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Troop Aquatics. Safety Afloat. Presentation Prepared By James Lowell Fry B.S.A. Aquatics Instructor Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. Troop Aquatics. Safety Afloat. S S S. P P P. B E D. 3 Sheets. 3 Pillows. Bed. Safety Afloat. S upervision S kills Proficiency S wimming Ability

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Troop aquatics

Troop Aquatics

Safety Afloat

Presentation Prepared

By

James Lowell Fry

B.S.A. Aquatics Instructor

Red Cross Certified Lifeguard


Troop aquatics1

Troop Aquatics

Safety Afloat

SSS

PPP

BED

3 Sheets

3 Pillows

Bed


Safety afloat

Safety Afloat

  • Supervision

  • Skills Proficiency

  • Swimming Ability

  • Physical Fitness

  • PFD

  • Planning

  • Buddy System

  • Equipment

  • Discipline


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Safety Afloat

  • Supervision

  • Mature 21+ year old

  • Skillful with watercraft

  • Accepts Responsibility

  • Rescue Methods

  • 18+ year old

  • Committed to the 9 Points of Safety Afloat

  • 1 to 10 and 1 to 5

  • CPR


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Safety Afloat

  • Skills Proficiency

  • Minimum skill for MB

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Craft to be used

  • 3hrs. Training & Practice

  • PFD instruction

  • Whitewater Instruction

  • Powerboat Rules

  • Cub Scout Rules


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Safety Afloat

  • Swimming Ability

  • Pass BSA Swim Test

    • 100 yards

      • 75 any forward stroke

      • 25 resting stroke

      • Float

  • Exceptions

  • Cub Scout Swim Test


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Safety Afloat

  • Physical Fitness

  • Medical Re-check

  • Health Forms

    • Class I

    • Class II

    • Class III

  • Supervision Adjustments

  • Significant Health Concerns & Exam by Physician


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Safety Afloat

  • PFD

    • Type I, II, III, IV, V

  • Styles

    • Ski, Canoe, Fishing

  • Who Wears them?

  • Personal Flotation Devise


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Safety Afloat

  • Planning

  • Float Plan

    • “Put in” & “Take Out”

    • Course, Stopovers, Time

    • Accurate Maps

    • Run the course prior

  • Local Rules

    • Local, Regional, National

    • Fishing, Border Crossing...


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Safety Afloat

  • Planning

  • Notification

    • Parents

    • Unit Committee

    • Council (running water)

    • Coast Guard, State Police, Park Personnel

  • Weather

    • Check before you go

    • Have a plan “Just in case”


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Safety Afloat

  • Planning

  • Contingencies

    • Plan for Emergencies

    • Plan for other possible problems

    • Have a Contingency Plan!

  • Cub Scout

    • NO “Trips/Expeditions”

    • NO Running Water

    • Clear Skies, No Wind, Warm Air and Water


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Safety Afloat

  • Buddy System

  • At least one person looking out for the Scout.

  • Buddy Boats

    • Need to See and Hear

    • Close Proximity


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Safety Afloat

  • Equipment

  • Suited to the Craft/Water

  • Correct Size

  • Good Repair

  • Meet Coast Guard Regulations

  • Spare Equipment

  • Repair Equipment/Parts

  • Rescue Equipment


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Safety Afloat

  • Discipline

  • Know, Understand and Respect the Rules

  • Help the Boys to Understand the Rules

  • Enforce Rules Fairly

  • Use Common Sense


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Safety Afloat

Safety Afloat

SSSPPPBED

3 Sheets

3 Pillows

Bed


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Safety Afloat

Thanks for watching.

The End

James Lowell Fry

Troop 14 – Rockford, IL

[email protected]


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