First Aid Day

January 26, 2019

Bay Area Community Center
5002 Nasa Road 1
Seabrook, Texas 77586

First Aid Day is an opportunity for Webelos and Scouts to learn first aid skills. During the morning, Webelos will work on the First Responder Adventure and Scouts in troops will work on the First Aid Merit Badge.

After lunch is the First Aid Meet. Scout patrols are tested on their first aid skills. Patrols work as a team to solve several first aid scenarios. Scouts in troops can participate all day or just participate First Aid Merit Badge class or the First Aid Meet.

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Registration

Webelos Scouts and Scouts in troops can register individually for the merit badge day workshops.

Unit leaders should sign up patrols for the First Aid Meet.

The cost is $6.50 for the first Scout and $5 for each additional Scout. Space is limited. Registration is completed online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal.  Council refund policy.

Late registration begins 1/25/18 and is $16.50 for the first Scout and $15 for each additional Scout.

There is no onsite registration. 

Registration opens in December.

Schedule

8:00 am Check-in
9:00 am - noon First Responder Adventure class (for Webelos Scouts)
9:00 am - noon First Aid Merit Badge class (for Scouts in troops)
12:00 pm Break for lunch
1:00 - 3:00 pm First Aid Meet (for patrols()

What to Bring

Webelos Scouts: • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (any Scouting t-shirt), • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event).

First Aid Merit Badge participants: •  Blue card signed by their Scoutmaster, • First Aid Merit Badge book (read prior to class), • Field uniform, • notetaking materials, • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event). • Bring Scout book with first aid requirements for Tenderfoot/Second/First class met

First Aid Meet patrols: • All equipment needed to demonstrate proficiency in first aid problems, including a rescue breathing apparatus; poles, blankets, and other material for making an improvised stretcher; one sleeping bag; a troop/patrol size first aid kit; and patrol flag. • Field uniform • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every participant

Webelos First Responder Adventure

First Responder is one of the Webelos CORE adventure requirements. This adventure will provide Webelos Scouts with an introduction to the skills and responsibilities of a first responder. Activities will cover essential personal safety and first-aid skills. Learn more about the First Responder Adventure.

First Aid Merit Badge Class

The First Aid Merit Badge Class is an advancement opportunity open to any registered Scout in a troop, crew or ship. Scouts are expected to participate fully in order to receive full credit for the advancements covered during the class. All Scouts are required to bring a blue card signed by their Scoutmaster. Scouts will not be able to complete all of the entire requirements in just three hours of class. The blue card will be signed for only the items that will be covered in the class.  Scout will need to complete the rest of the requirements with a merit badge counselor in their troop.

Scouts are not required to participate in both the Merit Badge class and First Aid Meet. Scouts may attend one, or the other, or both. We encourage all Scouts participating in the First Aid Meet to take the First Aid Meet Workshop to practice for the meet – practice makes perfect!

Scouts First Aid Meet

Every patrol will be presented a problem and will have a set amount of time to solve the problem. At each problem, there will be four performers and one victim (any other patrol member must “sit out.”)  Each member must serve as a victim in at least one problem situation. No books or pamphlets are allowed. 

  • Teams: Teams should be from regular existing (natural) patrols.  Each team should be composed of a minimum of five members.
  • Judging: The judging standard will be the current Scout Handbook and the First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet. Each patrol shall provide an adult to serve as a judge.
  • Awards: Awards will be given to the top three teams. The top three scoring patrols represent the district at the council First Aid Meet. Only those patrol members who participated in the district meet with their winning patrol can participate as patrol members at the council meet. No substitutions to the patrols are allowed at the council event.
  • Equipment: Each patrol should provide all equipment needed to demonstrate proficiency in First Aid problems, including a rescue breathing apparatus; poles, blankets, and other material for making an improvised stretcher; one sleeping bag; a troop/patrol size first aid kit; and patrol flag.

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management

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Contacts

For questions, contact Molly Benitez or Raul Benitez.