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Scouts Power Coxswain Activity Badge

Scouts Power Coxswain Activity Badge

Have fun on the water by mastering the waterways in your chosen boat.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Here's what you need to do:
    • choose and identify the boat you will use
    • choose the waters you will visit
    • identify the features and hazards of this water
    • learn what the rules are for boating on the water you're using
    • wear the proper clothing and make sure you have the correct equipment for your craft
  2. Complete the following steps under proper supervision:
    • Locate the engine and know how to start and stop it safely.
    • Take part in a man overboard drill.
    • Launch and recover your craft (if that’s possible) and come alongside. Moor and berth your craft.
    • Control the speed and direction of your craft to steer around a course or on a journey.


  • If you hold The Scout Association’s Personal or Leadership Activity Permit for Power Boating or Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski), a Leadership Permit for Narrow Boating or Motor Cruising or the RYA Level 2 Powerboat Award, you automatically gain this badge.

January 2015.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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