Welcome to Aquatics


For complete information on BSA aquatic programs go here

Safe Swim Defense. To take the online Safe Swim Defense course, you must log on to MyBSA.

Safety Afloat. To take the online Safety Afloat course, you must log on to MyBSA.

Paddle Craft Safety – Expands Safety Afloat training to include skills and knowledge unit leaders need to confidently supervise canoeing or kayaking excursions on flat water. 

Required course materials:

The Guide to training and managing a camp Aquatics staff Aquatics Staff Guide


Aquatics Committee Structure for Local Councils 

Learn about the duties outlined for a Local Council Aquatics Committee and how to integrate their efforts in your local council structure to support all aquatics activities.

Requirements for all Aquatics related Merit Badges






Scuba Diving

Small Boat Sailing


Water Sports


 Additional Aquatics Awards

 Boardsailing BSA


 Scuba BSA

Snorkeling BSA


Mile Swim

BSA Lifeguard


Here are some products to help run your camp aquatics programs. 

You can purchase this complete guide to Aquatics Supervision

Order other official BSA Aquatics related books, badges and awards here

Quality lifejackets can be purchased at discount prices from MTI Adventurewear. Click here for details

Two AED dealers offer discounts to Scout camps. Cardiac Science and HeartSine

Contact Mike Cichanowski about discounts on Wennonah Canoes

Aqua Creek Products can help if you need a Handicap Lift


Aquatics facilities can be costly and complicated to maintain.  Here are some resources to help establish and maintain quality areas.

Here are design guidelines for Floating Docks

Guidelines for ADA compliance with pool facilities

NEW! A white paper on Pools in Camps.  Design Guidelines are being developed.

Always follow NCAP Standards for all aquatics programs.