Mile Swim BSA
- 1. Explain how regular exercise contributes to good health and why swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.
- 2. Tell what precautions and procedures a swimmer and escort must follow for distance swimming over open water.
- 3. Under the supervision of a currently qualified certified aquatics instructor, BSA or equivalent, participate in four hours of training and preparation for distance swimming (one hour a day maximum).
- 4. Swim 1 mile (1,600 meters) over an approved, measured course.
Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)
Unlike most merit badges or other awards, there is no limit to the amount of times a Scout or Scouter may earn this award.