Sea Scout Badges - ScoutHelp

Some Sea Scout badges, the rest can be found at: Scoutbase.org.uk


Pulling

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Pulling is is the nautical term for rowing. It is usually done in boats with four or more crew each with an oar and a Cox or Helm. To get this badge you must be able to row a figure of eight course and complete other maneuvers. Unlike kayaking and sailing where you can archive BCU (British Canoe Union) and RYA (Royal Yachting Association) awards, you may gain your instructors badge for teaching members younger than you.

Power Coxswain

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This badge is awarded for Powerboating. To get this you must archive the RYA Level one powerboat award. After completing this badge and award you will be able to deal with simple engine faults and drive a powerboat under adult supervision.

Nautical Skills

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These are probably the most important Sea Scouting badges and come in three stages...

Basic Nautical Skills

Swim 50 meters and stay afloat for five minutes.

Explain the safety rules that apply to boating, and the effects of winds, tide and current.

Demonstrate the difference between a buoyancy aid and a life jacket and explain when each should be used and how they function. Show how they are worn.

Complete any two of the following activities:

  • Row a dinghy single-handed and carry out basic maneuvers.
  • Scull a dinghy and carry out basic maneuvers.
  • Sail a figure-of-eight course.
  • Complete an introductory course for canoing or kayaking.
  • Crew a Bell Boat or Dragon Boat.
  • Carry out an activity using knots, bends or hitches. Make a lashing and demonstrate rope whipping or safe sealing.
  • Take part in a half-day expedition or exercise afloat.

Complete four items from the list of nautical skills training activities each one taken from a different section of the list.

Keep a log or other record of the water activities completed.


Nautical Skills

Hold the Basic Nautical Skills Badge.

Demonstrate how to use your craft to recover a casualty from the water by taking part in a simple rescue exercise.

Heave a lifeline from a boat to land in reach of person 6 metres away, within two attempts.

Know the IRPCS steering rules and apply these to the craft used.

Plan and take part in a one-day expedition or exercise afloat.

Complete from the list of nautical skills training activities:

One item from the Practical Skills section.

One item from the Safety section.

Two items from the rules of the road and communications section.

A further five items from the remaining five sections.

Maintain a log or other record of the water activities completed.


Advanced Nautical Skills

Hold the Nautical Skills Badge.

Demonstrate knowledge of pilotage, navigation lights, sound signals, tides, currents and eddies, as relevant to your local waters.

Take care of and maintain a boat or canoe for a period of at least three months.

Know how to get local weather forecasts, understand their importance and be able to recognise signs of changing weather.

Choose two of the following four activities:

  • Gain the RYA Level 2 Power Boat
  • Gain the RYA Start Sailing 3
  • Gain the BCU 2 Star Award
  • Gain the Scout Association's Pulling Badge.

Take part in an expedition afloat with a minimum 24 hour duration.

Obtain a Permit to undertake Water Activities.

Complete from the list of nautical skills training activities:

One further item from the Practical Skills section, making sure that at least two skill areas have been covered.

Two further items from the Safety section.

One further item from the Rules of the road and communications section.

Three further items from the remaining five sections.

Maintain a log or other record of the water activities completed.


Dragon Boating

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Once you have completed all the requirements you can get this award for dragon boating.



Dinghy Sailor

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To get this badge you must achieve the Royal Yachting Association's (RYA) Stage two award of the Youth Sailing Scheme.



Canoeist

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To get this badge you must achieve the British Canoe Union's (BCU) One Star Award. The BCU One Star Award is a flat water award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills. The One Star can be taken in any kind of paddlesport craft (e.g. kayak, canadian canoe, sit-on-top, polo boat, racing canoe etc.)

If an older member of the troop achieves one of the above badges they can teach younger members in order to get their Instructor badge.