"For boating the ideal time to practice swimming with PFD's is when you are practicing man overboard or capsize drills before going out on a boating activity where these are possible occurances. The PFD swimming is part of the safe boating…"
I was under the impression you placed an order for more shoulder flash in June. I tried to get the 10th research triangle group added to the order. Is this still in the works or do I need to wait until the next round?
Joshua Steggall is now a member of Baden-Powell Service Association Trailhead
"As I see it, swimming unsupported and swimming in a PFD are different (but related) skills. It is important to know how to swim without a PFD. It is also important to know how to swim/maneuver wearing a PFD so that if/when your boat capsizes while…"
"safe swim defence is a great idea. and it reaffirms each scouts ability. As to life jackets, do you do the 1st class swimmer tests for pathfinders making the scouts wear them? And same question for the timberwolf swimmer badge requirements?"
"Yeah, went ahead and ordered the Propper shirt in both short and long sleeve, they seemed the most sharp looking of the bunch, will see how they feel in a few days! I might check out the Cabela's one as well if these don't work out."