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.
Bear Elective Adventures: Salmon Run
Click to open the requirements for Bear Adventure: Salmon Run
Complete requirements 1–4 plus two others
1. Explain the importance of response personnel or lifeguards in a swimming area. Tell how the buddy system works and why it is important.
2. Visit a local pool or swimming area with your den or family. Go swimming or take a swimming lesson
3. Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in boating.
4. Identify the safety equipment needed when going boating.
5. Demonstrate correct rowing or paddling form. Explain how rowing and canoeing are good exercise.
6. Show how to do both a reach rescue and a throw rescue.
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. Earn the BSA beginner swim classification.
Printable Check Off Sheets and Note Sheets
Other helps for the Bear Salmon Run Adventure
- Bear Adventures Checkoff Sheet
- Welcome New Den Leaders
- BSA Safety
- Scout Moms, Dads, and Leaders Facebook group