I will be organizing this year’s camping and float trip to Rainbow River, Sept 10th-12th. We currently have 5 sites reserved (room for 40 scouts and adults). Please let me know if you are interested in attending. Since I have not participated in this trip in the past, I thought it would be helpful to hear from you all.
What didn’t work?
What might you like to do differently?
We will be holding Tenderfoot mini-clinics and need one older scout to teach each of the following tenderfoot skills:
4a- Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
4b- Demonstrate you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch
5- Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost.
6- Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.
11- Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.
12a- Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking.
12b- Show first aid for the following: Simple cuts and scrapes, Blisters on the hand and foot, Minor (thermal/heat) burns or scalds (superficial, or first degree), Bites and stings of insects and ticks, Venomous snakebite, Nosebleed, Frostbite and sunburn
I know we are all busy and still in Summer mode, but this will be here before we know it and I’d like to “be prepared”.
Asst. Scoutmaster Troop 22