First aid baseball is a fun way to review first aid skills with Scouts BSA and Webelos. There are instructions for the game and a set of question cards included in the printable file.
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This silly song is a favorite with my sons. Yes, it involves crashing into trees, ambulance rides, blood, and the word cops. But it seems to be the type of song kids enjoy singing. Don’t ask me why.
When you are doing first aid instruction, it is best to demonstrate it as much as possible. Here is a way they showed us at a Pow Wow a few years ago. I did this with my previous Webelos den and they really enjoyed it.
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.
Emergency preparedness is part of every level of Scouting program. For younger Scouts, that primarily means knowing how to get help.
Our pack might be doing a bike rodeo this year. I have visited these before, but we have never put one on ourselves. So I am researching possible “stations” which the kids can rotate through for the activity.
If your Webelos or Scouts BSA 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.
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 Lions to Scouts BSA. Print out a basic plan for conducting a home fire drill.
The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of July is Courage. According to the program helps courage is being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
A reader asked “Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?” so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.
Blisters are a common injury for outdoor and physical activities. Correct blister treatment can prevent further irritation. Learn blister first aid.
The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of May is Health and Fitness. According to the program helps health and fitness is:
Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies cleanand fit.Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitnessprogram can be part of their daily routine.
A reader asks about helping an auditory learner with the Webelos requirements. Songs can be a big help to auditory learners.