Mile Swim BSA Award
Scoutmaster Bucky - Mile Swim BSAThe Mile Swim BSA award focuses on encouraging swimming skills and recognizes Scouts (youth and adult) who swim one mile or more according to the following requirements.
Mile Swim BSA card

Mile Swim BSA patch
Swim trunks emblem - The Mile Swim BSA patch is NOT worn on the uniform; it is worn on the left side of the swim trunks
Mile Swim BSA form:    click here
Mile Swim BSA Award Requirements source: Boy Scout Requirements: 2018 Edition

1. Explain how regular exercise contributes to good health and why swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.


2. Tell what precautions and procedures a swimmer and escort must follow for distance swimming over open water.


3. Under the supervision of a currently qualified certified aquatics instructor, BSA or equivalent, participate in four hours of training and preparation for distance swimming (one hour a day maximum).


4. Swim 1 mile over a measured course that has been approved by the trained instructor who will supervise the swim.


this page last reviewed / updated: November 2018