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== Merit badge requirements ==
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== Merit Badge Requirements ==
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''Waterskiing'' was rewritten in 2008 as ''Watersports''.
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:1. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while waterskiing, including hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration, sunburn, contusions, lacerations, blisters, and hyperventilation.
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:1. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while participating in water sports, including hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration, sunburn, minor cuts and blisters.
:2. Do the following:
:2. Do the following:
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::a. Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Explain how such conditions are recognized.
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::A. Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Explain how such conditions are recognized.
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::a. Demonstrate proper technique for performing CPR '''using a training device approved by your counselor'''.
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::B. Demonstrate proper technique for performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor.
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:3. Before doing the following requirements, successfully complete the [[BSA Swim Test|BSA swimmer test]]. Jump feetfirst into water over your head in depth. Level off, and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops, and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
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:3. Before doing the following requirements, successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.
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:4. Know the Water-Skier's Safety Code. Promise that you will live up to it. Follow it in all water work for this badge. Know the safety precautions that must be used by the boat operator in pulling skiers.
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:4. Do the following:
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:5. Show the following water-skier signals to safety observer in boat: skier safe, faster, slower, turns, back to dock, cut motor, skier in water
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::A. Discuss the BSA Safety Afloat policy. Tell how it applies to Water Sports.
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:6. In deep water, show you can adjust binders to fit, put on skis, and recover skis that have come off during a fall.
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::B. Name the different types of personal flotation devices (PFDs), and explain when each type should be used. Show how to choose and properly fit a PFD.
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:7. Make a deepwater start on two skis without help.
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::C. Know the Water Sports Safety Code. Promise that you will live up to it and follow it in all water work for this badge. Know the safety precautions that must be used by the boat operator in pulling water-skiers and wakeboarders.
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:8. Show you can fall properly to avoid an obstacle. Also, show that you can drop handle and coast to a stop without loss of balance.
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:5. Show the following skier signals to the safety observer in the boat: skier safe, faster, slower, turns, back to dock, cut motor, skier in water.
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:9. Show you can cross both wakes and return to center of wake without falling. Repeat three times.
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:6. Showing reasonable control while using two skis, one ski, or a wakeboard, do EACH of the following:
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:10. During a demonstration run, lift one ski clear of the water for two seconds. Then do the same with the other ski. Show that you are steady and comfortable on skis at all times.
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::A. Show how to enter the water from a boat and make a deepwater start without help.
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:11. Ski on one ski for 30 seconds. Show reasonable control.
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::B. Show you can cross both wakes four times and return to the center of the wake each time without falling.
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::C. Show you can fall properly to avoid an obstacle. Also, show that you can drop handle and coast to a stop without loss of balance.
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:7. While on shore, show that you now how to properly adjust the bindings on your ski(s) or wakeboard to fit yourself. Then, in deep water, show that you can adjust bindings to fit. Recover and put on your ski(s) or wakeboard that has come off during a fall.
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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
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''Source: 2008 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
== Worksheets ==
== Worksheets ==

Revision as of 02:20, March 4, 2008

Waterskiing merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1969
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2007 (not effective until 2008)
Latest pamphlet revision: 1999/2007

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Merit Badge Requirements

Waterskiing was rewritten in 2008 as Watersports.

1. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while participating in water sports, including hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration, sunburn, minor cuts and blisters.
2. Do the following:
A. Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Explain how such conditions are recognized.
B. Demonstrate proper technique for performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor.
3. Before doing the following requirements, successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.
4. Do the following:
A. Discuss the BSA Safety Afloat policy. Tell how it applies to Water Sports.
B. Name the different types of personal flotation devices (PFDs), and explain when each type should be used. Show how to choose and properly fit a PFD.
C. Know the Water Sports Safety Code. Promise that you will live up to it and follow it in all water work for this badge. Know the safety precautions that must be used by the boat operator in pulling water-skiers and wakeboarders.
5. Show the following skier signals to the safety observer in the boat: skier safe, faster, slower, turns, back to dock, cut motor, skier in water.
6. Showing reasonable control while using two skis, one ski, or a wakeboard, do EACH of the following:
A. Show how to enter the water from a boat and make a deepwater start without help.
B. Show you can cross both wakes four times and return to the center of the wake each time without falling.
C. Show you can fall properly to avoid an obstacle. Also, show that you can drop handle and coast to a stop without loss of balance.
7. While on shore, show that you now how to properly adjust the bindings on your ski(s) or wakeboard to fit yourself. Then, in deep water, show that you can adjust bindings to fit. Recover and put on your ski(s) or wakeboard that has come off during a fall.

Source: 2008 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

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