EPRC is a great place to earn the occasional scout badge and work on your rank! Check this page for Scouting opportunities throughout the year. See our current upcoming classes below.
Webelos Aquanaut Adventure
Next Class: TBD
9am - 10:30am
$20 per scout
This adventure will introduce Webelos Scouts to the key principles of aquatics safety as they develop their swimming and boating skills.
Ready for a Webelos Adventure?
BSA Rank Requirements - Aquatics
Next date: TBD
10:30am - 12:00pm
Have a Scout working their way up the ranks? We've got a class to conquer the Aquatics portion.
This is a FREE course. ($10 for a swim card - as needed)
Second Class Requirements are:
5a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
5b. Demonstrate your ability to pass the BSA beginner test: Jump Feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
5c. Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects.
5d. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible. Explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
First Class Requirements are:
6a. Successfully complete the BSA swim test.
6b. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
6c. Identify the basic parts of a canoe, kayak, or other boat. Identify the parts of a paddle or an oar.
6d. Describe proper body positioning in a watercraft, depending on the type and size of the vessel. Explain the importance of proper body position in the boat.
6e. With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)