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== Award requirements ==
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|caption = This [https://www.scoutshop.org/shop-by-scout/boy-scouts/insignia/insignia-cloth/boardsailing-emblem-249.html cloth emblem (No. 249)] is not worn on the [[uniform]].<br>It is an aquatics insignia and is to be worn on left side of the swim trunks.
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{{TOCleft}}The purpose of the [[Boardsailing BSA]] award is to introduce basic boardsailing skills, equipment, and safety precautions; to encourage the development of skills that promote fitness and safe aquatic recreation; and to lay a skill and knowledge foundation for those who will later participate in more advanced and demanding activities on the water.
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:1. Review the BSA guidelines for boardsailing and explain steps you have taken to follow each of the ten guidelines found in Section V of ''Camp Program and Property Management'', No. 20-920.
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:2. Explain precautions to be taken for boardsailing on each of the following.
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::a. Lakes
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::b. Rivers
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::c. Ocean or bay areas
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:3. What is hypothermia? Describe to your counselor the symptoms of hypothermia. What special considerations in preventing hypothermia are necessary for boardsailing?
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:4. Properly rig and prepare the sailboard you are using. Point out and explain the function of each of the following: uphaul, outhaul, downhaul, cleat, leach, tack, clew, foot, skeg, centerboard, wishbone boom, universal, luff, and center of effort. Explain how to steer the sailboard.
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:5. Demonstrate your ability to uphaul the sail, find the neutral position to the wind (sail luffing), and control the board's position with foot movement.
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:6. With supervision from your instructor, sail a course that involves beating, reaching, and running. Change tack by coming about.
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== Notes ==
== Notes ==
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=== Info for Counselors ===
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====Purpose====
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This award has been developed to introduce basic boardsailing skills, equipment, and safety precautions; to encourage the development of skills that promote fitness and safe aquatic recreation; and to lay a skill and knowledge foundation for those who will later participate in more advanced and demanding activities on the water. Boardsailing BSA is well-suited as a program feature for older Scouts at [[summer camp]].
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====Counselors====
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Any person recognized as a boardsailing instructor by the U.S. Windsurfing or U.S. Sailing associations may serve as a counselor for this award with the approval of the local council. Adults with similar qualifications may serve as counselors with approval from a council aquatics committee. A person trained and experienced in boardsailing skills and safety may provide instruction for this award in a Scout summer camp program under the supervision of a currently trained BSA Aquatics Instructor. All requirements must be completed as stated.
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====Recognition====
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Scouts completing the requirements are eligible for a [https://www.scoutshop.org/shop-by-scout/boy-scouts/insignia/insignia-cloth/boardsailing-emblem-249.html swimsuit patch, No. 249]. A completed [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-017.pdf award application (No. 512-017)] should be submitted to the local council by the counselor or [[unit leader]].
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====Teaching Areas====
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Instruction must be conducted on a protected body of water in an area free from other traffic or large waves. Initial water entry and practice should be on a gradual beach clear of hazards. A steady three- to seven-knot breeze is ideal for beginner practice. All participants should be close enough to supervisory personnel for efficient instruction and ready assistance.
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====References====
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Basic skills and safety precautions are presented in the BSA publication: <i>Aquatics Supervision: A Youth Leader’s Guide for Swimming and Boating Activities</i>. Additional references may be found online at [http://www.uswindsurfing.org www.uswindsurfing.org] and [http://www.ussailing.org www.ussailing.org].
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'''Purpose'''<br />
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== Requirement resources ==
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This award has been developed to introduce Scout-age children to basic boardsailing skills, equipment, and safety precautions; to encourage the development of skills that promote fitness and safe aquatic recreation; and to lay a skill and knowledge foundation for those who will later participate in more advanced and demanding activities on the water. Boardsailing BSA is well suited as a program feature for older Scouts at summer camp.<br />
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'''Counselors'''<br />
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Any person recognized and certified as an instructor by Windsurfer International or the United States Boardsailing Association may serve as a counselor for this award with the approval of the local council. A person trained and experienced in boardsailing skills and safety may serve as a counselor for this award in a Scout summer camp program under the direction and supervision of a currently certified Aquatics Instructor, BSA. All requirements must be completed as stated on this Boardsailing BSA application. The counselor should not omit, vary, or add requirements. The requirements should be taught and completed in the order in which they are presented on the application.<br />
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'''Recognition'''<br />
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Scouts completing the requirements will receive a swimsuit patch, No. 00249. A completed award application should be submitted to the local council by the counselor or unit leader.<br />
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'''Teaching Areas'''<br />
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Instruction must be conducted on a body of water meeting the criteria defined in the BSA guidelines for boardsailing. (See the "Aquatics" section of Camp Program and Property Management, No. 20-920.) A steady five- to seven-knot breeze is ideal for beginner practice. Initial water entry and practice should be on a gradual beach that meets Safe Swim Defense standards. The body of water should be free of other traffic, and be protected from shore and open water so that students are within fifty feet of assistance at all times during beginner instruction and practice.<br />
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A number of useful publications are available from equipment suppliers. The following are recommended:
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*The Complete Guide to Windsurfing, by Jeremy Evans
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*The Sailboard Book, by Jake Grubb
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*Windsurfing, by Roger Jones
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*Boardsailing Made Easy, by Chip Winans and Mimi Greenwood
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=== Board Sailing Guidelines ===
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== Related awards ==
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(Found in Section V of ''Camp Program and Property Management'', No. 90-920)
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== Sea Also ==
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*[[Guide to Awards and Insignia]]
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*[[First Aid Skills]]
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*[[Safety Afloat]]
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*[[BSA Swimmer test]]
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Whenever Scouts or Explorers participate in boardsailing activities, the following guidelines and practices should be followed:
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== External links ==
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* [https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/boardsailing/ Boardsailing BSA] &mdash; Scouting.org
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-017.pdf Boardsailing BSA Requirements and Approval Form (512-017)] (2015 Printing) &mdash; Scouting.org
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* [https://www.scoutshop.org/shop-by-scout/boy-scouts/insignia/insignia-cloth/boardsailing-emblem-249.html Boardsailing Emblem (No. 249)] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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* [https://www.scoutshop.org/bsa-aquatics-supervision-guide-621005.html BSA® Aquatics Supervision Guide (No. 621005)] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/2017_AQUATIC_%20STAFF_GUIDE.pdf Aquatics Staff Guide (2018)] &mdash; Scouting.org
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;[[Guide to Safe Scouting]]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#o Boardsailing]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#b Safe Swim Defense]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#c Classification of Swimming Ability]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#d Pool and Surf Swimming]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#f Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)]
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:1. A responsible adult must supervise all board-sailing activities. The supervising adult must be experienced and qualified in water safety (BSA Lifeguard, Red Cross Advanced Lifesaving, or YMCA Senior Lifesaver) and must be an experienced board sailor or use assistants with such qualifications.
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[[Category: Aquatic opportunities for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers]]
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:2. Only persons who have successfully completed the official BSA swimmers test in the current year may participate in a board-sailing activity.
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:3. All participants must present evidence of fitness assured by a complete health history from a physician, parent, or legal guardian. The adult supervisor should adjust all supervision, discipline, and protection to anticipate any potential risks associated with individual health conditions. In the event of any significant health condition, an examination by a physician should be required by the adult supervisor.
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:4. All participants should receive instruction in boardsailing skills and safety from an experienced board sailor.
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:5. All persons must wear an approved U.S. Coast Guard personal flotation device (type II or III recommended) at all times while participating in a board-sailing activity.
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:6. No one sails alone; always have a buddy on the water (in a boat or on another board). Board sailors must stay within view and easy rescue range of lookout in an appropriately equipped rescue boat.
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:7. No board-sailing at night, at dusk, or in rough water. Weather and water conditions must be known and understood in advance of any board-sailing activity, and weather forecasts should be studied. Exposure suits are recommended for cool water or cool weather.
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:8. Avoid swimming areas, fishermen, and underwater diving activity. Use designated board-sailing beaches when available. Stay out of traffic or channels that have heavy traffic.
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:9. All equipment should be safety checked and repaired as needed before each use.
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:10. When in difficulty, a person should stay with the board and not attempt to swim ashore.
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:11. All participants should know, understand, and follow the rules and procedures for safe board-sailing. The supervisor should encourage the individual exercise of good judgment and self-discipline, and assure that safety rules are fairly and constantly enforced.
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Boardsailing BSA

This cloth emblem (No. 249) is not worn on the uniform.
It is an aquatics insignia and is to be worn on left side of the swim trunks.
Created:
Level:Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, Adult Leaders

Contents

The purpose of the Boardsailing BSA award is to introduce basic boardsailing skills, equipment, and safety precautions; to encourage the development of skills that promote fitness and safe aquatic recreation; and to lay a skill and knowledge foundation for those who will later participate in more advanced and demanding activities on the water.

Boardsailing BSA is not a merit badge.


Boardsailing BSA requirements

  1. Before fulfilling the following requirements, you must successfully complete the BSA swimmer classification test.
  2. Review how each point of BSA Safety Afloat applies to boardsailing.
  3. Explain precautions for the following environmental factors: dying wind, high wind, offshore winds, currents, waves, and lightning.
  4. Discuss the prevention, recognition, and treatment of the following health concerns that could arise while boardsailing: hypothermia, sunburn, dehydration, and heat exhaustion.
  5. Properly rig and prepare the sailboard you are using. Identify each of the following: uphaul, outhaul, downhaul, cleat, leach, tack, clew, foot, luff, skeg, centerboard, wishbone boom, and universal. Explain luffing. Explain how to steer the sailboard by adjusting the center of effort.
  6. Demonstrate your ability to uphaul the sail, find the neutral position to the wind (sail luffing), and control the board’s position with foot movement.
  7. With supervision from your instructor, sail a course that involves beating, reaching, and running. Change direction by tacking into the wind.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
2018 Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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Notes

Info for Counselors

Purpose

This award has been developed to introduce basic boardsailing skills, equipment, and safety precautions; to encourage the development of skills that promote fitness and safe aquatic recreation; and to lay a skill and knowledge foundation for those who will later participate in more advanced and demanding activities on the water. Boardsailing BSA is well-suited as a program feature for older Scouts at summer camp.

Counselors

Any person recognized as a boardsailing instructor by the U.S. Windsurfing or U.S. Sailing associations may serve as a counselor for this award with the approval of the local council. Adults with similar qualifications may serve as counselors with approval from a council aquatics committee. A person trained and experienced in boardsailing skills and safety may provide instruction for this award in a Scout summer camp program under the supervision of a currently trained BSA Aquatics Instructor. All requirements must be completed as stated.

Recognition

Scouts completing the requirements are eligible for a swimsuit patch, No. 249. A completed award application (No. 512-017) should be submitted to the local council by the counselor or unit leader.

Teaching Areas

Instruction must be conducted on a protected body of water in an area free from other traffic or large waves. Initial water entry and practice should be on a gradual beach clear of hazards. A steady three- to seven-knot breeze is ideal for beginner practice. All participants should be close enough to supervisory personnel for efficient instruction and ready assistance.

References

Basic skills and safety precautions are presented in the BSA publication: Aquatics Supervision: A Youth Leader’s Guide for Swimming and Boating Activities. Additional references may be found online at www.uswindsurfing.org and www.ussailing.org.

Requirement resources

Related awards

Aquatic-related awards

Sea Also

External links

Guide to Safe Scouting

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