Bear Electives help
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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