ScoutingU Releases Updated Safety Afloat Training
In collaboration with the BSA National Aquatics Subcommittee, ScoutingU has released an updated version of “Safety Afloat” online training that is also mobile compatible. Since the inception of Scouting, learning to swim and engaging in aquatics activities such as boating and paddle sports have been core to the program. Safe Afloat training is required for any BSA unit who will participate in boating activities. This online training ensures that adult leaders are prepared to facilitate safe use of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts, floating tubes, sailboats, motorboats (including waterskiing), and other small craft. To access the updated training, log onto my.Scouting.org and search the catalog in the BSA Learn Center for “Safety Afloat.” For additional information regarding BSA aquatics programs, please refer to the Guide to Safe Scouting and the BSA’s Aquatics Supervision Guide.
Does Safety Afloat training have to be renewed?
Yes, adults supervising boating activities must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years.
Do I need to take the new version of Safety Afloat training if my current training is not expired?
No, you can complete the updated version of Safety Afloat when your current certification expires.
Is Safety Afloat training available to take in person?
No, Safety Afloat is only available online. It is also mobile compatible.