To earn the
Readyman activity badge a Webelos Scout must lean first aid, how to swim
and how to drive his bicycle without danger to himself or others.
He also learns how to make his home safer and the safety rules for passengers
in the car.
The Readyman activity badge
is designed to help the Webelos get ready for these emergencies.
Youth and children are not too young to help others!
You never know when you will
be called upon to help someone in an emergency --at the store, while hiking,
babysitting, or elsewhere. The Readyman activity badge is designed to help
the Webelos get ready for these emergencies. Youth and children are not
too young to help others
CAREERS AND SPEAKERS
Doctor, nurse, police, paramedic, EMT, fireman, Red Cross instructor, school or company nurse, Urgent Care
facility manager, ski patrol, park ranger, hospital or emergency room worker,
Arrange a behind-the-scenes tour of a parent's work to review the safety procedures and precautions used there. Do they have rules posted? Have fire drills? Have First Aid Kit?
Tour a hotel, restaurant, high-rise apartment building, hospital, church or other public place and ask the same questions.
Inspect your den or pack meeting place. Plan steps for use in an emergency during a den meeting.
Plan an emergency procedures
for five locations where your family usually goes, such as the church,
theater, restaurant, the beach, relatives' house, etc. How do you call
for help? Where would you meet if separated by a fire? What health situations
are in your family?
Make a list of items, which your family would need to be prepared for a storm, electricity outage, tornado, or other significant event. Make specialized lists of items that are seasonal. Example: during wintertime blizzards you would need extra blankets, but you wouldn't need them during a severe thunderstorm in the summer.
Prepare a shelter area in your house and store some of these items there. Tape your lists on the wall. Each season review your specialized lists and add or remove items from your shelter. Be sure to check batteries and food supplies for freshness.
All-season items could include radio, candles, matches,
flashlights, first aid kit, bottled water, canned food, manual can opener,
rope, and eating utensils. Also consider pillows, deck of cards, pet leashes
and food, life jackets, personal identification and emergency phone numbers,
hammer and nails, emergency flares.
DISASTERSTalk to the Red Cross Disaster team and find out what they do to help. What equipment do they have? Where are supplies stored? How are volunteers contacted?
Who is in charge of disaster coordination for a city or region? How many agencies are on the notification list.
DEN MEETINGSDiscuss first aid. Practice the treatment for “hurry cases.”
PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO
Since most poisonings
involve household chemicals in the kitchen, check your own home before
making this slide.
BAND AID SLIDE
Blanket or tarp; collection of 10 or more first aid items: gauze pads,
bandages, splints, etc. Also 10 or more items not used in first aid: penny,
photo, shoe, etc.
FIREMAN’S DRAG RELAY
Scouts line up facing a single turn-around post located 30 feet from the starting line. Scouts on each team shall be numbered from 1 to 8. On signal, Scouts #1 and 2 will carry Scout #3 with a four-hand seat carry (for conscious patient) up to and around the turn-around post and back to the starting line. Scout #3 will then join with #4 to carry #5 around the course. Then #5 will join #6 to carry #7 around, and finally #7 will join with #8 and carry #1 around. If at any time a victim touches the ground, the Scouts transporting this victim must stop, re-form their carry, and continue. The first team to make the full circuit with the four victims is the winner.