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==Elective 7a==
==Elective 7a==
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With an adult's help, make a scooter or a Cubmobile. Know the safety rules.
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With an adult's help, make a scooter or a [[Cubmobile]]. Know the safety rules.
*Sidewalk Safety Rules
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==Elective 19d==
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Tell what is meant by [[the buddy system]]. Know the basic rules of safe swimming.
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Tell what is meant by [[Buddy System|the buddy system]]. Know the basic rules of safe swimming.
*Basic Rules of Safe Swimming
*Basic Rules of Safe Swimming
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*Outdoor Essentials
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:1. [[First aid kit]]
:2. Filled water bottle
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:9. Pocket knife
:9. Pocket knife
:10. Matches or fire starters
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Elective 7a

With an adult's help, make a scooter or a Cubmobile. Know the safety rules.

  • Sidewalk Safety Rules
  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way.
  • Watch out for cars coming out of driveways.
  • Don't carry passengers.
  • Don't ride in the street.

Elective 19d

Tell what is meant by the buddy system. Know the basic rules of safe swimming.

  • Basic Rules of Safe Swimming
1. Be physically fit.
2. Have a qualified adult present whenever you swim.
3. Swim in areas that have already been checked and have no deep holes, stumps, rocks, cans, or glass.
4. If you can't swim, don't go in water more than 3 1/2 feet deep. If you can swim 50 feet, it's safe to go in water up to the top of your head. Go in deep water only if you are a good swimmer.
5. Swim with a buddy - someone to help if you get into trouble, some you can help if he needs it.
6. Obey the rules. Have a good time in the water and learn to swim a little better each time you go in.

Elective 20a

In archery, know the safety rules and how to shoot correctly. Put six arrows into a 4-foot target at a distance of 15 feet. Make an arrow holder. (This can be done only at a district/council day or resident or family camp.)

  • Archery Safety Rules
  • Shoot only when a grown-up is with you.
  • Never nock an arrow until you are ready to shoot.
  • Never aim an arrow toward anyone; point arrows only downrange, toward the target.
  • When not shooting, always point the arrow downward.
  • Shoot only where you have a clear view all around.

Elective 20b

In skiing, know the Skier's Safety and Courtesy Code. Demonstrate walking and kick turn, climbing with a side step or herringbone, a snowplow stop, a stem turn, four linked snowplow or stem turns, straight running in a downhill position or cross-country position, and how to recover from a fall.

  • The Skier's Safety and Courtesy Code
  • Ski only when properly equipped and clothed.
  • Never ski alone.
  • Ski under control, which means being able to turn and stop when you want.
  • Ski only on slopes suited to your ability.
  • Try to check the trail before skiing down it.
  • Respect the rights of other skiers.
  • Keep yourself physically fit.

Elective 20c

In ice skating, know the safety rules. From a standing start, skate forward 150 feet; and come to a complete stop within 20 feet. Skate around a corner clockwise and counterclockwise without coasting. Show a turn from forward to backward. Skate backward 50 feet.

  • Ice Skating Safety Rules
  • Always use sharp skates.
  • Skate only on approved ice surfaces in places where skating is supervised by an adult.
  • Never skate alone.
  • Never skate or walk on thin ice.
  • Watch where you are skating at all times.
  • Never throw anything onto the ice.
  • Never shove or grab another skater.

Elective 20e

In roller skating (with conventional or in-line skates), know the safety rules. From a standing start, skate forward 150 feet and come to a complete stop within 20 feet. Skate around a corner clockwise and counterclockwise without coasting and show a turn from forward to backward. Skate backward 50 feet. Wear the proper protective clothing.

  • Roller Skating Rules for Outdoor Skating
(conventional and in-line skates)
  • Give pedestrians the right-of-way.
  • Obey all laws about skating on the sidewalks or in the street.
  • Don't race out of alleys or driveways.
  • Avoid skating on chipped, broken, or rough surfaces. Watch out for rocks, branches, and trees.
  • Don't skate on other people's property without their permission.
  • Come to a complete stop and look in both directions for traffic before crossing streets.
  • Obey traffic laws, signs, and signals.
  • Don't skate in the street in traffic.
  • Avoid uncontrolled coasting and skating down inclines.
  • Don't hitch onto bicycles, cars, or trucks.
  • Don't skate outdoors at night.
  • Check you equipment before skating. Be sure all fittings are tight.
  • Wear the proper protective clothing (wrist guards, helmet, knee and elbow pads).

Elective 25a

Learn about the ten essential items you need for a hike or campout. Assemble your own kit of essential items. Explain why each item is "essential."

  • Outdoor Essentials
1. First aid kit
2. Filled water bottle
3. Flashlight
4. Trail food
5. Sunscreen
6. Whistle
7. Map and compass
8. Rain gear
9. Pocket knife
10. Matches or fire starters
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