First Class first aid and emergency preparedness requirements are about being ready to respond in an emergency situation. Scouts learn to bandage injuries and recognize the signs of a heart attack. They also learn how to respond in case of a fire or other emergency.
Safety Troop Program Feature
The Second Class first aid requirements are all about responding to an emergency with the appropriate first aid. Scouts learn how to handle situations from simple wounds to hurry cases. They also learn how to prevent accidents and injuries.
The Tenderfoot first aid requirements and nature requirements cover a variety of situations a Scout might encounter on a campout, especially first aid for nature related injuries. The Scout also learns how to avoid these injuries.
Working on the requirements for the Traffic Safety merit badge teaches Scouts to be safe as drivers, passengers, and cyclists. They learn about the importance of being alert and unimpaired while driving. Scouts investigate how to maintain an automobile and know about its operating parameters. They explore factors which cause car accidents.
The Safety feature teaches Scouts to “Be Prepared” for hazardous situations in their homes, on the street, and while out in the woods with their troop.
Cycling is a fun outdoor activity for Scouts of all ages. Helmets are required for all BSA cycling activities. It is important to note that this applies to adults also. Your helmet isn’t going to do you much good if it doesn’t fit correctly. Here are some guidelines.