Simple emergency kit

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Silver Wolf - First Aid: Make a simple emergency kit and know how to use it

When discussing this requirement with your Cubs, make sure that you have a couple of examples to show them. Remember that this emergency kit should be small and compact enough to fit into the uniform pocket. It may be in a small tin, plastic container or just a plastic bag, but it must be waterproof. Regarding the contents of the kit, it depends upon the individual, but it should only contain items that will be of use:

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  • Some plasters or dressing strips – to cover blisters, cuts and grazes.
  • Coins or telephone cards – to use a public telephone in an emergency.
  • Notepaper and a pencil – for jotting down a message or some information.
  • Some safety pins – these have many uses.
  • A plastic bag — which can be used as an emergency drinking Cup, or to carry water, or for helping an injured person who is bleeding.
  • A pair of tweezers with blunt ends – to remove thorns and splinters.
  • It is also a good idea to include a small piece of card on which you have written:
    • Your name and address.
    • Your home telephone number.
    • Emergency numbers, just in case they are needed.