The Aquatics Committee of the Council organizes and directs many activities, trainings, and other events throughout the year.
Aquatics Special Awards, Courses, and Certifications
The Boy Scouts of America offers many smaller training certifications and awards for adults and older Scouts that are interested in learning more about aquatics and participating in more activities.
Kayaking BSA provides an introduction to kayaking skills and safety procedures and serves as a program opportunity for Scouts BSA and Venturing units in camp or out.
National Aquatics Workshops
Here are some of the presentations from the 2016 and 2018 aquatics workshops at the Florida Sea Base.
The workshops included great discussions about current aquatics areas of focus and a sharing of ideas. Many of the presentations made during the workshops are listed in the resource section below.
1. New and Creative Aquatics Programs and Best Practices From Councils
2. New Cub Scout Aquatics Program and Requirements
3. Important American Red Cross/BSA Agreements and Programs
4. Health and Safety Moments and Incident Reporting
5. A Great Eagle Scout “Loaner Lifejacket” Project
6. List of Aquatics Merit Badge Review Dates and Lead Subject Matter Experts
Below are various recourses that Scouts can view to learn more about aquatics activities here in Southern Arizona.
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.
Aquatics Committee Structure for Local Councils