First Aid Camporee
Marc Solomon (msolomon@MEGSINET.NET)
Sat, 8 Aug 1998 00:39:02 -0500
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First of all, I'm glad to be back on the list. For those of you who
remember me from when I was a frequent poster, I'm glad to be
remembered. For those of you who have joined the list since I had
departed from it, welcome to one of the greatest sources of Scouting
Information available (and some of it is even correct!). To give you
all a little background on myself, I have been a Scouter for over seven
years now. Started as an ASM and worked me way up to doing District
work. I am currently Unit Commissioner for four troops, Roundtable
Staff Member, and a member of the District Activities Committee.
Which brings me to the subject of this post. Last spring some big mouth
volunteered me to lead the Fall Camporee. This same person also decided
that since the spring First Aid Meet went bust (lack of interest), the
theme for the camporee should be First Aid. Of course this person looks
back at me every time I look in the mirror.
To make the event more interesting, I decided to give it a a name like
"Search and Rescue". I hope to cover during the activities and
trainings going on over the weekend most of the basic First Aid skills
required for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class as well as the
requirements for the First Aid, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and
Wilderness Survival Merit Badges (The MBs will mostly be covered in the
training portions of the weekend and not the activities). I also hope
to put some other skills required for the first three ranks into play.
For example, follow a set of directions (compass and pacing) to find
your injured party. And, tie together a set of ropes properly to
retrieve an injured party who has fallen down a cliff. And maybe also,
lash together a travois to pull someone out of a wilderness area.
SO, why am I posting this message to the list? I am using my resources
and asking everybody on the list for ideas to contribute to this
camporee. If you have seen anything that has worked at other first aid
camporee or meets, let me know. If you have available any first aid
activities or problems to pose to the Scouts, please send them to me.
If you know of any pitfalls I should avoid, please send it to me.
This is my first time being in charge of an event of this size and could
use all the assistance I could get. If you know of any resources that
are in the Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin area (My district
covers all of McHenry County, Ill, but the actual event will be held at
Camp Odakota just over the border into Wisconsin), please get in touch
with me. I could really use MB Counselors for the previously mention
MBs as well as anyone with some background in First Aid (i.e., EMTs,
nurses, . . .). Something I would REALLY like to add to the weekend is
a CPR certification course (although this might be more for the adults
is the time for it is greater than 2 hours).
Thanks in Advance,
Yours in Scouting,
Marc Solomon Unit Commissioner
mailto:MarcSolomon@bigfoot.com Sycamore District
mailto:email@example.com Blackhawk Area Council (IL)
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