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Emergency Aid Skills

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Online Resource: Online Resource - Outdoor Adventure Skills - Emergency Aid Skills - Competencies

See the rest of the Outdoor Adventure Skills.

The Outdoor Adventure Skills program is an invitation for Scouts to try something new—to be outside more, testing themselves with progressive challenges while always staying within their capabilities to stay safe. In short, it’s about having life-changing experiences.

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Each Outdoor Adventure Skills pathway is divided into nine stages with a badge awarded for each stage.

Scouts from Beaver Scouts to Rover Scouts are encouraged to work on the stage that is appropriate for their abilities and experience.

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Contents

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 1 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have made my own personal first aid kit.
  2. I can demonstrate the basic approach to first aid.
  3. I can treat minor cuts or scrapes.
  4. I can be responsible for my own health.
  5. I can be responsible for my own safety.
  6. I know my address and location in an emergency.
  7. I know not to play with matches and lighters.
  8. I know how to spot things in my home that are not safe.
  9. I know the different emergency services that are available and how and when to call them and what to say.
  10. I use the “buddy system” when outdoors.
  11. I can signal for help if needed when outdoors.
  12. I always tell an adult where I am going.
  13. I carry a whistle and visible signal covering when I go out in the bush.
  14. I know to “hug a tree” if lost, or stay in one place if there are no trees.
  15. I know how to be safe around a campfire.
  16. I know how to behave around wildlife.

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 2 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have added items to my own personal first aid kit and I know how and when to use it.
  2. I can keep myself safe in emergency situations.
  3. I can care for someone who has a minor burn.
  4. I have made a home escape plan with my family.
  5. I know where the list of emergency telephone numbers is located in my home and how to call them.
  6. I know how to Stop, Drop and Roll if my clothes are on fire.
  7. I can recognize a warning label on a product and know to leave the product alone.
  8. I can check for dangers at an emergency situation.
  9. I always follow directions from a Scouter.
  10. I can direct a responder to a location where help is needed.
  11. I know the hazards of water sources in my local area.
  12. I wear my helmet when using my bicycle, skateboard or scooter.
  13. I can dress myself appropriately for the weather.
  14. I know some of the wild animals in my area and how to be safe around them.
  15. I can find a safe place in bad weather.

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 3 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I can do first aid for large wounds.
  2. I can perform first aid for nosebleeds.
  3. I can perform first aid for someone who is choking.
  4. I know the signs and symptoms of shock and how to treat shock.
  5. I can comfort someone who is ill or injured.
  6. I can show how to lock, unlock and secure all windows, doors and other entryways into my home.
  7. I know the dangers of playing on or near train tracks, trestles, crossings and train yards.
  8. I know the dangers of touching power lines with a stick or ladder, climbing on electrical power poles, towers and substations, and poking electrical outlets.
  9. I know the dangers of playing around storm sewers, construction sites, garbage dumps or dumpsters, ice-covered water or water areas, dams, vacant buildings, farm machinery, quarries, old wells and/or unfriendly animals.
  10. I have made a list of emergency numbers, such as: police, fire, ambulance, poison control, etc., and posted it by a telephone in my home.
  11. I know how to help create an escape plan for a building or activity location in case of fire.
  12. I know the “Rules of the Road” for safe bicycling.
  13. I can identify some of the poisonous/hazardous plants in my area, and those I may encounter when travelling in Canada.
  14. I know some of the international distress signals and when to use these.
  15. I can treat bee stings and reactions to some local plants, such as stinging nettle.

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 4 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I can place someone into the recovery (safe airway) position.
  2. I can provide care for someone who is poisoned.
  3. I know the first aid treatment for dirt in an eye.
  4. I know what goes into our home first aid kit
  5. I can help reduce the risk of fire and burns in the home.
  6. I can show how to test and care for a smoke alarm.
  7. I can manage a home emergency situation.
  8. I know where my local community emergency shelter is located or how to find out where a community emergency shelter is located if one is needed.
  9. I know what is in our Group first aid kit and know how to use the kit.
  10. I can care for my feet while outdoors.
  11. I can explain how to prevent and treat heat and cold injuries.
  12. I know how to treat and report (if appropriate) insect and animal bites.

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 5 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have successfully completed an Emergency First Aid and CPR (Level A) course from a recognized provider.
  2. I can correctly record everything that has happened at the scene of the accident.
  3. I know the rules and why they are important for a home pool, community pool or a body of water used for swimming.
  4. I can demonstrate how to safely use and care for a barbecue.
  5. I have assisted in providing training to others in aspects of emergency aid.
  6. I know how to deal with an incident, injury or illness in a remote outdoor location and how to summon help.
  7. I know how and when to use flares, mirrors, horns and other long-distance signalling devices.
  8. I know how to build a stretcher from improvised materials.
  9. I can use a compass and/or a GPS device to find direction and travel to a desired location.

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 6 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have participated in and successfully completed a Standard First Aid with CPR (Level C) course or a Marine Basic First Aid with CPR (Level C), from a recognized provider.
  2. I have acted as an Emergency Response/Preparedness resource on at least one Scouting activity.
  3. I can explain the different classes of fires, and how to use different types of fire extinguishers.
  4. I have met with a member of a community-based emergency response team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community (e.g. search and rescue, police, fire, ambulance, coast guard, etc.).
  5. I can identify common poisonous plants in my area and I know how to treat exposure and symptoms.
  6. I have acted as a member of a first aid team on at least one outdoor activity.

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 7 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have successfully completed an outdoor curriculum first aid course.
  2. I respond to emergency situations and follow best practices for first aid, as per whatever first aid certification I hold.
  3. I have prepared and maintain a 72–96 hour home emergency kit.
  4. I have filled out Scouts Canada Outdoor Activity application for at least three Scout group events.
  5. I have acted as a first aider on at least four occasions during single-day group outings or two standard weekend camps.
  6. I have acted as an emergency preparedness and management support for at least one weekend standing camp or two Area events.
  7. I can use can use a variety of communication devices effectively in an emergency situation. I have participated in a session on correct use of radio communications and protocols (ARES).
  8. I have met with a member of a community-based search and rescue emergency response team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community.
  9. I have participated in a wilderness search and rescue operation (training or real).
  10. I know what specialized equipment is required in my field first aid kit based upon my activities, skill level, certification and how to use and care for the equipment.

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 8 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have successfully completed an advanced first aid course.
  2. I have successfully completed a non-first aid certification course in an area of my personal interest within Emergency Aid.
  3. As part of taking a non-first aid certification course, I can improve my risk management skills.
  4. I can safely perform basic emergency repairs on an automobile, such as changing a flat tire or jump-starting a car.
  5. I can start and maintain a consumer emergency generator.
  6. I have taught a group of people on the importance of, and what should be in, a 72-hr home preparedness kit.
  7. I know and can describe the steps required to triage in a mass casualty incident (MCI).
  8. I have met with a member of underwater community-based emergency response search team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community.
  9. I can create a trip plan with detailed risk management strategies for an activity with my group.
  10. I know what equipment needs to be in a first aid kit for an activity of at least one weekend in length in the wilderness.
  11. I have been the responsible first aider for an outdoor expedition of at least three nights.
  12. I can purify water in a safe manner.
  13. I have built an emergency shelter in the wilderness with minimal equipment, and I have slept in it overnight.
  14. I can lead a team at least 100m over wilderness terrain in transporting a patient with an injury (who cannot walk by his or her own power).
  15. I know the limitation in a wilderness setting when calling for medical evacuation transport.
  16. I know what preparations should be made when calling a medical helicopter.
  17. I can describe and demonstrate proper use of fire extinguishers or other tools/methods for extinguishing fires.

Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 9 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have successfully completed instructor training in the area of my personal interest within Emergency Aid.
  2. I have used my instructor qualification to teach Scouts or another community group the course’s curriculum, as permitted by my instructor certificate.
  3. I can provide immediate treatment and deal with complicated emergency situations.
  4. I have completed a minimum of 75 hours of volunteer first aid service in addition to those hours already used to complete an earlier stage.
  5. I have participated in the preparation and implementation of an Emergency Response Plan for an Area Event/Camp lasting 5 days or involving participants numbering 400 or more.
  6. I have provided Emergency Skills mentorship to a Stage 7/8 Emergency Skills Scout.
  7. I have met with a member of community-based emergency air search response team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community.
  8. I can assemble, display and describe winter and summer survival kits and explain how to use them.
  9. I can explain to another group (for example, Wood Badge participants) what to do if lost in the wilderness.
  10. I have participated in a multi-casualty emergency exercise.
  11. I know the health risks, and possible ways to mitigate the risks, when travelling to a part of the world I have not before visited.