Council First Aid Meet

February 14, 2015
8:00 am - noon

The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts abilities to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Boy Scout Patrols compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Boy Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. The top two winning Boy Scout patrols at each district’s First Aid Meet are eligible to compete in the Council First Aid Meet. The Council First Aid Meet is typically held in the Houston area.

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Registration: A registration form with further information and the fees will be sent to the Scoutmaster of the top two winning patrols at each district’s First Aid Meet. The Scoutmaster’s contact information is provided to the council by the District Health & Safety Chair.

Teams: Winning patrols representing the district must be from existing patrols. Venturers are currently not allowed to participate in the council meet. Only those patrol members who participated in the district meet with their winning patrol can participate in the council meet.

Scenarios: For each scenario, there will be five Scouts allowed in the contest grid. All other patrol members must "sit out." Each member should serve as a victim in at least one scenario. No books, electronic devices, cards or pamphlets are allowed. The final scenario will be a Mega Scenario, in which all five Scouts will have to actively participate.

Judging: The judging standard will be the current Boy Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines. Scouts will need to know how to perform CPR with respirations and compressions and how to use an AED.

Judges: Each patrol should provide at least one Scouter or Scout parent that can serve as a judge. While not mandatory for participation, this adult judge will ensure enough judges to assist with the meet and finish in a timely manner. Judges will be instructed in scoring procedures prior to the scenarios and will not judge their own district's team.

Equipment: Each patrol is expected to provide all equipment needed to demonstrate proficiency in first aid problems, including poles and blankets or other material for making an improvised stretcher; a troop/patrol size first aid kit with splints, bandages and sunscreen; rescue breathing apparatus/mannequin (a simple one as illustrated in the registration materials); sleeping bag; bottles of water for patrol members; patrol flag with stand and patrol sign (as shown in registration materials).

Medical Forms: Copies of medical forms (Parts A, B) are required for each participant. The current medical form can be found here.

Awards: Medals will be given to the top three teams (five per team). Each participant will receive a patch.

2014 Winners:

Best Score in Mega Scenario (37 out of 40 possible points): Roadkill Patrol, Troop 549 - Aquila District

First Place: Sharks Patrol, Troop 1456 - Texas Skies District
Second Place: Roadkill Patrol, Troop 549 - Aquila District
Third Place: Arrowman Patrol, Troop 222 - Aquila District

For Questions Contact:

David Krusleski
Council First Aid Meet Chair
dkrusleski@sbcglobal.net

Geno Aguilar
 (713) 756-3304
 Geno.Aguilar@scouting.org