Saturday, October 17, 2009


How could you achieve your Water Badge? You could learn, attend, try, improve, share, discover, plan, visit, take part in...Here are some example challenges:

  • Discover about animals that live in ponds and their food, habits, appearance etc.
    Improve your swimming skills, such as:
    Improve the length you can swim, keep a log
    Learn how to swim 4 different strokes and improve how far you can swim each one.
    Learn how to do a 'safety step' and the importance of it
    Learn how to tread water and improve how long you can do it
    Learn how to swim while wearing clothes over your swimmers and be able to take the clothes off in the water without touching the bottom or sides
    Learn how to swim on the surface and underwater using a mask, flippers and snorkel and improve how far you can swim.
    Learn about pool safety and how to save someone.
    Advance your boating skills.
    Plan a bunch of water-related activities for you and your friends.
    Find out about the drought and why water restrictions are needed.
    Learn about beach safety and how to identify a rip
    Research 'The Bends' (decompression sickness), what causes it, and how to avoid it.
    Try to save water and discover how much you really use by going on the 40 hour 40 litre drought
    Find out how to treat stings caused by jellyfish, bluebottles etc
    Find out about Sydney's current water restrictions and those in force in another area.
    Or any other challenge or bunch of challenges related to water that mean you are achieving your personal best.

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