Rangers will learn to swim a full mile in the pool with the assistance of a mask, fins and snorkel over several sessions. They can achieve their goal at their own pace or on a specific schedule while learning and discussing the importance of healthy exercise.
This class gives Rangers the opportunity to practice their skills through a variety of different stations set up in the shallow area of the pool. Each station has a specific skill to learn. After completing the skill, Rangers move on to the next station.
Rangers will become more comfortable with deep water to improve their diving abilities. Rangers will learn about how pressure affects divers underwater and why equalizing is so important, as they grow closer to becoming Junior Open Water Divers.
Rangers will be introduced to compass and natural navigation techniques and will practice course plotting, calculation drifts and currents. Once in the pool, Rangers will use compass headings to find coins at the bottom of the pool.
Marine Life Ranger
Rangers will learn about different types of marine life and the animals that live underwater. This course may include classroom work with photos and videos or a trip to the aquarium.
Rangers are encouraged to help in their home and community. Each time a Ranger helps their family or participates in community events, the individual they help signs off in their Ranger Log. Once a Ranger has completed all 12 sign-off locations, they receive recognition and credit for their Civic Ranger Specialty.