A reader asks if Scout skills can only be learned at Scout events. While this is typical, if a Scout learned the skill elsewhere and can fulfill the requirement then it should be signed off.
Second Class Requirement 7 – Hurry Cases, Personal First Aid Kit, General First Aid
- Show what to do for “hurry” cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and ingested poisoning.
- Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike.
- Demonstrate first aid for the following: Object in the eye Bite of a suspected rabid animal Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook Serious burns (partial thickness, or second degree) Heat exhaustion Shock Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation
The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Safety troop program feature for August 2012. This program feature offers the opportunity to introduce kids to safety programs in a troop setting.
The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests an Emergency Preparedness troop program feature for Boy Scouts for May 2012.
Summer camp is usually the highlight of the Scouting year. It can be particularly exciting for first year Boy Scouts. It can also be a little intimidating. A program designed specifically for new Scouts will help them adjust to camp life.
Kim’s game is a traditional Scouting game which was introduced by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. It is based on a game describe by Rudyard Kipling. This version of the game helps Scouts learn what should be in a home first aid kit.
First aid baseball is a fun way to review first aid skills with Boy Scouts and Webelos. There are instructions for the game and a set of question cards included in the printable file.