Avoiding hypothermia is key to a successful outdoor activity in cold weather, be it camping, hiking, skiing, ice skating, or snowman building.
Emergency Preparedness BSA Award (Boy Scouts)
The emergencies of today’s world demand more than ever that our young people and adults be trained as individuals and as units to meet emergency situations. This program fosters skills in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation. Boy Scouts who prepare themselves for emergencies can earn this award.
Printable helps for requirements:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fire drills are encouraged throughout scouting programs, from the Lions to Boy Scouts. Print out a basic plan for conducting a home fire drill.