Cub Scout: Aquatics

  Cub Scout Aquatics

During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his aquatic skills.

The Scouting program has included water activities since it began. Aquatics is an important part of Cub Scout summer camps AND most popular family vacation spots.  Learning and reinforcing safe swimming and boating practices may save the life of a Scout, or someone else.

During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his aquatic skills at the resort pool or water parks, while using the boat transportation to/from the parks, and in the parks on the various water rides.

Throughout the five Cub Scout ranks, there are many Aquatic topics built into the adventure electives including:

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Water & Swimming
  • Water conservation
  • Water pollution
  • Swimming safety
  • Swimming as exercise
  • Gliding in the water
  • Water assistance & rescue
  • Swimming buddies
  • Visiting a public pool
  • Fastening a life jacket correctly
  • BSA swimmer classification skills
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Boats
  • Types of boats
  • Boating equipment
  • Boating safety
  • Rowing and canoes

 

Scouting WDW

Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice aquatic goals while visiting:

Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit

    Traveling to Walt Disney World

      Dining at Walt Disney World 

        Visiting Walt Disney World 

         


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        Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:

        Tiger Elective Adventure: Floats and Boats
        1. Identify five different types of boats.
        2. Build a boat from recycled materials, and float it on the water.
        3. With your den, say the SCOUT water safety chant.
        4. Play the buddy game with your den.
        5. Show that you can put on and fasten a life jacket the correct way.
        6. Show how to safely help someone who needs assistance in the water,
        without having to enter the water yourself.
        7. Show how to enter the water safely, blow your breath out under the
        water, and do a prone glide.

        Wolf Elective Adventure: Spirit of the Water
        1. Demonstrate how the water in your community can become polluted.
        2. Explain one way that you can help conserve water in your home.
        3. Explain to your den leader why swimming is good exercise.
        4. Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in
        swimming or boating.
        5. Show how to do a reaching rescue.
        6. Visit a local pool or public swimming area with your family or Wolf
        den. With qualified supervision, jump into water that is at least chesthigh,
        and swim 25 feet or more.

        Bear Elective Adventure: Salmon Run
        1. Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in
        boating.
        2. Identify the equipment needed when going boating.
        3. Demonstrate correct rowing or paddling form. Explain how rowing and
        canoeing are good exercise.
        4. Explain the importance of response personnel or lifeguards in a
        swimming area.
        5. Show how to do both a reach rescue and a throw rescue.
        6. Visit a local pool or swimming area with your den or family, and go
        swimming.
        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. Attempt the BSA beginner swimmer classification.

        Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Aquanaut
        Complete 1–5 and any two from 6–10.
        1. State the safety precautions you need to take before doing any water
        activity.
        2. Recognize the purpose and the three classifications of swimming
        ability groups in Scouting.
        3. Discuss the importance of learning the skills you need to know before
        going boating.
        4. Explain the meaning of “order of rescue” and demonstrate the reach
        and throw rescue techniques from land.
        5. Attempt the BSA swimmer test.
        6. Demonstrate the precautions you must take before attempting to dive
        head first into the water, and attempt a front surface dive.
        7. Learn and demonstrate two of the following strokes: crawl,
        sidestroke, breaststroke, or trudgen.
        8. Invite a member or former member of a lifeguard team, rescue squad,
        the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, or other armed forces branch who
        has had swimming and rescue training to your den meeting. Find out
        what training and other experiences this person has had.
        9. Demonstrate how to correctly fasten a life jacket that is the right size
        for you. Jump into water over your head. Show how the life jacket
        keeps your head above water by swimming 25 feet. Get out of the
        water, remove the life jacket and hang it where it will dry.
        10. If you are a qualified swimmer, select a paddle of the proper size and
        paddle a canoe with an adult’s supervision.

         

        Disney Marinas and Boats

        Disney Marinas and Boats

        Boats at the Grand Floridian

        During a visit to Walt Disney World, scouts will be able to complete these elective requirements:

        • Identify five different types of boats.
        • Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in boating.
        • Identify the equipment needed when going boating.
        • Discuss the importance of learning the skills you need to know before going boating.

        Water Recreation – Scouts families will be able to pilot their own adventure aboard an array of boats around lakes, lagoons and bays throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

        Walt Disney World Resort Hotels with Marinas:

        • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
        • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
        • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
        • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
        • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
        • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
        • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

        Transportation – Walt Disney World Transportation includes motorcoaches, the monorail and ferry boats.

        Learn about the different types of ferry boats and their routes here.

        Attractions & Activities – From a leisurely jaunt around Tom Sawyer Island in the Magic Kingdom’s paddle-wheel riverboat to a kids only treasure hunt for pirate booty, Walt Disney World offers a variety of boating activities.

        • Liberty Square River Boat
        • Pirate Adventure Cruises
        • Ferrytale Wishes Dessert Cruise
        • Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
        • Guided Fishing Excursions

        Want a little more Disney magic?  Ask the boat captains/crew for a Transportation Card. These collectible, numbered cards feature the various modes of transportation around the Walt Disney World Resorts & Parks, including motorcoaches, the monorail and ferries.


        Want to know more about the Walt Disney World water recreation and activities? Click here.

        Disney Pools

        Disney Pools

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        During a visit to Walt Disney World, scouts will be able to complete these elective requirements while swimming at the resort pool:

        • Show that you can put on and fasten a life jacket the correct way.
        • Show how to enter the water safely, blow your breath out under the water, and do a prone glide.
        • Visit a local pool or public swimming area with your family.
        • Explain to your den leader/parent why swimming is good exercise.
        • With qualified supervision, jump into water that is at least chest-high, and swim 25 feet or more.
        • Demonstrate the front crawl swim stroke to your den or family.
        • Demonstrate the precautions you must take before attempting to dive headfirst into the water, and attempt a front surface dive.
        • Learn and demonstrate two of the following strokes: crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, or elementary backstroke.
        • Demonstrate how to correctly fasten a life jacket that is the right size for you. Jump into water over your head. Show how the life jacket helps keep your head above water by swimming 25 feet. Get out of the water, remove the life jacket, and hang it where it will dry.

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        Want a little more Disney magic?  Experience the ultimate in Disney World swimming at one of the Disney Water Parks: Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach.


        Want to know more about the Disney Resort hotels and pools? Click here.

        Cub Scout: Home & Family

        Cub Scout: Home & Family

        During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his home & family skills as you plan for your vacation, while traveling to WDW, dining at the restaurants, and visiting the parks.

        Throughout the Cub Scout ranks, there are many Home & Family goals built into the adventures including:

        • Appreciating diversity and each Scout’s unique family heritage
        • Being observant
        • Building skills
        • Developing confidence, and encouraging bravery and patience
        • Developing patience and perseverance as they train their pets
        • Following directions
        • Home repair knowledge and skills
        • Learning some basics about project planning (selecting a project, evaluating what is needed, choosing the proper type of wood, etc.)
        • Learning the benefits of having loyal pets and being loyal to them in return
        • Motor skills
        • Showing creativity and artistic skills with the final project
        • Showing respect and kindness for animals
        • Understanding basic tools and tool safety
        • Using math skills while measuring
        • Working with wood to create a project
        A Scout is trustworthy, helpful, courteous, obedient, and kind while practicing home & family skills.

         

        Plan a family or scout pack/troop camping trip to Walt Disney World.


        Scouting WDW

        Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice home & family goals while:

        Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit

        Traveling to Walt Disney World

        Dining at Disney World Restaurants

        Visiting Disney World Parks


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        Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:
        • Tiger Core Adventure: Team Tiger

        • Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories

        This adventure will help Tigers learn about their families and their heritage.

        • Bear Elective Adventure: Baloo the Builder

        Learning to work with wood to create fun and useful items is a good skill for anyone to have. This adventure will expose the Bear Scout to the safe and proper use of hand tools, how to determine the correct type of wood for a project, and how to construct an item. The adventure also offers a good opportunity to bring parents of the Scouts or other adults with woodworking skills into the den setting, asking them to help with some of the technical aspects. This adventure can also serve as an introduction to the Boy Scout Woodworking merit badge offered.

        • Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care

        Bear Scouts will learn how caring for a pet fosters responsibility and offers a sense of companionship that they can nurture and cherish throughout their lives. This adventure also gives them an opportunity to learn about the many ways animals return the favor and assist people in need.

        • Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Build It

        This adventure can assist Webelos Scouts as they develop building and motor skills, tool knowledge, and good safety practices. It also helps them gain appreciation for several forms of craftsmanship.

        • Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Fix It

        This adventure will help Scouts develop their motor skills and increase their knowledge of tools and safety procedures. Each boy will gain the confidence he needs to react properly and help out if certain home or auto repairs are needed.


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        Sum of All Thrills

        Sum of All Thrills

        Scouts can build their own theme park ride!

        Visit Epcots Innovention building and stop by Sum of All Thrills.  This is where scouts and their ride partner will take a turn in the Designer Lab creating their one-of-a-kind ride experience. Using an interactive touchscreen design panel, scouts can add drops, barrel rolls, twists and turns using their math, science and engineering know how. During the testing phase, adjust height, velocity and follow other recommendations to modify your ride experience based on mild to wild settings.

        Once your ride design has been locked into the system, head up a short flight of stairs while your ride specifications are programmed into a 4-D robotic simulator. Buckle-up and get ready to feel every bump, twist and drop of the ultimate ride you just created – complete with the realism of high-definition video, audio and motion.

        Want a little more Disney magic? After your ride, you’ll receive a card with your one-of-a-kind ride experience program. Visit MathMovesU to replay your ride on your home pc. Not visiting the parks soon enough? The MathMovesU site also has an online Design Your Own Ride and Game experience scouts may want to check out.

        Disney Family Tree & Crest

        Disney Family Tree & Crest

        Scouts who need to complete a family tree for an adventure elective requirement or a Merit Badge requirement should start with their name and include at least two additional generations. While completing a family tree, parents and scouts can discuss the history, traditions, and culture of their family heritage.

        My Family Tree for the Core Value: Faith

        Faith means having inner strength and confidence based on trust in a higher power. Understanding one’s family tree, ancestors, and heritage brings stories to life of the strength and confidence of our family members. It also tells of their belief and trust in a higher power to help bring them safely to the United States. In years past, many immigrants traveled by boat. What faith they had in that boat that would change their lives!  Courtesy April 2013 Cub Scout Meeting Guide

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        Want a little more Disney magic?  Use the Disney coat of arms found above Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland as inspiration for creating your own coat of arms.

        Would your scout like a copy of the Disney inspired Family Tree ? Request a PDF copy here:

        Cub Scout: Faith

        Cub Scout: Faith

        During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his faith as you plan for your vacation, while traveling to WDW, dining at the restaurants, and visiting the parks.

        Throughout the Cub Scout ranks, there are many Faith goals built into the adventures including

        • Beginning to strengthen their faith together with other family members
        • Learning about individuals who have demonstrated fellowship, and creating plans to help us develop characteristics that will benefit our community
        • Learning about what duty to God means to you and your family.
        • Observing different ways a person can be reverent
        • Practicing one’s religion—walking the “footsteps”—shows reverence and duty to God.
        • Religious freedom is one of the founding principles of our country, and Scouting honors that freedom.
        • Showing our duty to God by participating in service projects designed to help a neighbor or community organization
        • We should show reverence for those of great faith who came before us.
        • With their adult partner, discovering their family’s faith
        • Worshipping together to strengthen our faith in God
        A Scout is reverent.

        Scouting WDW

        Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice your faith while:

        Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit

        Traveling to Walt Disney World

          Dining at Disney World Restaurants

            Visiting Disney World Parks


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            Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:
            • Tiger Core Adventure: My Family’s Duty to God

            This adventure will help Tigers understand what duty to God means in Scouting, and also what it means for them and their families.

            • Wolf Core Adventure: Duty to God Footsteps

            This adventure will help each Wolf Scout develop a consistent awareness of his duty to God. He will also explore ways that he can practice his family’s beliefs as part of living out his duty to God.

            • Bear Core Adventure: Fellowship and Duty to God

            To practice their duty to God, Bear Scouts will have opportunities in this adventure to be good neighbors, reaching out in fellowship to people in their communities. They will experience the universal principle, common to many religions, that we should treat others the way we want to be treated.

            • Webelos Core Adventure: Duty to God and You

            A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. The BSA Statement of Religious Principle “maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God.” This adventure provides each Webelos Scout an opportunity to learn about and practice his religious faith.

            • AOL Core Adventure: Duty to God in Action

            A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.


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            Daily Flag Retreat Ceremony at the Magic Kingdom

            Daily Flag Retreat Ceremony at the Magic Kingdom

            At Walt Disney World, honoring America and it’s people are common themes. You’ll find the flag and other patriotic emblems throughout the parks.
            According to Disney, one of the longest traditions is the daily Flag Retreat in Town Square on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom.

            This patriotic ceremony is performed daily at 5pm in Town Square on MainStreet USA at the Magic Kingdom. The ceremony typically includes the Park Security Honor Guard, including a veteran choosen daily, The Dapper Dans barbershop quartet, The Main Street Philharmonic marching band and The Mayor of Main Street.

            In the video above, a daily flag ceremony at the Magic Kingdom Park includes an honor guard of Walt Disney World Security Officers, The Main Street Philharmonic marching band, The Dapper Dans barbershop quartet (singing “God Bless America”), and announcements by The Mayor of Main Street. As the Philharmonic marches down Main Street to John Philip Souza’s “The Liberty Bell,” a honored veteran carries the folded flag.

            Scouts will enjoy the daily Flag Retreat ceremony at the Magic Kingdom. | ScoutingWDW.com

            Religious Freedom and the American Adventure

            Religious Freedom and the American Adventure

            The American Adventure Pavilion and feature attraction takes guests on a trip through America’s history. The 30 minute show chronicles Americas illustrious past and promising future through audio-animatronics, film and music.

            Beginning with the landing of the Mayflower, watch and see how the American ideals ~ Freedom, Innovation, Independence, and Compassion precipitated more key events like the Boston Tea Party, the winter at Valley Forge, the penning of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War, industrialization and the Great Depression. Along the way, you’ll also meet inspiring Americans:

            Susan B. Anthony
            Alexander Graham Bell
            Chief Joseph
            Frederick Douglass
            Thomas Jefferson
            John F. Kennedy
            Martin Luther King Jr.
            Will Rogers
            Teddy Roosevelt

            The American Adventure Pavilion also includes:

            • quotes from famous Americans
            • paintings of American life throughout history
            • the Hall of Flags exhibit, a display of the different flags throughout U.S. history 
            More Pilgrim references in the American Pavilion, Epcot

            The Pilgrims were among the first Americans to look for religious freedom.

            Seeds of Hope | Painting This painting portrays a Native American teaching the Plymouth Pilgrims how to plant corn.

            Freedom | Pilgrim Statue Statues personifying various American ideals are located throughout The American Adventure theatre.

            Cars-inspired Tracking Chart

            Cars-inspired Tracking Chart

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            Use this Cars-inspired weekly calendar as a checklist or tracking chart when completing weekly or monthly activities.

            Download the PDF chart from the Disney Family website here.

            Materials & Instructions
            • Regular paper or cardstock
            • 3-hole punch
            • Pen or pencil
            1. Print out the chart on regular paper or cardstock.
            2. Fill in your topics on the left and enter each day’s assignment/goal under the corresponding day of the week.
            3. Check off each day as you complete the assignment or meet the goal.
            This tracking chart may be helpful for these adventures: