Did You Know? Scouts Save Lives

Did You Know? Scouts learn First Aid, CPR and other life-saving skills.

First aid—caring for injured or ill persons until they can receive professional medical care—is an important skill learned by every Scout. With some knowledge of first aid, a Scout can provide immediate care and assistance to someone who is hurt or becomes ill. First aid can help prevent infection and serious loss of blood. It could even save a limb or a life.
But first aid is about more than the techniques used to treat specific injuries. Emergencies, big or small, may be charged with emotion and confusion. Even minor chaos increases the risk of injury to rescuers and bystanders, as well as the risk of inadequate care for the patient. Scouts are taught how to help calm and direct others while administering first aid, at least until the scene is safe and the patient is stabilized.

Scouting is about more than camping and the outdoors. It teaches First Aid skills……for life!


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In our featured photo - Tyron Hardowar performed lifesaving CPR on his younger brother, Jayden, and saved his life. It was something he learned in Scouting.
Read about it here: Hardowar