First Class Requirement 8 – Bowline Knot, Bandages, Rescue from a Smoke Filled Room, and Heart Attack Knowledge

First Class Scout Badge

  • Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe several ways it can be used.
  • Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle. and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone.
  • Show how to transport by yourself, and with one other person, a person: from a smoke-filled room with a sprained ankle, for at least 25 yards.
  • Tell the five most common signals of a heart attack. Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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