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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

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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

jasfry@insightbb.com

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