First Aid Camp
February 1-3, 2002 - Lowville Park
Accidents, where someone is injured, happen from time to time despite our best efforts to be as careful and as safe as possible. Staying calm and acting quickly can often prevent a tragedy. It is for this reason that many of our leaders have taken training courses in Basic First Aid. Scouts spend most of their time outside the meeting hall where these accidents often happen and where there may not be people available with proper training to handle an emergency. Basic First Aid training can help Scouts to stay safe and be a valuable members of the community.
On April 26-28, we held a “First Aid Training” camp at the Lowville Park Schoolhouse. We made arrangements with a member of the District Service Team, Scouter Debbie Howard, to train our Troop in Basic First Aid. Scouter Debbie is a trainer with St. John’s Ambulance in the Woodstock area, and has many years of experience. In total, 11 Scouts took part in a 2 day program consisting of hands on training and activities, including casualty simulations with the Leaders as the victims!
However, the weekend was not devoted solely to first aid. After our training was finished, it was a regular camp. We spent some time outside with wide games, having a campfire, as well as having a movie night featuring Jurassic Park 3!
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Photo Credits: Scouter Bill Kowalchyk
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