With the updates to the Cub Scout program, many of the requirements for various awards need to be updated also. These are the new requirements for the Emergency Preparedness BSA award for Cub Scouts.
Avoiding hypothermia is key to a successful outdoor activity in cold weather, be it camping, hiking, skiing, ice skating, or snowman building.
The focus of the First Aid troop program feature is learning to assess an emergency and practical first aid skills.
For the Safe and Smart adventure, Tigers and their adult partners how to be safe at home and in emergencies.
For the Castaway adventure, Webelos learn survival skills for situations where shelter, water, and electricity might not be available.
For the Aquanaut adventure, Webelos learn about safety in the water while swimming and boating and practice their aquatics skills.
For the Webelos Walkabout adventure, Webelos plan and carry out a three mile hike and complete a service project.
For the Paws for Action adventure, Bears learn about history, law enforcement, and conservation.
For the First Responder adventure, Webelos learn some basic first aid and emergency preparedness skills.
Call of the Wild is one of the Wolf CORE Adventure Requirements. Wolves go camping, learn some Scout skills, think about being prepared for outdoor adventure, and learn about Leave No Trace.
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.
Fire drills are encouraged throughout scouting programs, from the Tigers to Boy Scouts. Print out a basic plan for conducting a home fire drill.