SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Stage Four

To atain the Swimming Stage Four badge, the Beaver Scout must complete the following:

1. SAFETY - Know the safety rules and where it is safe to swim locally, describe the rules covering swimming for Scouts.

2. ENTER POOL - Demonstrate a racing dive into at least 1.5m of water and a straddle jump into at least 2m of water.

3. SHORT SWIM - Swim 100m in less than four minutes.

4. TREAD WATER - Tread water or five minutes.

5. WATER SKILLS - Surface dive into 2m of water, both head first and feet first, and swim at least 5m under water on both occasions. Enter the water as for unknown depth.Swimming 10m to a floating object and use it to take up and hold the Heat Escape Lessening Posture for five minutes.

6. DISTANCE SWIM - Swim 800m without stopping. They should swim 400m on their front and 400m on their back. 7. SWIMMING ACTIVITY - Take part in an organised swimming activity with their section, since gaining their previous swimming badge.