BSA Lifeguard Feb Vacation Training Camp at Base Camp

posted Oct 19, 2019, 1:49 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

BSA LIFEGUARD Training at New England Base Camp

February School Vacation

Week-long Day Camp   

The primary purpose of the BSA Lifeguard training program is to provide professional lifeguards for BSA operated facilities, council aquatics committees, and year-round aquatics programming. In addition, this training is intended to meet the requirements of government agencies for operations at a regulated swimming venue. The program is open to all registered adults and youth, age 15 and older. BSA Lifeguard is recommended for aquatics staff lifeguard training and for those who wish to work as lifeguards for BSA year-round aquatics programs. For those supporting council aquatics committees, this training is the next step beyond the Aquatics Supervision program for unit leaders.

Certification is good for 2 years. Cross over programs are available to become RED CROSS Lifeguards as well. 


Monday Feb. 17th is Prerequisite Day:

1. Submit proof of age. You must be at least 15 years old to participate.

2. Submit written evidence of fitness for swimming activities (signed health history).

3. Swim continuously for 550 yards in good form using the front crawl or breaststroke or a combination of either, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.

4. Immediately following the above swim, tread water for two minutes with the legs only and the hands under the armpits.

5. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using a front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, surface, swim on your back with the object 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands holding the object, and exit the water, all within 1 minute, 40sec.

*6. Show evidence of current training in American Red Cross First Aid and American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent.

*7. Show evidence of current training in the BSA online module for Safe Swim Defense.

*Trainings will be held on Monday


Optional Extended Day Program- The Extended Day program provides programming and supervision to campers following the end of the camp day. With this option, parents can pick up campers anytime Monday-Thursday between 4-6 p.m. 


Optional Lunch Program- Campers who participate in the lunch program are provided with lunch from a rotating menu of hot and cold food items, side dishes, and drinks, including sandwiches, pizza, fruit, etc.




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