete all the requirements for it.
- CPR on a model both in water and on land.
- How to promote warmth and circulation.
- How to put the casualty in the recovery position once they start to breathe.
- Reaching rescues using such things as arms, legs, branches, sticks, towels, shirts, paddles, and poles.
- Rescues using things that can be thrown such as lines, ring buoys and free-floating supports such as boat cushions. Throw a 20m lifeline to fall between two pegs, twice out of every three throws. The pegs must be 1,2m apart and 12m from the thrower.
- Demonstrate twice that you can take off your clothes (shoes, socks, trousers, belt, long- sleeved shirt and jacket or sweater) in 20 seconds or less. Explain the importance of taking off clothes before a swimming rescue.
- Swim 50m as fast as possible, dressed in shirt and shorts, with a lifeline.
- Keeping a struggling person in sight, enter the water. Swim l0m. Make the correct approach and demonstrate:
- A "shirt-tail" rescue. Carry shirt in teeth or hand. Swing one end of the shirt to the hands of the drowning person. Tow the person 10m.
- A method of rescue and of release in the water with a person about the size of the rescuer. Tow the person 10m
- Swim 50m in shirt, shorts and socks and undress in the water without touching the bottom.
- In a pool, dive from the surface of the water to a depth of at least 1,5m and bring up a stone, brick, or iron object weighing between 2 and 3kg at least twice out of three attempts.
- In the water, demonstrate:
- Four rescue swim strokes, carrying the victim at least 15m by each method.
- Three methods of release from the clutch of a drowning victim.
- The victim is to be about the size of the rescuer
Requirements in PDF