Emergency Aid Skills Stage 1

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Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 1 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have made my own personal first aid kit.
    • Scout’s kit should contain:
      • a list of emergency numbers
      • gloves of my size
      • an emergency blanket
      • 5–10 adhesive bandages (e.g. Band-Aids™)
      • pencil and paper
  2. I can demonstrate the basic approach to first aid.
    • In a practice drill, Scouts can demonstrate:
      • checking the scene for dangers (and staying away from them)
      • checking the person who is ill or injured only if it safe to do so
      • calling an adult for help or calling 9-1-1 on the telephone
      • staying with the sick or injured person until help arrives
  3. I can treat minor cuts or scrapes.
    • Scouts can demonstrate:
      • gently cleaning the wound with soap and water
      • putting pressure on the wound if it is still bleeding
      • applying an adhesive bandage that covers the wound
  4. I can be responsible for my own health.
    • Scouts can explain:
      • drinking water during activities or when it is warm outside
      • wearing proper clothing for weather conditions
      • using sunscreen when playing out in the sun
  5. I can be responsible for my own safety.
    • Scouts know not to talk to or go anywhere with strangers.
    • Also see Blue Star A3
  6. I know my address and location in an emergency.
    • Scouts can recite their own address and home phone number.
  7. I know not to play with matches and lighters.
    • Scouts can explain why it is not safe to play with matches and lighters.
  8. I know how to spot things in my home that are not safe.
    • Scouts can list a few items in the home that may be dangerous (for example, hot or sharp) to touch, such as stoves, barbecues, fireplaces, knives, tools, etc.
  9. I know the different emergency services that are available and how and when to call them and what to say.
    • Scouts can recite the ‘911’ telephone number (if applicable in their community) and state the type of emergencies required for calling the number: police, fire, ambulance.
    • Scouts can make a simulated call to describe the help needed to a 911 operator.
  10. I use the “buddy system” when outdoors.
    • Scouts know to buddy-up with a friend during outdoor activities.
  11. I can signal for help if needed when outdoors.
    • Scouts know how to make themselves seen and heard for searchers.
  12. I always tell an adult where I am going.
    • Scouts can explain why they need to tell an adult in charge where they are going if leaving the adults with small groups or a buddy during an outdoor activity.
  13. I carry a whistle and visible signal covering when I go out in the bush.
    • Scouts carry a whistle and visible signal covering (e.g. bright orange garbage bag) with them when in an outdoor setting where they could become lost.
  14. I know to “hug a tree” if lost, or stay in one place if there are no trees.
    • Scouts can demonstrate in a practice drill the technique of staying close to a tree and staying in one spot when lost.
    • Scouts can describe how they know that they are lost.
    • Scouts know to yell and whistle for help.
    • Scouts know to stay warm and dry if they can.
    • Scouts know to spread out visible items for searchers to see from the air.
    • Scouts know to eat food and drink water if they have these items.
  15. I know how to be safe around a campfire.
    • Scouts can state that are to stay a safe distance away from fire.
    • Scouts can state that they will not run and play in the area of the fire.
    • Scouts can state that they will not touch the fire without the help of a Scouter.
    • Scouts can state that they will not touch tools, such as an axe or saw, without proper training and supervision.
    • Scouts can state that they will not throw anything into the fire.
  16. I know how to behave around wildlife.
    • Scouts show a respect for wildlife and do not do anything to harm animals or their habitat.