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.

        LifeJackets at AOA

         

        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.

        Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Aquanaut

        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.

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