- Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur
while rowing, including cold and heat reactions, dehydration, contusions,
lacerations, and blisters.
- 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
- Before doing the following requirements, successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.
Jump feetfirst into water over your head in depth, swim 75 yards in a strong manner using
one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then
swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously
and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
- Review and discuss Safety Afloat and demonstrate the proper fit and use of personal
flotation devices (PFDs).
- Do ONE of the following:
- Alone or with a passenger, do the following correctly in either a fixed-seat or
- Row in a straight line for a quarter mile. Stop, make a pivot turn, and return to the
- Backwater in a straight line for 50 yards. Make a turn under way and return to the
- Land and moor or rack your craft.
- Tie the following mooring
knots: - clove hitch, roundturn with two half-hitches, bowline,
Wellman's knot, and mooring
- Participate as a rowing team member in a competitive rowing meet.
The team may be sponsored by a school, club, or Scout unit. The meet
must include competition between two or more teams with different
sponsors. Complete at least 10 hours of team practice prior to the
- Do ONE of the following:
- In a fixed-seat rowboat, come alongside a dock and help a passenger into the boat.
Pull away from the dock, change position with your passenger, and scull
in good form over the stern for 10 yards, including at least one
180-degree turn. Resume your rowing position, return along side the
pier, and help your passenger out of the boat.
- In a sliding-seat rowboat, come alongside a pier and, with your buddy
assisting you, get out onto the pier. Help your buddy into the boat.
Reverse roles with your buddy and repeat the procedure.
- Participate in a swamped boat drill, including righting and stabilizing
the craft, reboarding in deep water, and making headway. Tell why you should
stay with a swamped boat.
- Alone in a rowboat, push off from the shore or a dock. Row 10 yards to a swimmer. While
giving instructions to the swimmer, turn the boat so that the swimmer may hold onto the
stern. Tow him to shore.
- Show or explain the proper use of anchors for rowboats.
- Describe the following:
- Types of craft used in commercial, competitive, and recreational rowing.
- Four common boatbuilding materials. Give some good and bad points of each.
- Types of oarlocks used in commercial, competitive, and recreational rowing.
- Discuss the following:
- The advantage of feathering oars while rowing
- How to handle a rowboat in a storm
- How to properly fit out and maintain a boat in season, and how to prepare and store a
boat for winter
- How to calculate the weight a boat may carry under normal conditions
- The differences between fixed-seat and sliding-seat rowing
- The different meaning of the term sculling in fixed- and sliding-seat rowing.
- The health benefits from rowing for exercise
BSA Advancement ID#: 98
Source: Boy Scout Requirements, #33215E, revised 2007