Boat Handling to include rowing a boat, taking a person into a boat from the water, clinging to a boat without capsizing it, etc.
Knot Tying to include all kinds of knots and their value in connection with life-saving work, and the use of them on life-saving appliances.
Wig-wagging to include the committing to memory of the U. S. Naval Wig-Wag Signal Code. The following is used at Camp Wawayanda, New Jersey Boys.
Signalling by wig-wag is carried on by waving a flag in certain ways, represented by the figures 1, 2 and 3, and thus letters are made and words spelled.
Two wig-wag flags are used, one a square white flag with a red square in the center, and the other a square red flag with white square in the center.
Only one flag is used in signalling, and that one is selected which can best be seen against the boy’s background.
[Illustration: Interval; Signal 1; Signal 2; Signal 3]
U. S. Naval wig-wag signal code.
Numerals 1 1111 2 2222 3 1112 4 2221 5 1122 6 2211 7 1222 8 2111 9 1221 0 2112
End of word, 3
End of sentence, 33
End of message, 333
I understand, A.A. 3
Cease signalling, A.A.A. 333
Repeat last word, C.C. 3
Repeat last message, C.C.C. 3
I have made an error, E.E. 3
1. The boy should face the person to whom he is signalling, and should hold the flag-staff vertically in front of the centre of his body, with the butt at the height of his waist.
2. The motion represented by the Figure 1 is made by waving the flag down to the right; 2, by waving it down to the left; and 3, by waving it down in front of the sender. (Page 188)
3. Each motion should embrace an arc of ninety degrees, starting from and returning to the vertical without a pause.
4. When two or more motions are required to make a letter, there should be no pause between the motions.
5. At the end of each letter there should be a slight pause at the vertical.
6. At the end of each word, one front motion (3) should be made; at the end of a sentence, two fronts (33); and at the end of a message, three fronts (333).