Requirements at Boxwell Summer Camp
The majority of the requirements were completed at the Boxwell Summer Camp between 06/20 and 06/26/2021. Items that were signed off in my Boy Scout Handbook are not documented here. The items below are the additional requirements that I needed to complete outside of the camp.
Section 1 - Knowledge of First Aid
The requirements for First Aid for each rank were met across various meetings. See the sign-offs from my ScoutBook below.
Section 5 - Prepare a First Aid Kit for Home
Prepare a first-aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counselor.
The picture above is the contents of my family's first aid kit. I bought a small tool box to hold all of the items to make it easy to carry with us. We keep this kit out in case we need it in an emergency. The kit includes:
With an adult leader. Inspect your troop's first-aid kit. Evaluate it for completeness. Report your findings to your counselor and Scout leader.
Section 6 - Early Signs and Symptoms
Describe the early signs and symptoms of each of the following and explain what actions you should take
(page 123 - BSA ScoutBook)
- Restlessness or irritability
- Confusion, fear, and dizziness
- skin that is moist, clammy, cool, and pale
- Quick / weak pulse
- Shallow, rapid, irregular breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Extreme thirst
- Place person in the recovery position
- Extend lower arm in line with his/her body
- Support the head and neck as you grasp the victims shoulders
- Continue to check person's breathing until medical help arrives
(page 119 - BSA ScoutBook)
- Persistent uncomfortable pressure, Squeezing, fullness, pain, or burning sensation in the center of chest
- Unusual sweating
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling of weakness
- Call for medical help
- Be prepared for CPR
(page 124 - BSA ScoutBook)
- Sudden weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especial one side of the body)
- Sudden confusion, speaking, or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing
- Sudden dizziness and trouble walking
- Sudden severe headache with no know cause
- FACE = ask person to smile and look from drooping mouth
- ARM = ask person to raise arm - look for weakness and drifting of arm
- SPEECH = ask person to say a simple sentence and look for slurred speaking
- TIME = call 911 is the above task are failed - note the time
Section 14 - Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor
For my First Aid skill, I chose to demonstrate the use of an arm sling. I picked this first-aid skill because a scout can use his neckerchief to create an arm sling.
An arm sling is used to promote healing and protect the user’s range of motion. You may consider using an arm sling when a person injures their hand, wrist or forearm, resulting in a wound or bleeding injury. A sling helps to keep that injury elevated and immobilized, promoting healing. Strains and sprains are painful injuries that can result from a number of different situations, such as slips and falls.
I will show how to use the BSA neckerchief to create a makeshift arm sling. To make a large arm sling spread the neckerchief, as shown below, down the front of the victim's body. Carry one end over the shoulder on the uninjured side and bring it around behind the neck so that the end just hangs over in front on the injured side. Carefully place the bandage point behind the elbow, and gently bend the arm across the center of the bandage. Bring up the second end and tie to the end at the shoulder, making the knot