Reminder – Swimming MB (Eagle Required)


This is a reminder that we have an opportunity to work on the Swimming MB this weekend. This is an Eagle Required MB, so I encourage anyone who hasn’t completed this badge to take advantage!

We will meet Sunday, August 13th, 2pm at the MEETING ROOM of the McDowell Mountain Aquatic Center – 15525 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, (480) 312-6677. Please check with the front desk when you check in. Admission is free!

Mike Coppo (Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 869, former U.S. Navy officer with numerous swimming related survival certificates and also an accomplished triathlete) will be giving a safety lecture in the meeting room and then we’ll move to the lap pool for the swim test. A Head Lifeguard from the Aquatic Center will be assisting the boys with requirements #4-7. Please have your Scout familiarize themselves with the requirements prior to the event and/or read through the MB pamphlet.

The Webelos Den from Cub Scout Pack 682 and Boy Scouts from Troop 869 will be joining us, so it should be a fun event for everyone. The pools, lazy river and slide will be open until 5pm, so your Scout is welcome to stay as long as they like, but the official Scouting event will probably wrap up by 3pm. One parent/guardian must be on premise if your Scout stays later than our event. We also encourage the Scout to observe the buddy system at all times. Siblings are welcome to attend. Did we mention that there is no charge for this event?


-Mr. Benyi