First Responder is one of the Webelos Adventure Requirements. For this adventure, Webelos learn some basic first aid and emergency preparedness skills. They learn to respond to situations like choking, shock, bites and stings, cuts, cuts, burns, and more.
A reader asks a question about how many meetings are required to cover First Responder. See some advice about how much you can put in one meeting.
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First aid baseball is a fun way to reinforce first aid skills with Webelos.
Kim’s game is a traditional Scouting game which was introduced by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. This version teaches Webelos what should be in their first aid kit.
When you are doing first aid instruction, it is best to demonstrate it as much as possible. This simple method will help visual learners.
You can also add in some fun by making more elaborate fake wounds on a “victim” or two.
What is the best way to treat a knife cut? This article explains how to stop the bleeding, clean the cut, and dress the wound.
Play a first responder themed game. In this game, players pretend they are wounded and go to the hospital to get fixed up.
Scouts like to get outdoors, but in many areas that brings the danger of tick bites. While most tick bites won’t cause more than minor irritation, if treated incorrectly complications can occur.
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