Cub Scout Archives: Bear Elective 5 - Boats

Boating and sailing are great sports. Maybe you’ve already been sailing, but do you know how to rig a sailboat? Repair a dock? Do you know the safety rules for boating?
If your answers were no, find out now. Anchors aweigh!

Bear Elective 5 Requirements

  1. Help an adult rig and sail a real boat. (Wear your PFD.)
  2. Help an adult repair a real boat or canoe.
  3. Know the flag signals for storm warnings.
  4. Help an adult repair a boat dock.
  5. With an adult on board, and both wearing PFDs, row a boat around a 100-yard course that has two turns. Demonstrate forward strokes, turns to both sides, and backstrokes.

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