To encourage swimming skills and recognize Scouts who swim one mile or more.
Who Can Earn This Award?
Earned by Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and adult leaders in these programs.
How to Get the Award
Work with a qualified and certified BSA Aquatics Instructor or equivalent to do training and then swim a mile; purchase award in Scout shop.
Supply Item Description and Uniform Placement
Round patch similar to a merit badge, white background saying “mile swim” and “BSA” with a red seahorse in the middle with a blue border; worn on swim trunks, left leg side.
Supply/BIN Item No.
Emblem, No. 245; pocket certificate, No. 34246