Emergency Aid Skills Stage 2

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Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 2 Competencies & Requirements

  1. I have added items to my own personal first aid kit and I know how and when to use it.
    • Scouts have added the following items to their first aid kits (made in Stage 1) and should be able to describe basic use of the materials in first aid situations:
      • 5–10 gauze pads
      • 1 roll of medical tape
      • triangular bandages
      • roller gauze
  2. I can keep myself safe in emergency situations.
    • Scouts can describe what could be done by in some of the following emergency situations: house fire, earthquake, tornado, flooding, power outage, etc.
  3. I can care for someone who has a minor burn.
    • Scouts can describe and demonstrate minor burn care: cooling the burn with clean, cool water for at least 10 minutes, or until the burn is cool.
    • See also First Aider Badge #2 d
  4. I have made a home escape plan with my family.
    • Scouts, with help of their families, have made a home escape plan that could include the following:
      • fall & crawl in fire and smoke
      • two exits from every room
      • get out and stay out
      • a safe family meeting spot outside the home
      • what to do if a stranger is at the door
  5. I know where the list of emergency telephone numbers is located in my home and how to call them.
    • Scouts can verify where the emergency numbers are posted in a convenient location in their homes.
    • See also Family Safety Badge #9
  6. I know how to Stop, Drop and Roll if my clothes are on fire.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to stop, drop and roll.
  7. I can recognize a warning label on a product and know to leave the product alone.
    • Scouts can identify the four hazard symbol pictures (explosive, corrosive, flammable, poison) on a number of household products.
    • See also Family Safety Badge #4
  8. I can check for dangers at an emergency situation.
    • Scouts can describe how they should look for potential hazards.
  9. I always follow directions from a Scouter.
    • Scouts demonstrate the ability to follow Scouters’ directions to keep safe, and can explain why it is important to follow directions from an adult.
  10. I can direct a responder to a location where help is needed.
    • Scouts can lead or direct responders to the specific location where help is needed.
    • A practice drill can be used to show this skill.
  11. I know the hazards of water sources in my local area.
    • Scouts can explain the dangers of getting too close to creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water in all seasons.
    • Scouts know to have a responsible adult present when swimming and to never swim or play in water alone.
  12. I wear my helmet when using my bicycle, skateboard or scooter.
    • Scouts consistently wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bicycle, skateboard or scooter
  13. I can dress myself appropriately for the weather.
    • Scouts consistently demonstrate wearing the appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.
  14. I know some of the wild animals in my area and how to be safe around them.
    • Scouts know what wildlife could be dangerous in the area and how best to react when they come in to contact with these animals.
  15. I can find a safe place in bad weather.
    • Scouts can describe the best place to go in case of a thunder and lightning storm, rain, snow, cold, heat, and/or severe wind.