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Lifeguard Academy

Lifeguard Academy
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Last Day To Register
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 6/18/2002
2680 West Highway 154 (Rancho Alegre)
Santa Barbara, CA 93105, US
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June 18 - 24, 2017

BSA Life Guard Patch

What does it take for your unit to have a certified BSA Life Guard? Why not two in case one Scout can't make it to an outing? BSA Life Guards are essential requirements for any BSA Aquatics Program.

This summer at Rancho Alegre a special five day program has been established to train Scouts to be a BSA Life Guard.

Send your Scouts to this important water camp!

Join us at Rancho Alegre for a great 5 day aquatic experience.

Mile Swim PatchSnorkeling BSA PatchYou can be qualified as a BSA Lifeguard (an intensive 35 hour training course), complete your CPR, earn Snorkeling BSA, complete your mile swim requirements, and complete the SCUBA, BSA orientation course. (This is not a certification course, but an introductory session where you will learn some of the basics of SCUBA diving, and try some of the equipment.)

You can also learn the basics of canoeing and rowing, as well as enjoy some free time at the rifle or archery range.



Dates: June 18-24, 2017

Time: Noon Sunday to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Be prepared to start at 8:30 Monday. Arrival is Sunday evening after 6 pm.

Location: Rancho Alegre, near Lake Cachuma. A camp facility and outdoor education school owned and operated by the Los Padres Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Eligibility: This camp is open to all Scouts/Venturers and community members (male or female) age 15 (or completed the 8th grade) and up. (Adults may also attend and take the course as well.)

Medical Forms: All participants must submit the appropriate medical forms at registration in order to participate in this program: New Standard BSA Medical Form (March 2014 version) 

Accommodations: “Bunk-house” style dormitories with individual showers (bring your own bedding and towel).

Camp Fee includes:Lodging, meals, and all program materials.

Cost:  $350 ($335 if paid by April 30th)  (click here.) Forms will need to be completed and mailed into the Rancho Alegre Program OfficeIf paying online, please use ACH (automatic withdrawal from your bank account) rather than a debit card or a credit card.  The fee on this form of payment is minimal.

To download a form with all this information and an application to mail in, click here.

To download the latest BSA annual medical form (March 2014 version), go to this web url: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

$350.00 per Participant
Early Discount
Before 4/30/2017 a discount of $15.00 will apply.


Santa Barbara  Service Center

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Main Administrative Office
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Office: (805) 967-0105
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