February 9, 2019
Houston Fire Department Training Center
8030 Braniff St, Houston, TX 77061
8:00 am - noon
The First Aid Meet is an event that challenges Scouts in troops to perform first aid in simulated real-life situations. Patrols compete in practical first aid problems, displaying hands-on skills from the Scout Handbook, First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet and current American Red Cross guidelines.
The top three winning patrols at each district’s first aid meet are eligible to compete in the council First Aid Meet.
Registration is completed by the troop leader online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal no later than February 5, 2018. There is no onsite registration. The registration fee is $25 per patrol.
Before registering, have the name of the patrol(s) and patrol members.
Registration opens in January.
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 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: Every 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: Every 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: Every participant needs to bring a copy of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A and B for all Scouting events).
Awards: Medals will be given to the top three teams (five per team). Every participant will receive a patch.