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Lifesaver Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Explain and, if you can, show how you would carry out a rescue from water using these methods:
    • shout
    • reach
    • throwing a buoyant aid
    • throwing a rope
    • wade.
  2. Reach the standard of one of these:
    • Royal Lifesaving Society UK (RLSS UK)  Rookie Lifeguard Gold Level 1 award
    • Royal Lifesaving Society UK (RLSS UK) Survive and Save Silver Medallion award.
  3. Explain and, if you can, show what you would do if:
    • a person fell through ice
    • a pet fell through ice.



Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities. For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


This resource pack written with support from RLSS may help you with delivering this badge.


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