Boy Scout California First Aid requirements
Monrovia Fire and Rescue; Monrovia, California - More than 25 Cub Scouts from Monrovia Cub Scout Pack 66 (Tiger, Wolf, Bear and WeBelos Dens) were educated in first aid, CPR, bleeding, emergency recognition and prevention, caring for injuries, choking response and what to do in emergency situations along with splinting on October 17th, here, while in the process of earning Emergency Preparedness and First Responder badges for WeBelos Scorpion and Husky Dens. Pack 66 was also joined by Boy Scout Adrian G. from Duarte Troop 185 who’s two brothers, Lucas and Gavin are Cub Scouts in Pack 66 that are following in their older brothers footsteps.
Captain H. Hewitt and Fire Fighter R. Mitchell took time out of their busy evening to demonstrate basic first-aid bandaging on Wolf Max R. to control bleeding. Bear Jacob S. was able to perform chest-compression CPR on Rescue Annie and WeBelos Dylan M. was splinted to immobilize his arm. “
Being a Cub Scout offers so much in life skills that children do not normally learn in school. These skills will benefit every boy, sibling and family member. They learn how to prevent accidents and injuries as well as what to do when they occur. First Responder is one of the Webelos CORE Adventure Requirements. For this adventure, Webelos learn some basic first aid and emergency preparedness skills. Now more than ever will they will feel ready if they encounter an emergency.” said Mark Peters, Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 66.
The Scouts were wonderful during the training. They seemed to learn a lot of skills and information on top of what they already knew, each Cub Scout had fun practicing “Hands Only” CPR on Rescue Annie (CPR mannequin). After the training MFD gave a wonderful tour to our Cubs of the station.
These days, you find it's the 6 year old calling 911 to save mom or dad, properly preparing them in case they are there when an adult is hurt is vital and to empower them to respond accordingly in a calm manner. Monrovia Pack 66 Bear William K. did just that earlier this year when he had to call 911 to help save his moms life.
The Month of October WeBelos Scorpion Den has been learning Emergency Preparedness and have been asked as part of their homework to prepare a bug-out bag, a first-aid kit and to plan and map out an emergency route for their family incase disaster occurs. During the Fire Department training, now a WeBelos William K. showed his bug-out bag to the fireman and Cub Scouts and properly demonstrated what should be in your emergency backpack.