This merit badge is required for Eagle (alternate: Emergency Preparedness). The primary purpose of Lifesaving merit badge is to prepare Scouts to assist those involved in water emergencies. It provides an overview of water rescue methods (Reach, Throw, Row, Go) and is a challenging merit badge that requires physical strength and stamina. Scouts must be able to swim 400 yards in a strong manner (requirement 1b) in order to participate.

Fast Facts
Session Length 2 hr
Program Fee N/A
Recommended Age All Scouts
Pre-Requisites Successful completion of the BSA Swimmer Test and 400-yard swim