This is a rigorous program that certifies a Scout or adult leader to be a lifeguard. Participants are required to spend almost all of their time in the Aquatics area, including evening free swims. Scouts must be at least 15 years of age. Physical strength, stamina, strong swimming skills, and a great deal of written work is required, including three written tests.
BSA Lifeguard and American Red Cross (ARC) Basic Lifeguarding certifications are offered. Participants who successfully complete the week’s requirements will earn both certifications. There is a $50 fee for program materials.
BSA Lifeguard Recertification
Recertification of BSA Lifeguard is available for those with current certification or whose certification has expired within the past six months. Recertification of BSA Lifeguard requires attendance on Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon* and is not subject to the $50 program fee. NOTE: Candidates for recertification must provide current BSA Lifeguard and CPR certificates.
|Session Length||All Day|
|Pre-Requisites||Swim continuously for 550 yards in good form using the front crawl or breaststroke or a combination of either, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Immediately following the above swim, tread water for two minutes with the legs only and the hands under the armpits.|
*Inclement weather may require adjustments to training schedules and will be announced on a case-to-case basis.