SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Stage Three

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

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

2. ENTER POOL - Demonstrate a controlled entry or die from the side of the pool, into at least 1.5m of water.

3. SHORT SWIM - Swim 50m in shirt and shorts.

4. TREAD WATER - Tread water for three minutes with one hand behind their back.

5. WATER SKILLS - Surface dive into 2m of water and recover an object with both hands from the bottom. Return to the side of the pool holding the object with both hands. Enter the water from the side of the Paul by sliding in from a sitting position. Using any floating object for support, take up and hold the Heat Escape Lessening Posture for five minutes.

6. DISTANCE SWIM - Swim 400m without stopping. 7. SWIMMING ACTIVITY - Take part in an organised swimming activity with their section, since gaining their previous swimming badge.