Bear Salmon Run Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

Boys and girls swimming in a pool and an image of the Bear Salmon Run Cub Scout adventure belt loop.

Salmon Run is one of the Bear elective adventures. For the Salmon Run adventure, Bears learn swimming and boating safety rules and then go have fun in the water.

Cub Scouts learn the importance of the buddy system and of lifeguards. They also learn about the rules of boating and why they should wear a PFD. They demonstrate that they have basic swimming abilities and can do simple rescue throws.

Resources for Bear Den Leaders and Parents

BSA Swim Test

The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.

Water Rescue Methods

Water rescue methods are methods used to rescue someone who is in trouble in the water.

SCOUT Water Safety Chant

This chant helps younger Scouts learn the rules for safe aquatics activities.

Sharks and Minnows

This game can be used at your pack pool party or at a meeting focused on swimming skills.

BSA Video Resource

Safe Swim Defense

Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.

Safety Afloat

Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.

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