Tag Archives: First Aid

By Angela Shelley
Feb 14, 2019

Take Your First Aid Training to the Next Level: Wilderness First Aid

If you’ve ever experienced waiting for first responders and getting someone the medical care they need, you know how crucial (and slow) that time can be. When modern resources aren’t readily available, those critical moments can stretch to hours, and sometimes days. However, you can have more confidence in these moments and be better prepared […]

By Madison Austin
Jan 22, 2019

Every Scouter and Parent Should Know the Signs of Altitude Sickness – It Could Save a Life

Altitude sickness is a common, but sometimes fatal, illness. If you’ve ever been on a high-altitude hike and felt the onset of a headache and fatigue, it’s very possible you have experienced the beginning stages of altitude sickness. If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid this fatal illness once, don’t think you are immune and […]

By Madison Austin
Jan 17, 2019

Learn First Aid, Save A Life

When two shoppers were injured in the shooting at Fashion Place Mall in Murray, Utah on Jan. 13, 2019, several bystanders sprang to action, working quickly to call 911, comfort the victims, and control the bleeding from their injuries. These ordinary people demonstrated exceptional courage and calm as they jumped right in to help. Not […]

By Darryl Alder
Oct 10, 2017

Cub Scouts Save Lives Too!

You never really know when a Scout of any age might need to “Be Prepared,” but it sure looks like it paid off big time when Catherine Davis, a den leader in Chatham, IL, taught her den first aid—it paid off for a member her den and his family. Hayden and other members of the den had […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Sep 29, 2017

Salem Scout Dies of Altitude Sickness, Dad on Mission to Save Future Lives

Dozens of local news channels covered the story about the 17-year-old football player from Salem, Utah who passed away on August 5, 2017 from altitude sickness while on a Boy Scout camping trip in the High Uintas. After losing his son, Doug Julian’s father, also named Doug, is now mightily determined to educate and spread awareness about […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 15, 2017

Join us for Family Camping 101 at the Orem Scout Shop’s Family Camping Event

Looking to make your family camping trips successful? Well, look no further, because we have got just the day planned for you! On Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Orem Scout Shop will be hosting a Family Camping event. The Scout Shop will provide you with all the gear and […]

By Michelle Carpenter
May 03, 2017

How Merit Badges Help My Husband Survive Pregnancy (And Prepare for Fatherhood)

Pregnancy is a crazy thing. Your body carries another body. You throw up, feel a little human wriggling around, and become like a giant seal puppy (slow and chubby). While I’ve been going through seven months of prego life, my husband has been too. He may not actually be pregnant, but he likes to think […]

By Paul Tikalsky
Mar 19, 2017

Merit Badges Boost LDS Missionaries’ Safety and Health

Five of my kids served missions in diverse places: Idaho, Guatemala, Argentina, and Colorado (two served in Colorado). No matter where they went, mission health and safety mattered. My children needed to know what to do in difficult situations to protect themselves, their companions, and others. Like them, all young men and women face unusual […]

By Adrian
Sep 05, 2015

Adventures in Wilderness First Aid Training

Sandy, Utah’s Troop 411 does a number of high-adventure treks and monthly weekend campouts that put us, literally or figuratively, “in the wilderness.” Being prepared to adequately care for any injuries in such situations is paramount. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) defines “wilderness” as being one hour or more from “definitive care,” meaning a trauma-level hospital. […]

By Darryl Alder
Mar 30, 2015

April is Safety Month—What Training do You Need?

The BSA’s Commitment To Safety The National Key 3 makes it clear that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. Wilderness First […]

By Maria Milligan
Jan 21, 2015

Using the New Program Features in Your Troop (and Deacons Quorum)

Last week we posted the introduction to the new Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews to give you a sense of how these new features work and why the BSA made the changes. This week, we want to show you how you might implement these new features to meet the needs of your Scouts and […]