SA Safe ty Af loat De ve lo pe d b y R ic h ie ss in BSA if gu ard RLDes a l
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SA Safe ty Af loat De ve lo pe d b y R ic h ie ss in BSA if gu ard RLDes a l

c m Ma y 00 igh t c 00 0 R ic h D essli n al l r igh ts r eser ved Th is pr esen ta tio n m be r prod uced a d us d l cal Scou ti ng v ol un eers f or tra in p ur oses nsis t wi h t he rog ams of the y S ts o Am er ica BS A or ot er S ti a d Gu di O

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SA Safe ty Af loat De ve lo pe d b y R ic h ie ss in, BSA if gu ard, RLDes @a l.c m, Ma y, 00 igh t (c) 00 0, R ic h D essli n, al l r igh ts r eser ved . Th is pr esen ta tio n m be r prod uced a d us d l cal Scou ti ng v ol un eers f or tra in p ur oses nsis t wi h t he rog ams of the y S ts o Am er ica (BS A) or ot er S ti a d Gu di Or an at ions . N ma er ial f nd her e ma y used or reprod d f or com erc ial or ot er non-Sco ut p ur oses wi ut t ex ress erm issio n o t dev el er. Dis ai er : a y us e of th is sli de res nt at ion sho d be i n ju nc tio n wi h r evie w o

off ic ial BS Safet y Af loa t. de ve lo er assu es no li bili f or er rors, na cc ac es or de ia tio ns in t con t o t his sli pr ese nt at n from of ic ial BS poli y a d/or Safet y Af loa t. wa ys cons t e BS A Gu e to Saf Sco ut ing.
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afe y A flo at Pre requi si es! ho ca teach it per on auth or ized b y th co nc il nc lu in a BSA Aqu tics resour ce pe rson a unit eade r wi th aquat cs sk ill or an y othe r person ith aqu tics kno e or e xp erienc whom the local coun il has approved Be fo re g oing o a y water trip o f an y kind Ad lt lea de rs us t c le te Saf et y Af lo at

Tra ni Ha ve a C en t Car :, N o. 42 2A, w it h th Be de ica te d t o f ul l c li an ce th ll in oi ts
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The 9 P nts f S afe ty A flo at Review Th em Before Each Outt ing! 1. lifie Su pe rv ision 2. Physical Fitness 3. Swi min Abi lit y 4. PFD 5. Bud y S yste m 6. Sk ill Pr oficiency 7. nni ng . Equi nt 9. Disci pline
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1. Qu alified Super visi on o Small Co mmit ment! All acti vit y af loat must be su pe rv is by a mat re an co nscienti ous dult age 21 or older who: un der ta nd s/ acc ep ts r es po si il for he we ll- be ng saf et y o ou h me mb ers in is or her

ca re is qu al if ie d i n th wa tercr aft sk a nd r esc ue tra ne is tra ned /c it te d to BSA Saf et y Af lo at, Saf Defe ns e an d (a t lea st ne a du t) ert if ie d i n CPR BSA ra io, ad lt s t o 10 yo / C ub Sc ou t o 5 (M ni mu m 2 a ul s) Note : It i s strongly reco mended that all uni s have a t lea st on adult or older youth me mbe urrently cer tified as a BS Lifeguar a ssi t in the anning a nd ondu ct of all s wi ming ti ity.
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2. Ph ysic Fit ness eep a H ea lth Histo ry of You r Den, Pack o r Tr oop Req ui re evi nce of fi tness le te h ea lt h hi tor y (f rom p ysi

ci an , par nt , or legal gu ia n) Adj us t a ll su per is on, di sc pl ne, a nd pr tec io n to ti ci pa te a y p te nt ia l r is ks a ss oc ia te d w it h in iv du al hea th c nd io ns ig if ica he al h c on it on s re qu ir ro of o an xa mi na io n y a ph si ci an ote : Th e ith ph ica l d ab il it ies an e y an d be ne it fro m a quat ic f th e ha nd aps ar e no n a nd n ssar y preca uti ons are ta ken.
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3. wimmin g Abilit ey to er sonal Safety Ability Th se NOT a " swi mer " ca n r id e as a pa sse ger A rowboat or motorboat with an adult "swim er " A canoe, raft, or s

ilboat with an adult certified as a lif guard or a lif esave r b y a r eco gni zed genc Note : In all o th er cir cu mstan ces, the pe rson must be a swim er to participate in an a tivi y af lo t. Swi me rs - p as se d t he mer te jum p fe -f irst nto wa er ov er e hea d in de pt h. ev el of a d s wim 7 5 ds n a strong an er us ing o or or of t fol lo wi ng s ro es: s idestroke, br asts tr , ge n, or cr wl then s im 2 5 yar ds usi ng a n eas y rest b ac kstroke. 1 0 yar ds m ust be mpl d in ne s wi m wi ut sto ps a d in e at leas t one s har tur n. Afte com let ing e s im, rest b y fl ti ng.

ote : Th ese clas sifica tio n tes ts s hou ld b e r en ed an nu all y, p re fer abl y at th e b egi nni ng of t he s eas on .
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4. Pers onal Fl oa ta tio n De vices Eve ryone Mu t We ar One! Pe rs onal Fl oatatio Eq uip me nt Pr op er y f tt ed U.S . Coa t uar d-a pr ov ed per so na lo ta on de vi ces (P s) us t b w or n b y a pe rs on ga ged n ac iv y on he o pe n wa ter ro in g, canoein g, sail in g, bo ardsail in g, mo to rboat in g, erski in g, raftin g, tubin g, and k yak in pe II an d III PFDs ar rec me nde
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5. Bu dd y S ystem Simila r o Safe Swim Defen se

Bu dd y pe ople Bu dd y b oats
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6. Skil Pr oficie ncy now You r Mode & Safety Pr ocedu res All pe rs ons must Be tra ne d/ ex per ie nc ed wa ter craf t h nd ng sk ll s, afe , a d e erg en y pr oce du res 3 hours o f rain in g/supe rv is ed pra tic , o r meetin g requir en ts for "basic handli g tests Ha ve s pec ia l tra in ng f or wh te at er cr af Ha ve s pec ia l tra in ng f or power oa t o era ti Fo r Cu b Sco uts : C an oei ng an d r afti ng f or Cu b Sco uts (incl udi ng eb elos co uts) i s to be li mit ed to ou ncil/di stric t ev ent s o n fla t wa ter po nds or co ntr

olle d lake ar eas fre e of p we rb oat s a nd s ailb oa ts. Pri or to rec re atio nal ca noei ng , Cu b Sco uts ar e to be inst ruc te d in basi c h an dlin g s kills an d s afet ra ctice s.
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7. Pl annin la nn ng Ahe ad or Eve ry C on ting ency lo at P la Lo ca l Ru le No if ica io Wea her nt ng en ci es For Cub S cout s: Cub S cout canoeing and ra ft ng does not in clu de " trips " or "e pedi tions and i no t to be condu cted on ru nn in water (i .e. , rivers or strea s); therefore , so me procedures a re inapplicable . Suitab weather requir clear s kie s, n app re ciable

wind and war ai and water
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8. Equipme nt Ha ve What You Ne ed & in Good Cond ition All e quip ment ust be s uited to the: cr aft wa ter c on ti ns in iv du al And . .. n g od re pa ir (c arr pare e ui men t w he os ib le) Sa isf y a ta te a nd U.S. Co as t uar d r eq ire en ve a pp opriate rescue qui ment BE PRE ARE
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9. Discipline Be Su re very one Und er stand s th e Rule s and llo ws Th em! Ru es ar e presented /le arne ri r to th outi ng An d re ie ed a t th e wa te s e ge st be for he ct vi y b eg ns Scouts ar e t respect/ follow all di recti ns an rules

of t e ad ult supervisor Be st rict an fai r, showin no fa vo itis Note : When peo ple kn the reaso n for rules a nd proced ure the y ar ore likel to fo llo w the m. R ules keep the un fro m being i nterru pted b y tra ge
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Other S afe ty A at Issues Refer to the Handout and Manu l fo r Mo re Info rmation! PF Ds us t be or n b y a ll us t be t pes I, II or III ( no sk i be lt s) See M nual/Hand out f r re in for ma tion o BSA Lif eg uar d Wh te Wa er Safe y Co de SCUBA Sn or ke li Wa ter S ii B oar d Sa il
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Other S afe ty A at Issues ll Safe Swim Defens es

Apply Note : S fet y Afl foll ws the sa me ules ga ding swi ming abil it y testin , swi m ar ea, er cla rity , an pool an s swi mi ng as described ab ove in the Safe S wi Defe ns
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te Wa ter Co de The Ame rican Whitewate r A ffiliat on (AWA ) Safety Co de 1. Co mp en t s immer 2. Wea a FD 3. Und er control, alw ys! 4. Be aw are/avoid of h za rds 5. Min imum is 3/c raft 6. Be su itabl y equipped 7. Swi m on you r back, feet and le gs downstr eam and hi gh, watch ah ead 8. Wh en you s art to spil l, k eep the ups ream gunw e h gh 9. f you do sp ill, han g on to your c anoe and

get to th e ups ream end (un ess headin g fo r a r ap ids then swim for sho re ... r efe r to manual) 10. f in a group, follow prop er group sa fet y s eps (r efe r to manual)
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Materials fou nd at t he U. S. Sco utin g Service P ro ject, nc. Websi e 199 -2 000 ma y be re produced and u se d locall y y Scouti volu nteers fo r trai nin g purp ses con sis nt wit h t he progra ms of t he Bo Sc ut s f erica ( A) or other Sco utin g and G uidin Or ganizatio ns. No material d here ma be u sed or repro uce d fo r co mercial o other -Scout in g ur po ses wit hout t he e xp re ss per mi

ssio n f t he U. S. Sc uti Ser vice Pr ject, I c. (U SSSP) . U SS P is ot a filiate d with BS A a nd does ot pea k behal f of BS A. Opi ni e xpr ssed on t se web pa ges are those o the web aut ho s. e USS P web site i fo und at http:// us sc uts.org/ This slide presentatio has he vil y r ferenced in for mati on f oun on the USSS P Web Si e, a g reat Scout ing res our ce!