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Eagle project

Discussion in 'Scuba Teens' started by scubascout2000, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Amphibious

    Amphibious Scuba Instructor

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    Congrats on starting your eagle scout project, I remember mine like it was yesterday. if there is anyway I can help shoot me a PM.
     
  2. mike_s

    mike_s Contributor

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    I posted this a few days ago, but it was the day before scubaboard "crashed" so the post got lost.

    But as one of the other people said, how about an underwater navigation course or compass course. Our local quarry has one set up by the local scuba club.

    It's made up of a course underwater which is interconnected with string near the bottom due to visbilitiy. However, the "course" is in mid-water depth and it's
    hard to see the string that high. What they did was anchor "swim through"
    course markers made of boxes, circles, or triangles of 2" or 3" PVC pipe. Seal
    it right and it'll hold air and float. However these do have bouy floats at the
    top of them to support them. I guess after people tug on them they will start
    to leak, etc.

    You can use different PVC shapes (box, cirlce, triangle) to signify different things. You can also paint them different colors for the same reason. you could also post a "sign" made of plastic or sheet aluminum at each marker either telling them what
    compass direction to head to for the next site.

    Make sure to set up a pattern that will be 4 90 degree right turns to create a square swim pattern and maybe 3 90 degree ones to create a triangle swim pattern. Of course you can use one "marker" for more than one course.

    Seeing that Scouting uses hiking and compass navigation, this would be a great way to translate an above ground scouting acitivity underwater.

    -mike
     
  3. divingirl

    divingirl Guest

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    I, for one, would love to pics and stuff of your prodject when it happens.
     
  4. flipperz

    flipperz NAUI Instructor

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  5. fmw625

    fmw625 Guest

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    Don't forget to fill out all the project paperwork and have it approved before you start the actual work. My son had to do two projects because the first one was not preapproved. 40 hours is a lot of fun time under water.

    Eagle Scout 1966
     
  6. scubascout2000

    scubascout2000 Registered

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    o MAN, thx for all the help everyone. still moving along getting plans together, paperwork, and finish final requirments!!! will have my eagle by the end of this summer. I will take plenty of pictures dont worry!! thx again,
    -James
     
  7. DEEPLOU

    DEEPLOU Contributor

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    Remember as Eagle Candidate, you are supposed to be leading others in the project not doing it all yourself.
     
  8. scubascout2000

    scubascout2000 Registered

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    I know. I have the support of all my fellow scouts plus the fact that everyone is scuba cert. is good too. Plus how can i dive by myself? I need a buddy! :-D Thx again everyone. But im trying to get good grades and get my permit so eagle is slowing down a bit! THX!
    -S.S.
     
  9. mike_s

    mike_s Contributor

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    So what exactly are you going to do for your project?
     
  10. scubascout2000

    scubascout2000 Registered

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