lesson video links, Swimming Skills, and links to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
The Troop Aquatics Monthly Theme includes meeting and activity materials.
Swimming is a popular Summer Camp Merit badge and an option for Eagle Scout. -
|Swimming and other award requirements were revised on January 1, 2009.|
| This is the Boy Scout Swimming Merit Badge.|
Webelos Scouts can earn the Webelos Aquanaut Activity Badge
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Swimming Belt Loop & Pin.
|Swimming merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||014|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
| A FREE workbook for Swimming is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Swimming merit badge is on the Eagle Scout required list (requirement 3.j.). It is one choice of a group of three merit badges on the list.
- The BSA Aquatics Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Swimming as one of your monthly themes.
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See Swimming Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Swimming & Lifesaving Merit Badge Pamphlets - Guide to Safe Scouting - Safe Swim Defense - Safety Afloat
- Second Class rank requirements:
- First Class rank requirements:
4. Diving (has feet-first entries as well) - Survival Floating
5. Front Crawl - Trudgen - Back Crawl - Sidestroke - Breaststroke - Elementary Backstroke
6a. Survival Floating
6b. Personal Floatation Device HELP and huddle positions
6c. Survival Floating & hypothermia
7. Surface Diving
8a. Snorkeling - SCUBA
8b2. Front Crawl - Back Crawl - Breaststroke - Butterfly
8b3. Swimming Turns
8b4. Sport of competitive swimming
9. Safe Swim Defense - Diving
- Aquatic Awards Links
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Canoeing - Kayaking - Lifesaving - Motorboating - Rowing - Scuba Diving - Small-Boat Sailing - Swimming - Water Sports - Whitewater
- Boy Scouts ranks and awards: Second Class - First Class - BSA Lifeguard - Boardsailing BSA - Kayaking BSA - Mile Swim BSA - Scuba BSA - Snorkeling BSA - BSA Swim Test
- Venturing: Ranger Award electives: Lifesaving - Scuba - Watercraft; Sea Scout Bronze Award - Sea Scout Ranks: Apprentice - Ordinary - Able - Quartermaster
- Webelos Activity Badge: Aquanaut
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Cub Scout Swimming
Sports and Fitness Awards Sports-related awards
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Archery - Athletics - Climbing - Cycling - Fishing - Fly Fishing - Golf - Horsemanship - Orienteering - Rifle Shooting - Shotgun Shooting - Skating - Small-Boat Sailing - Snow Sports - Sports - Swimming - Water Sports - Whitewater
- Venturing: Sports Bronze Award - Quest Award; Ranger Award electives: Cave Exploration - Cycling - Equestrian - Fishing - Hunting - Mountaineering - COPE - Shooting Sports - Winter Sports
- Webelos Activity Badge: Aquanaut - Athlete - Sportsman
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Archery - Badminton - Baseball - Basketball - BB-Guns - Bicycling - Bowling - Fishing - Flag Football - Golf - Gymnastics - Ice Skating - Marbles - Roller Skating - Snow Sports - Soccer - Softball - Swimming - Table Tennis - Tennis - Ultimate - Volleyball
General Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries