The Baden-Powell Scouts' Association

Traditional Scouting for the 21st Century!



1. Resuscitation: Demonstrate effective CPR.

2. Swim: Swim 400 metres continuously within 13 minutes. 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 100m survival backstroke, 100m sidestroke.

3. Timed Tow: Swim 50 metres, then tow a patient 50m within 3 min 15 sec.

4. Spinal Injuries: Basic management of a suspected spinal injury in shallow water.

5. Rescue Initiative: Demonstrate initiative in effecting a rescue of two people who are in difficulty up to 15 metres from safety.

 6. Skills: Throw a 10 mm line to fall between two pegs one and a half metres apart and 12 metres away from the thrower twice out of every three throws.

7. Help: Know how to summon the emergency services appertaining to water rescues.


If a Scout holds the Royal Lifesaving Society, bronze medallion they qualify for this badge.