Bear Salmon Run

Bear Elective Adventure Requirements: Salmon Run

This is a preview of one of the new Cub Scout requirements which will go into effect in the 2015-2016 program year. See the BSA Program Updates page for complete information.

Salmon Run is one of the Bear elective adventures. In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Elective 5 – BoatsBear Elective 19 – Swimming, and the Swimming Belt Loop and Pin.

For the Salmon Run adventure, Bears learn swimming and boating safety rules and then go have fun in the water.

The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Bears will receive a belt loop.

Bear Adventure Requirements: Salmon Run

  1. Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in boating.
  2. Identify the equipment needed when going boating.
  3. Demonstrate correct rowing or paddling form. Explain how rowing and canoeing are good exercise.
  4. Explain the importance of response personnel or lifeguards in a swimming area.
  5. Show how to do both a reach rescue and a throw rescue.
  6. Visit a local pool or swimming area with your den or family.
  7. Demonstrate the front crawl swim stroke to your den or family.
  8. Name the three swimming ability groups for the Boy Scouts of America.
  9. Attempt the BSA beginner swimmer classification.
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