- Show that you know first aid for injuries or
illnesses that could occur while motorboating, including hypothermia,
heatstroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration, sunburn, insect stings, tick
bites, blisters, and hyperventilation.
- Do the following:
- Identify the conditions that must exist before
performing CPR on a person. Explain how such conditions are recognized.
- Demonstrate proper technique for performing CPR
using a training device approved by your counselor.
- Before doing the following requirements,
successfully complete the BSA swimmer test. Jump feet first into water
over your head in depth, swim 75 yards or 75 meters in a strong manner
using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke,
trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards or 25 meters using an easy, resting
backstroke. The 100 yards or 100 meters must be swum continuously and
include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by
floating as motionless as possible.
- Show you know safety laws for motorboating:
- Have a permit to run a motorboat, if needed.
- Explain laws affecting pleasure boating in your
- Discuss with your counselor how the hazards of
weather and heavy water conditions can affect both safety and
performance in motorboating.
- Promise that you will live up to the Scout
Boating code. Explain the meaning of each point.
- Discuss with your counselor the nautical rules
of the road and describe the national and your state's aids to
- Explain and show the correct use of equipment
required by both state and federal regulations to be carried aboard a
- Explain the requirement on federal and state
ventilation rules and state why this is needed.
- Show you know how to run a motorboat by doing the
following the right way:
- Get in a boat.
- Fuel and check motor before starting.
- Start motor and get under way from a dock or
- Run a straight course for a quarter mile. Make
right-angle turns to left or right. Make a U-turn.
- Stop boat. Drop anchor. Raise it. Get under
- Come alongside a dock. Tie up or beach.
- Show how to:
- Tie up or take boat from water.
- Store gear.
- Prepare motor for the winter.