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Wilderness 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 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.
Venturing 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.
Venturing 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Treatment - First Aid Blisters are a common injury for outdoor and physical activities. Correct blister treatment can prevent further irritation. Learn blister first aid.
August 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.
Safety 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.
Venturing 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.
Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit Nylon pouch, multi-tool, miniature light, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit, sewing kit, pocket survival guide, and rescue instructions.
Product 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 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.
BSA 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.
Emergency 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.
BSA 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 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.
BSA 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.
BSA 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 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.
BSA 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.
Sweet 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 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.
Bicycle 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.
Sweet 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.
Bike 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 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.
BSA 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.
Firem'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.
Travel Safety Checklist for Cub Scouts Most of us will be travelling this summer. We might be going on a vacation, heading out to camp, or taking a weekend visit to see relatives. So this is a good time to review travel safety rules with our kids.
Emergency Preparedness BSA - Cub Scout Requirements This award is all about emergency preparedness. Today I am sharing the Cub Scout requirements. This might make a nice theme for a pack event. There are different requirements for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters.
Bear Den Meeting Plan - Law Enforcement Is a Big Job Bear Achievement 7 is a fun den meeting. There is some hands on stuff and a police officer visit.
The Three R's of Personal Safety and Protection BSA requires discussion of personal safety throughout it's programs
Fire Safety with Cub Scouts I like to review some fire safety rules with my Webelos before the fire is built. That way they all know the expectations.
Kims Game with Items for a Home First Aid Kit 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.