Full Week-Half Day Program | Age 15+ (and adults)
Offered Every Week
|The BSA lifeguard is an intensive program led by our aquatics team at Hinds. Its greatest purpose is to educate older Scouts and adults giving them the skills necessary to be a certified lifeguard for BSA activities. The outcome of this program will give them a certification that is good for 3 years that will enable them to operate as a lifeguard at scouting camps and aquatic events, and can also be accepted by some public/private beaches, camps and YMCA’s.|
|Prerequisites: Scouts and adults in this program must be outstanding
swimmers; a little boating experience is preferred but not required. Youth
need to have Swimming, Lifesaving and First Aid merit badges. Adults will
need to contact Hinds prior to sign up for approval for this program, additionally
they will be charged the “extra leader” fee of $110.00 as they will not
be available to oversee their troop.
Space is limited so applicants that send in registration will be accepted first. This program is open to Scouts and leaders staying with their own troop or staying with our provisional unit.
|Program Overview: This is an intensive program that will run
all week and involve the candidate for most of the camp week, including
evenings. Scouts will learn multiple rescue techniques including
rescue from a watercraft, swimming extension rescue, active drowning rescue,
passive drowning rescue, and submerged victim rescue. Course also covers
long shallow diving, stride jumping, compact jump and defense, grip escapes,
and back boarding procedures. Students will need to pass a written
exam on theory and knowledge showing an understanding of aquatics programs
and emergency management skills. Scouts will serve as a lifeguard
at 2 or more aquatic events during the week.
Note: This course covers some first aid and CPR but in order for your certification to be valid, you must hold current certification in CPR. We encourage participants to attend a class offered by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or the National Safely Council prior to camp.