Lifeguard Opportunities 

Lifeguard and HSR staff opportunities

 The AJC is actively recruiting, training, and certifying qualified Lifeguards, Lifeguard Instructors, Aquatic Merit Badge Instructors, Waterfront Staff, and Aquatic Instructors to help with Aquatics. We want to make the waterfront at Hood Scout Reservation a year-round activity for scouts and scouters.

We invite Scouts 15 years and older to join us in making Hood Scout Reservation a waterfront destination for troops in the southeast.

Andrew Jackson Council is offering to cover the expenses related to this training and certification. What we ask in return for Lifeguards, Instructors, and Staff is that you agree to employment at Hood Scout Reservation for at least 2 years. For BSA Lifeguard Instructors and Aquatic Instructors we ask that you contribute annually at least a week of your time assisting this program during summer camp or some other official BSA aquatic event.

Interested parties can contact the AJC Aquatic Committee for more information or to register for this training. The dates for available courses will be published very soon. 

We need BSA Lifeguards…

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Health history suitable for strenuous swimming
  • Swim 550 yards with combination of strokes
  • Tread 2 minutes using only legs
  • Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10# weight from 7-10’ of water, swim back 20 yards holding the weight with both hands, exit the pool: TIME LIMIT 1 minute 40 seconds

Duel certification in BSA Lifeguard and American Red Cross Lifeguard requires approximately 26 hours of training.  CPR/AED Basic Life Support certification included.

Certification validity period: 2 years

 

We need BSA Aquatic Instructor….

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Registered member of BSA
  • Pre-approval from Andrew Jackson Aquatics Committee
  • Currently certified in BSA Lifeguard
  • Currently certified in CPR/AED Basic Life Support

 

Course length is approximately 24 hours.

Certification validity period: 5 years

 

We need BSA Aquatic Instructor….

BSA Aquatic Instructor

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 18 years of age (21 years of age to function as Waterfront Director)
  • Current certification in BSA Lifeguard or American Red Cross Lifeguard
  • Must show proof of completion: BSA Safety Afloat & Safe Swim Defense
  • Must be able to complete the 100 yard BSA Swim Test, and then swim an additional 450 yards
  • Immediately following the 450 yard swim you must tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
  • Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10# weight from 7-10’ of water, swim back 20 yards holding the brick with both hands, exit the water: Time Limit 1 minute 40 seconds.
  • Preapproval from Andrew Jackson Council Aquatic Committee

Course length is 1 week at an approved BSA National Camping School.

Certification validity period: 5 years

ANDREW JACKSON COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
[Map]

Phone:601-948-6111
Fax:601-948-6117
Web:bsa-jackson.org
 

JACKSON SCOUT SHOP

855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
[Map]

Phone:601-355-7047
 

HOOD SCOUT RESERVATION

8065 Old Port Gibson Rd
Hazelhurst, MS 39083
[Map]

Phone:601-948-6111
 

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