The focus of the First Aid troop program feature is learning to assess an emergency and practical first aid skills.
First Aid Troop Program Feature
Having agreed to live by the Scout Oath, Scouts pledge themselves to help other people at all times. Often, all that takes is an observant eye to spot a person in need of assistance, and then the kindness to lend a hand.
But sometimes, especially when somebody is ill or injured, being helpful takes skill and knowledge, too. That’s why Boy Scouts have been learning first aid since the earliest days of the Scouting movement. That’s also why this program feature is so important.
It will introduce Scouts to the know-how that could be vital in an emergency, and it will give them the confidence that comes with knowing they are prepared to act in situations requiring basic first aid.
Find the complete plans for the First Aid Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
Sports drinks like Gatorade or Power Aid are designed to replenish the water and salt your body loses when you are active or exercising. You can mix up your own powdered mix to accomplish this for a fraction of the cost of purchasing these drinks by the bottle.
The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.
If your Webelos or Boy Scouts are working on first aid requirements, you can add in some fun by making a fake wound on a “victim” or two.
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.