Hawk Mountain Council Frontier District 2018 Boy Scout First Aid Meet October 27th 2018 Oley Fairgrounds Oley Pa. HAWK MOUNTAIN COUNCIL FRONTIER DISTRICT Dear Scoutmasters & Committee Chairs: The 2018 First Aid Meet will be different this year. It will take place outside at the Oley Fairgrounds. This year will be a wilderness-themed First Aid Meet. All the Scenarios are things that can Happen on a Campout, High Adventure or a hiking weekend . This year’s First Aid Meet will be run like a Klondike Derby. The 2018 First Aid Meet will continue a great tradition of Frontier District activities and the Activities Committee is working hard to make the event exciting, challenging and include new items suggested by Scouts and Leaders. We know November can be busy with Scouting for Food, Thanksgiving, Recruiting, and completing JTE forms as well as your monthly activities and so the First Aid Meet will be conducted in October this year. Registration will be 7:45am until 8:15am. This year’s Meet will be held outdoors. Four scenarios will be presented for the Patrols to demonstrate how to conduct appropriate First Aid techniques listed in the Scout Handbook. The Patrols will be judged on their conduct and proper method for solving the Scenarios This guide will help to understand the event and the registration process. Please be aware of the role adults have with other Patrols once the Meet begins. This will be a Scout event conducted on a Patrol basis and since each Troop is expected to provide two-deep adult leadership at the First Aid Meet, as required under the Scouting guidelines, we need the help of these adult leaders as trained judges. As we do each year, we require one volunteer judge for each participating Patrol. To have the best opportunity for an objective and fair environment for all our scouts we request judges to attend a Judges’ Meeting the 30 minutes prior to the October Roundtable meeting on Wednesday, October 10th, at 7:00pm at the Kutztown Armory in Kutztown, PA. If your judge cannot make the meeting, please call me directly. Please feel free to ask questions prior to the event and please feel free to contact either District Executive Steven Gehris at (610) 926-3406 (Council Service Center) with administrative questions or myself with event questions at (717) 314-8370. And having your Patrols prepared will go a long way to help to make this a truly fun event for everyone! Yours in Scouting, Dan Trout Frontier District Activities Committee FRONTIER DISTRICT 2017 FIRST AID MEET DATE: TIME: ADDRESS: Saturday, October 27, 2018. NO ALTERNATE DATE, THE EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE. Cancellation, if necessary due to extreme circumstances, will be broadcast on WRFY (Y102FM), WEEU (830AM), and District/Council social media by 7:00 am on Saturday. 7:45 AM to 2:00 PM. Event starts at 8:15 Oley Fairgrounds, 26 Jefferson St. Oley, PA 19547 PURPOSE: The purpose of this Meet is to develop leadership, create team participation, measure first aid proficiency with an attitude of good sportsmanship, and to teach new methodologies and information. ELIGIBILITY: All registered Boy Scouts under the age of 18 years of age are eligible to participate. Webelos Scouts are invited to be ‘victims’ if Patrols do not have enough Boy Scouts (and they’ll have fun too!). Using a Webelos Scout you brought improves your score for scenarios. PATROLS: Patrols for the Meet may consist of 5 to 10 members, including the "victim." If possible, these teams should represent natural Patrols. There is no limit to the number of Patrols that a Troop may enter. All Scouts should be in uniform and must wear soft-soled shoes or sneakers. EQUIPMENT: 1. Every Scouts needs a Back Pack and packed like they are going on an overnight campout 2. Nitrile or latex gloves must be a part of each first aid kit and must be worn when treating bleeding cases. This requirement cannot be improvised. 3. Plastic goggles must also be a part of each first aid kit and must be worn when treating bleeding cases. Only first aid treaters directly treating the bleeding segment of the problems need to wear gloves and goggles. 4. Articles of clothing may be used for padding. 5. Neckerchiefs, neckties, and other similar clothing may be used for tying splints. 6. Two filled 1-liter water bottles (e.g. Nalgenes) 7. Personal First Aid Kit 8 The Patrol must figure out how to bring the Patrol/Troop First Aid Kit without having to carry a big kit along . 9 Scouts must bring Sunscreen and or Bug Spray 10 Each Patrol must have a Current Scout Handbook, Field Guide or a First Aid Merit Badge book. 11 Patrols need a writing instrument and paper to taking note 12 Each Scout has to bring a bag lunch and a snack 13. After the SPL registers/checks-in his unit, the whole Patrol will report to Patrol Inspection to see if they have everything 14 Poles will be provided. 15. Injured victims will be provided for two scenarios, but the patrol must bring along volunteers to serve as its own injured or sick victims. We recommend working with your pack to identify volunteers from a Webelos den. ` SCENARIOS: Each problem will be based on the first aid requirements for the First Aid Merit Badge. The latest edition of the official Boy Scout Handbook and the First Aid Merit Badge pamphlet will be the authority for each problem and the decision of the Chief Judge will be final. All judges will use a uniform scoring system and will be rotated to different teams for each of the scenarios. A graduated scoring system will be used (1, 3, or 5 points) to earn credit for partially correct answers. Coaching from the sidelines will disqualify any Patrol at the judge's discretion. Using a Webelos Scout you brought as a ‘victim’ improves your score by 1 point. FLAGS: Troops and Patrols may bring flags to the Meet. REGISTRATION: ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS A MUST! Online registration on the www.hmc-bsa.org calendar is encouraged. A registration form is attached if needed. The registration fee of $10.00 per Scout must accompany the registration form and must be turned into the Scout Service no later than Friday October 12th 2018 EACH TEAM WILL BE REQUIRED TO INDICATE THE NAME OF AT LEAST ONE ADULT JUDGE. THIS JUDGE WILL NOT ONLY NEED TO BE AT THE FIRST AID MEET ON Saturday, October 27th, BUT ALSO NEEDS TO ATTEND THE JUDGES' MEETING at the October10th Roundtable, Wednesday, 7:00pm at the Kutztown Armory in Kutztown, PA (take the drive at 390 College Boulevard with a bus stop shelter at the end) CHECK-IN: Check-in on October 27th will begin at 7:45 AM and will end at 8:15 AM. During this time, each Patrol will going to the Patrol inspection station after their SPL checks them in. The Patrol Leader will be the designated Patrol spokesperson. He will register the Patrol, report to the Chief Judge, and receive instructions for his unit. Special emphasis and scoring will be placed on the Patrol Leader's leadership abilities. The walk-in registration fee is an additional $5.00 per Scout if they or their unit it not registered prior to arrival. RECOGNITION: The Meet is NOT a competition among Patrols, it is meant as a fun measure of each Patrol's level of first aid proficiency. However, we believe that achievement should be recognized, so the Top 5 patrols will receive awards. JUDGES: As indicated above under REGISTRATION, Troops are responsible for providing a judge for each Patrol Team and for ensuring their attendance at the Judges' Meeting on October 10th. The preferred qualification for adult judges is knowledge of basic first aid. They will be thoroughly briefed at the judges' meeting on scoring the problems. We suggest utilizing local ambulance counselors, Troop Committee members, and parents. Judges WILL NOT judge their own Unit’s Patrol. Judges will judge no more than two scenarios for a given patrol. Judges should arrive no later than 8am on the day of the Meet. OPERATION: Problems will be presented as follows: 1. The problem will be announced and read to each Patrol by a station Judge or Staff managing the Station. 2. Staff or the Judge managing the Station will tell the patrol when to start and tell them how they have to do the scenario the time limit on the Scenarios is 25 minutes. GENERAL: The Meet will start promptly at 8:25 AM. At the completion of each problem period, Patrols shall, upon the judge's instruction, remove all bandages, splints, etc. from the "victim;" replace all unused materials; and back in their back packs to move on to the next problem. Each Scout should where shoes for the First Aid Meet for outside activities CALENDAR: Scoutmasters and Committee Chairs should alert their Troop and Troop Committee and put the October 27h date on all of your calendars. VISITORS: Visitors are welcome! All visitors, as well as Scoutmasters and other adult leaders must remain in the spectator areas once the Meet b Frontier District 2018 First Aid Meet SAMPLE SCENARIO TEAM NUMBER TROOP NUMBER JUDGE NAME Problem No. 1 Scenario Your patrol is outside your regular meeting place, having just completed your weekly patrol meeting. You hear screeching tires and a loud crash. As you run to investigate, you see that two cars have collided in an intersection. One driver appears to be unhurt and is out walking around. However, the other driver has apparently gotten out of the car on his own, but is now lying alongside it on the road. The driver lying along the road is moaning and seems to be confused. There is a gash on his forehead, possibly from hitting the windshield. Provide emergency treatment. You have 10 minutes. Treatment Protocol Treatment Step Did the Patrol assess the scene for safety (traffic control, spilled gasoline, etc.) Did the Patrol interview the patient to determine what happened and what the level of consciousness is? Possible Head injury Did the Patrol adequately stabilize the neck and spine by holding it steady? Did the Patrol adequately maintain control of the neck and spine throughout the evolution? Check Available Points 1-3-5 1-3-5 1-3-5 1-3-5 Forehead laceration Did the Patrol apply a compress to the wound? 1-3-5 Did the Patrol apply a bandage to the wound? 1-3-5 Treat for shock Make comfortable 1-3-5 Provide covering/blanket/jacket 1-3-5 Reassure patient 1-3-5 Did the Patrol send someone for help? Did someone make a call to 911? Did they provide name, location, patient age, and patient condition to the operator? Did the Patrol have a leader? Did the Patrol exhibit good teamwork? Did a Webelos scout participate as a ‘victim’ that the Patrol brought with them? Enter points from 911 scorecard. 1-3-5 1-3-5 TOTAL POINTS 61 Possible 0-1 Awarded Points HAWK MOUNTAIN COUNCIL FRONTIER DISTRICT 2017 BOY SCOUT FIRST AID MEET REGISTRATION FORM Saturday October 27th, 2018 Oley Fairgrounds TROOP # ____________ will have _______ Patrols participating in the First Aid Meet! Please register ______________ Scouts @ $10.00 each = _______________ Leader in Charge: Address: Phone Number: Email: __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Each Troop must provide at least one adult judge for each Patrol registered: Name Phone Number _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ PLEASE SUBMIT REGISTRATION AND FEE BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2018 TO: HAWK MOUNTAIN COUNCIL FRONTIER DISTRICT BOY SCOUT FIRST AID MEET 5027 POTTSVILLE PIKE READING, PA 19605-1284 ____ (Check): Make checks payable to: Hawk Mountain Council ____ (Credit Card): (circle one) MasterCard – Visa – Discover Name as it appears on card: ___________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Credit Card Number: ___________________________________________________________ Expiration Date: _______________________ 3 digit code on back of card: _______________ Please Note: A $5.00 per Scout late fee will be applied to day-of/walk-in registrations. There is no alternate date and the event is rain or shine. Apologies, refunds are not available.