Aquatics Courses

Swimming Merit Badge (YMCA)

February 4 | Platte County Community Center | 9am - 4pm

An Eagle required merit badge, Scouts who earn Swimming Merit Badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills.

This is a complete course and Scouts must attend the full session | Cost: $25

What to Bring:

  • Signed blue merit badge card
  • Suit, towel, goggles (no mask)
  • Lunch and drink
  • All participants must pre-register
  • If you have not earned 1st class, bring your Scout handbook
     

Register for Feb 4 Session


LIfesaving Merit Badge (YMCA)

February 25 or March 10  | Platte County Community Center | 9am - 4pm

The main purpose of the Lifesaving merit badge is to prepare Scouts to assist those involved in water accidents, teaching them the basic knowledge of rescue techniques, the skills to perform them, and the judgment to know when and how to act so that they can be prepared for emergencies.

This is a complete course and Scouts must select only one session to attend | Cost: $25

What to Bring:

  • Signed blue merit badge card
  • Suit, towel, goggles (no mask)
  • Lunch and drink
  • All participants must pre-register
  • If you have not earned 1st class, bring your Scout handbook

    *Scouts must have completed and earned Swimming Merit Badge

Register for Feb 25 Session Register for March 10 Session


Swimming Merit Badge (Midwest Aquatics)

February 18 & 25 | Midwest Aquatics | 1pm-3:30pm
7565 160th St, Overland Park, KS 66085

An Eagle required merit badge, Scouts who earn Swimming Merit Badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills.

Scouts must attend both sessions  | Cost: $20 (payable at first session)

Course Pre-requisites / Important Info:

What to Bring:

  • Merit badge card
  • Suit, towel, goggles (no mask)

Lifesaving Merit Badge (Midwest Aquatics)

April 14, 21 & 28 | Midwest Aquatics | 1pm-3:30pm
7565 160th St, Overland Park, KS 66085

The main purpose of the Lifesaving merit badge is to prepare Scouts to assist those involved in water accidents, teaching them the basic knowledge of rescue techniques, the skills to perform them, and the judgment to know when and how to act so that they can be prepared for emergencies.

Scouts must attend all 3 sessions  | Cost: $20 (payable at first session)

Course Pre-requisites / Important Info:

  • Scout must have completed Swimming Merit Badge
  • Scouts must attend all 3 sessions to complete the merit badge
  • Read the Lifesaving Merit Badge book prior to attending session
  • Complete workbook by the second session
  • Complete Safe Swim Defense Training online by the second session
  • Be prepared for the "in the water” requirement prior to attending session
  • Requirement 2b is the hardest requirement: We strongly recommend practice the strokes before attending the class. Swim continuously for 400 yards using each of the following strokes in a strong manner for a least 50 yards of front crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke 

What to Bring:

  • Merit badge card
  • Suit, towel, goggles (no mask)

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