Scout Classes

A swim instructor watching scouts swim laps.

Whether you are working on a merit badge or completing your requirements, the Aquatic Center has a variety of different scout classes to help you achieve your goal.

Tuesday Scout Nights


Any scout group can reserve a spot on Tuesday night from 8 - 9 p.m. If you don't have your own instructor the Aquatic Center has a limited amount available. Call the Aquatic Center to ask a question or schedule a group. All scout groups must have a reservation in order to swim from 8 -9 pm.  208-612-8519

Scheduled Classes

These Classes are usually held during holiday breaks or other days when there is no school. The cost includes the cost of the class and the instructor. If the classes below do not work for your troop or you would like a different class, please contact the Aquatic Center at (208) 612-8519.


Available Classes

Cub Scout Elective Class 

          
Cost: $7.50 75 Minute
Class Covers requirements for the Aquanaut pin for Webelos, the Bear Salmon Run elective adventure, and the Wolf Spirit of the Water Elective adventure.  Please remember to review all requirements before the class.  Be aware that many of the requirements for each award are done in the deep end of the pool, and so adequate swimming is required.            

BSA 1st & 2nd Class

            
Cost: $7.50 75 Minute 
Class Meets the swimming requirements for 1st & 2nd Class Ranks.  Please review all requirements before the class. Please note - these are only the swimming requirements for both rank advancements, and completing the class will not grant the scout either rank advancement. Must bring participant’s Scout Book so that the requirements might be signed off.                 

CPR for Scouts (Citizen CPR)


Cost: $5.00 60 Minute 
Class Meets the CPR/AED requirements for First Aid and Lifesaving Merit Badge. Please  review all CPR/AED skills listed in Merit Badge book before coming to class.  No certification earned for this class. However, it must be taken to earn Lifesaving or First Aid Merit Badge.  Scouts must bring a signed Merit Badge Application (blue card) to this class.   

Swimming Merit Badge 

     
Cost: $24.50 4 Hour
Class Meets requirements for the BSA Swimming Merit Badge.  Review all requirements before the class. Scout must be able to hold breath underwater for a minimum of 10 seconds & submerge 8-10 feet without assistance. The 150 yard swim must be swam continuously, without breaks, assistance, or touching the walls or floors of the pool. Be prepared to swim all 5 strokes in a strong manner. Barely pushing through the strokes will not complete the swim test. Participants must 11 years old and be able to satisfactorily complete all skills in order to earn merit badge.  Scouts must bring a signed Merit Badge Application (blue card) to this class.            

BSA Lifesaving Merit Badge

  
Cost: $30.00 4 Hour
Class Meets requirements for BSA Lifesaving Merit Badge with the exception of CPR requirements.  Participants must bring clothes that will get wet during this class (shirt & pants).   Review all requirements before the class. The 400 yard swim must be swam  continuously, without breaks, assistance, or touching the walls or the floor of the pool. It also must be completed in a strong manner. Barely pushing through the swim will not satisfy the requirements for the swim test. Be prepared to swim most of the class. Participants must be 11 years old and be able to satisfactorily  complete all skills and take the CPR for Scouts class  in order to pass off merit badge.  Scouts must bring a signed Merit Badge Application (blue card) to this class.                                     

Girl Scout Classes are also offered through the Wes Deist Aquatic Center, please call (208)612-8519 for more information.

Prices


Instructors are $10 an hour for up to 8 students.
Groups of 1 - 8 patrons: $12
Groups of 9 - 12 patrons: $18
Group prices include all that enter the pool deck, even if not swimming.

 

Register for classes now!


  • In person at the Aquatic Center
  • Online
  • 208-612-8519

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