Cub Aptitude Challenge - First Aid
Cubs are not expected to be expert first aiders, but they are expected to know the importance of keeping a wound clean and the simple rules for combatting infection. Every Cub, no matter how small, is capable of getting help or giving support.
If they come across an accident they need to remember that if they are not alone, to call for an adult or a more experienced person. However, if they are alone, they are not to leave the injured person, and to shout and shout until someone comes to help.
Train the Cub on how to call the emergency medical services, what number to dial for emergencies and to have that available with them. Arrange for someone in this field to come and demonstrate first aid to the Cubs, such as a paramedic. The Cubs will love the real deal from a real first aider. Arrange a First Aid day outing with different bases on what they need to know.
- Treating a simple cut or graze
- Treating a nose bleed
- Using your scarf or triangular bandage as an arm sling
- Treating minor burns and scalds
- Treating insect bites and stings
- Removing thorns and splinters
- Stop bleeding by using direct pressure
- Simple emergency kit
- Alerting the emergency medical services
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