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Swimming Merit Badge saves life

The one thing everyone remembers from swimming merit badge as long as it has existed is jumping into the water fully dressed and using your long pants as a flotation device.  This article does not mention if the survivor was a scout or not, but he definitely used the same skill every scout with swimming merit badge learns.

https://www.wptv.com/news/world/man-survives-hours-at-sea-by-using-jeans-as-a-flotation-device

 

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