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Wolf Family EmergencyBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan M - Family Alert  This idea from the wolf den meeting plans covers part of Wolf Elective 16 – Family Alert in which Wolf Cub Scouts learn about emergency preparedness.

 

WildernessWilderness Survival Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This wilderness survival program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with a focus on outdoor skills and survival techniques.

 

Readyman and  911BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 9 – More Readyman  This den meeting idea from the BSA Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge.

 

Readyman First Aid KitBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 8 – Readyman  This idea from the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge. This meeting focuses on first aid.

 

Public Health Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsPublic Health Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts learn about their personal responsibilities and the community aspects of public health while working on the Public Health merit badge.

 

Readyman First Aid BandaidBSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 7 - Readyman  This Webelos den meeting idea from the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of Readyman Activity Badge.

 

Wilderness Survival Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsWilderness Survival Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts who like building their own shelters and making survival packs will enjoy the Wilderness Survival merit badge.

 

Family Travel PinFamily Travel Pin for Cub Scouts  If you are planning a vacation, then this would be a good time for your Cub Scout to earn the Family Travel pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

Ranger LifesaverVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Lifesaver  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Lifesaver , a Venturer must have a BSA Lifeguard certification or Red Cross certification or take an emergency response course. He or she must also put together a first aid kit and share knowledge with others.

 

ranger first aid electiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - First Aid  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for First Aid, a Venturer must learn about making a first aid kit and share this knowledge with others. He or she must also complete a first aid course.

 

Crime Prevention Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsCrime Prevention Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Our local police department holds a Crime Prevention merit badge skill center for Boy Scouts every year. If there is nobody in the lockup, they even get put in jail, which is always what they talk about afterwards.

 

Emergency Preparedness BSAEmergency Preparedness BSA – Boy Scout Requirements  The Emergency Preparedness BSA award for Boy Scouts recognizes young men who are ready in an emergency. Boy Scouts will be able to help in a disaster.

 

Safety Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsSafety Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Safety merit badge is not required for Eagle Scout like it used to be, but it still teaches Boy Scouts valuable lessons.

 

Emergency Preparedness BSAEmergency Preparedness BSA – Venturer Requirements  This award recognizes young men and women who are ready to respond when an emergency strikes. Emergency preparedness preparation is vital to our communities

 

How To Treat a Knife Cut  What is the best way to treat a knife cut? This article from Boy's Life magazine explains how to stop the bleeding, clean the cut, and dress the wound.

 

Search and Rescue Merit BadgeSearch and Rescue Merit Badge Requirements  BSA has just released the Search and Rescue merit badge requirements. This new merit badge teaches Boy Scouts what is involved in search and rescue missions, so they will be prepared to help out if the need arises in their area.

 

Venturing Ranger Wilderness SurvivalVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Wilderness Survival  Venturing Ranger Award: A young man or woman must complete 8 requirements and 4 electives. 1 of the core requirements is Wilderness Survival

 

blister treatmentBlister Treatment - First Aid  Blisters are a common injury for outdoor and physical activities. Correct blister treatment can prevent further irritation. Learn blister first aid.

 

Police CarAugust Cub Scout Theme - Kids Against Crime (Honesty)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. The newest theme for the August core value of Honesty will be a Kids Against Crime theme.

 

LifesaverSafety Programs Feature for Boy Scouts  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.

 

Ranger Emergency Preparedness Core RequirementVenturing Ranger Award - Core Requirement - Emergency Preparedness  By completing this requirement, a Venturer is not only prepared to deal with emergencies which he or she encounters, but has also passed this knowledge on to others.

 

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2_smallStack-480x480Product Review – Cobrabraid 550 Paracord Bracelets  I recently received some Cobrabraid 550 samples to review. The bracelets I received were made of study paracord.

 

Venturing Ranger Award First AidVenturing Ranger Award Core Requirement – First Aid  To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One core requirement is First Aid.

 

Fire ExtinguisherBSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 8 - Be Ready!  BSA provides Bear den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This Bear den meeting plan focuses on Bear Achievement 11 – Be Ready.

 

EmergencyEmergency Preparedness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests an Emergency Preparedness troop program feature for Boy Scouts for May 2012.

 

Cell phone screen showing the dialing of 911BSA Tiger Den Meeting Plans #13 – Phone Manners, Emergency!, Our Colorful World, and A Friendly Greeting  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This is a review of the 13th den meeting plan in the series. This den meeting covers four Tiger Cub Scout electives.

 

First Aid Merit BadgeFirst Aid Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Knowing first aid is a basic Boy Scout skill. Even if a Boy Scout doesn't use his first aid knowledge to save a life someday, at least he will have the skills he needs to take care of common injuries. And that will help him develop independence.

 

EmergencyBSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 6: Know Your Home and Community  This plan completes Wolf Achievement 4 - Know Your Home and Community, which was started in the previous meeting plan. It also includes some electives - Let's Have a Party and Sing-Along.

 

Police CarBSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 4 - Law Enforcement Is a Big Job   This plan covers Bear Achievement 7 – Law Enforcement Is a Big Job. I'll include some links and other ideas to help you with this meeting plan.

 

Fire Safety Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsFire Safety Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts love building fires. They can learn how to be safe around planned and unplanned fires by earning the Fire Safety merit badge.

 

BowlingBSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 4: Keep Your Body Healthy and Bowling Field Trip  BSA provides den meeting plans for den leaders. Meeting 4 completes Wolf Achievement 3 - Keep Your Body Healthy, and completes Elective 20g - Sports (Go Bowling), and completes the Bowling belt loop.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | CPR Resource  Why take a chance? Encourage some adults in your unit to learn CPR. It's one of those things you hope you never need, but if you do it could save a life.

 

Emergency Preparedness Merit BadgeEmergency Preparedness Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Emergency Preparedness merit badge is one of the most useful badges a Boy Scout can earn. You hope you will never need to use the information you learn, but if you do find yourself in an emergency situation, you can make a difference. This badge is all about being prepared for the unexpected.

 

Bike Helmet and Water BottleBicycle Helmet Fitting  This month I am focusing on cycling. Helmets are required for all BSA cycling activities. It is important to note that this applies to adults also. Your helmet isn't going to do you much good if it doesn't fit correctly. Here are some guidelines.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | First Aid Resources  No matter what the situation, you should "Be Prepared" for first aid. Even at den meetings I keep a very small personal first aid kit on hand for dealing with scrapes and small cuts which can occur during games.

 

BicycleBike Repair Tips  This month I am focusing on cycling. If you are going to ride a bike, you'd better make sure it is in good repair first. You don't want to be riding along and have your front wheel fall off or your brakes not work. I found a great website called How To Fix Bikes which offers all sorts of advice on - drum roll... - how to fix bikes!

 

Lifesaving Merit BadgeLifesaving Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  LC earned this last summer. Even though he was a first year Scout, they let him do it because it was our second summer camp for the summer and he had completed Swimming merit badge at the first camp. LC is a good swimmer but is small. The only part he had trouble with was getting the 10lb weight out, but he managed to do it. If you are not a strong swimmer, I recommend you practice your skills before attempting this badge.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaBSA Medical Forms  All four of my boys had their physicals yesterday. And I took along the BSA medical form to have it filled out so they would be ready for camp this summer. Sometimes this takes parents by surprise. Remind them to make an appointment and get it done if they haven't already.

 

CampfireFirem'n Chit Certification  Boy Scouts are going to build fires. That is pretty much a given. So they should be trained to use fire safely. This BSA certification provides a set of rules which can be used for training with Scouts. A pocket card is also available at your local Scout shop, to indicate that the Scout has completed the training and agrees to the rules.