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National IT may be confused about recent training course (and code) changes.
Local council camping staff may not be aware of recent training course (and code) changes.
Council action needed?
I suggest asking your council professional program director (via your district program chair) to submit a JIRA technical report related to training course codes table/database.
Review of unit v.s. council camp training requirements?
I am not sure who needs to (or how to) contact the BSA National Aquatics Subcommittee about this issue. (That might vary by council.)
I am seeing
both in-person (“classroom”) in the May 2022 training codes table; and
a course availability change for Safe Swim Defense but not Safety Afloat training.
Safety Afloat training 2022
I have not seen anything about any changes to the “Safety Afloat” training course codes for summer 2022.
On the “safety moment” webpage the Safety Afloat training link is not defined to go to the BSA Learn Center, https://training.scouting.org/. and is linking to the default my Scouting Tools home link (tested 2022/07/26).
eLearning > Expanded Learning “Safe Swim Defense” (Updated March 2022)
Per The Training Times:
SCOUTING U RELEASES UPDATED SAFE SWIM DEFENSE TRAINING
In collaboration with the BSA National Aquatics Subcommittee, Scouting U has released an updated version of “Safe Swim Defense” online training that is also mobile compatible. … FAQs … Is Safe Swim Defense training available to take in person? No, Safe Swim Defense is only available online. It is also mobile compatible.
National Camp Standard
PS-201, “Aquatics: General”, Revised January 1, 2020, includes:
Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat procedures are used for all
on-site and off-site swimming and boating activities.
@WilliamsburgScouter I suggest asking your council registrar for help. If the database management information has been changed based on these courses being retired nationally, the local council registrar may not be able to help. But it is worth a try.
But this is confusing. As Bill noted above, there was an announcement that SSD could only be done online, but it’s still in the list. However, there wasn’t an announcement (that I know of) for SA, while it’s no longer in the list.
Like others, I completed SA and PCS at camp the week of 7/11, so I’m curious to know what the situation is. If council registrars can still add these, that would at least be a viable path.
The second, from the BSA Volunteer Training Team, was the Safety Afloat was now online only. Redirecting...
Regardless, if an adult took the Classroom training (for either) at a time when it was valid to do so, I don’t understand why a) that training is now retroactively void (as it appears it now is) and b) not able to be recorded in Training Manager (at the unit or council level).
Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training programs are available online
at my.scouting.org and may also be offered locally by instructors approved by the
council aquatics committee or other council authority.