Keowa: Program- Awards and Certifications

Totin' Chip
The Totin' Chip certification is important for young Scouts to earn, as it enables them to use knives and other woods tools. Totin' Chip is offered at our Scout Skills area and as part of our FCA program.

Firem'n Chip
Available in our Scout Skills area and via the FCA program, the Firem'n Chip certification allows Scouts to carry matches and build campfires.

BSA Lifeguard
Those Scouts 15 and up, as well as adult leaders, that complete the BSA Lifeguard training course will be fully certified Lifeguards by the end of their week in camp.
*Requirement 6 (Show evidence of current training in American Red Cross First Aid and American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent) CPR training should be viewed as a prerequisite and completed prior to camp. Scouts may show their certification card to the Aquatics Director to fulfill this requirement.

Snorkeling BSA

Please Follow the Link to the Requirements. Just Simple Click on the title. 

Mile Swim

To encourage swimming skills and recognize Scouts who swim one mile or more.  

Leave No Trace Achievement Award

The Leave No Trace principles might seem unimportant until you consider the combined effects of millions of outdoor visitors. One poorly located campsite or campfire may have little significance, but thousands of such instances seriously degrade the outdoor experience for all. Leaving no trace is everyone's responsibility.

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Safe Swim Defense

BSA groups shall use Safe Swim Defense for all swimming activities. Adult leaders supervising a swimming activity must have completed Safe Swim Defense training within the previous two years. Safe Swim Defense standards apply at backyard, hotel, apartment, and public pools; at established waterfront swim areas such as beaches at state parks and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes; and at all temporary swimming areas such as a lake, river, or ocean.

Safety Afloat

BSA groups shall use Safety Afloat for all boating activities. Adult leaders supervising activities afloat must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years. Cub Scout activities afloat are limited to council, district, pack, or den events that do not include moving water or float trips (expeditions). Safety Afloat standards apply to the use of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts, floating tubes, sailboats, motorboats (including waterskiing), and other small craft, but do not apply to transportation on large commercial vessels such as ferries and cruise ships. Parasailing (being towed airborne behind a boat using a parachute), kitesurfing (using a wakeboard towed by a kite), and recreational use of personal watercraft (small sit-on-top motorboats propelled by water jets) are not authorized BSA activities.

Climb on Safely

Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.

Youth Protection Guidelines

Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section's topic. Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online.

This is Scouting

This Is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz.