First Aid Baseball
This is a game we played during our Scoutmaster training. This is a fun way to review first aid skills with Scouts BSA. There are a lot of questions included in the file. Just remove the questions for anything you haven’t covered yet.
How to Play First Aid Baseball
- First Aid Baseball Question Cards – Print these
- Something to put on the floor to represent home plate and three bases – could be as simple as pieces of paper labeled “Home”, “1st”, “2nd”, and “3rd”
- A pencil and a piece of paper to keep score
- Two teams – these could be two patrols or one patrol divided in two. The number of people on each team should be approximately equal.
- The umpire – Troop Instructor, Senior Patrol Leader, Scoutmaster, or somebody neutral like that
- The scorekeeper
- Line up one team (patrol) behind the home plate. The first person in line is the batter.
- Have the batter randomly choose one of the cards.
- The umpire asks the question on the card.
- The batter answers the question, without help from his teammates.
- The umpire reads the answer on the card so both teams know what the correct answer is.
- The umpire decides if the question has been answered correctly or not. He can ask for clarification if he wants to. All decisions of the umpire are final. Some of the questions have multiple part answers. The umpire can decide to let the runner advance a base or two if he gets part of the answer.
- If the batter answered correctly, he advances the number of bases indicated by the umpire. If he answered incorrectly, the scorekeeper records an out for his team and the batter returns to the end of the line.
- The next person in line is the batter and steps 2 to 6 are repeated. If the batter answers correctly and there is somebody on base ahead of him, everyone on base advances the number of bases indicated on the card.
- When a base runner gets to home plate, the scorekeeper records a run for that team and the base runner returns to the end of his team’s line.
- When a team has three outs, then the other team “bats”.
- Play two or three innings, making sure each team bats during each inning played.
- The team with the most runs at the end wins.
See and hear how to play this game.
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