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Venture Crew 272 will be conducting an American Red Cross lifeguard certification program which includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid training, as well as a final skill and written tests. All participants must be at least 15 years of age by May 2, 2021 and able to complete a pre-course swimming test including a 300 yard swim of front crawl and breaststroke, a timed test of swimming to the deep end to pick up a brick off the bottom of the pool, and treading water for two minutes without the use of your hands.

Brian Walker, Crew 272’s Advisor, and Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor for the program’s past 15 years said, “There are fewer and fewer opportunities for kids to get lifeguard training. We have kids and adults from five counties and even kids from Illinois attend the program. Red Cross Lifeguard training gives kids valuable life skills, and opens the door to a first job of great responsibility. Past guards have found jobs working at local towns, church camp, state park, university and college pools. The group will be following Covid-19 guidelines, including temperature checks before each class, seperation, and fixed teams. Things will be opening up as everyone is vaccinated (the instructor is), lifeguards will be in demand.”

"Many high schools will award an Elective PE credit (check with your high school guidance counselor) for the successful completion of the lifeguard program. Lifeguarding is a rewarding summer job, and guards are in high demand. Guards can chose from Indoor or outdoor work, hours are often flexible, and the pay is good too."


Scout Salute, like the Crew 272 mission and website... "Go forth boldly in the direction of your dreams; live the life you've imagined."

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28 minutes ago, SSScout said:

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"FOUNTAIN COUNTY, INDIANA — Boy Scout Crew 272 will be conducting an American Red Cross lifeguard certification program starting April 9 and lifeguard re-certification program starting on May 1 at Fountain Central High School. The lifeguard program runs three evenings a week 5-9 p.m., for four weeks, according to information provided."


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