1st Aid Scenarios

You are on a bike ride with your patrol. While riding past a run down house, a large dog runs out and bites another patrol member on the leg. What do you do?

Scenario #1

You are on a bike ride with your patrol. While riding past a run down house, a large dog runs out and bites another patrol member on the leg. What do you do?

  • Get to a safe area (5pts)
  • Evaluate the injury
    • If bleeding is severe, call 911 or send for help. Maintain buddy system whenever possible. (5pts)
    • Get medical attention quickly in any case.
  • Treat the wound
    • Apply pressure to stop bleeding (5pts)
    • Depending on the severity of bleeding clean the area with soap and water or disinfectant.
    • Dress the wound using clean gauze and bandages
  • Treat the victim for shock (5pts)
    • Lay victim down (5pts)
    • Elevate feet slightly (5pts)
    • Keep warm (5pts)
  • Attempt to identify the animal that caused the bite (5pts)
    • Write down a description of the animal and location the attack occurred
    • Do not attempt to capture the animal or confront its owners
  • Report the incident to the police or animal control. (5pts)

Canoeing Activity


Introductory session to Canoeing. Starts with shore base school discussing parts of boat, body positioning and safety afloat.

Followed by introductory canoeing on the water.


1.5 to 2 Hours

Requirements Covered
  • FC-6B – Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
  • FC-6C – Identify the basic parts of a canoe, kayak, or other boat. Identify the parts of a paddle or an oar.
  • FC-6D – Describe proper body positioning in a watercraft, depending on the type and size of the vessel. Explain the importance of proper body position in the boat.
Related Competition

Canoe Races


Knots & Lashings Activity


This activity will introduce the First Class Knots (Clove Hitch and Timber Hitch). Using those knots, Scout will then learn Square and Diagonal Lashings, and put those skills to use building a camp gadget.


1.5 to 2 Hours

Requirements Covered
  • FC-3A – Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.
  • FC-3B – Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch.
  • FC-3C – Demonstrate tying the square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.
  • FC-3D – Use lashings to make a useful camp gadget or structure
Related Competition

– Materials:  for each patrol three 6-foot x 1/4-inch manila ropes (or braided nylon cords), one 12-foot x 1/4-inch manila rope (or braided nylon cord), one log 2-foot long and 3 to 6 inches in diameter, two trees or upright poles 12 to 16 feet apart
– Method:  Lay all the materials on the ground between the trees or upright poles. On signal, with one 6-foot rope, each patrol ties an end to a tree or pole with two half hitches / joins the other end to a second 6-foot rope with a square knot / ties one end of the third 6-foot rope to one end of the log with a timber hitch / forms a loop on the other end of the third 6-foot rope with a bowline / uses the bowline’s loop as the bend to tie a sheet bend to the free end of the second 6-foot rope. Each patrol will also tie one end of the 12-foot rope to the other tree or pole with a taut-line hitch / and the other end to the log with a clove hitch. Finally they will raise the log parallel to the ground by shortening tightening the tautline hitch

  1. Tree
  2. Two-Half Hitches
  3. 6ft Rope
  4. Square Knot
  5. 6ft Rope
  6. Bowline
  7. Sheetbend
  8. 6ft Rope
  9. Timber Hitch
  10. Log
  11. Clove Hitch
  12. 12ft Rope
  13. Tautline Hitch
    – Scoring:  The first patrol to suspend the log parallel to the ground with all knots correctly tied wins.


Virtual New Scout Parent Orientation


Due to a positive case of COVID-19 in an individual who participated in last weekend’s Arrow of Light Crossover Ceremony and citing an abundance of caution, Troop 55 will be hosting its New Scout/Parent Orientation virtually. Our goal is to reduce any COVID impacts before the upcoming New Scout Campout.

The virtual meeting will occur at the previously scheduled time of Saturday, Jan 16 @ 2PM. Please note there are separate Zoom links for Parents and Scouts, as the program differs for each (If there is only one capable device in the family please attend the parent session).


Topic: Troop 55 New Parent Orientation
Time: Jan 16, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Saturday @ Hermann Park Leadership Guide

Remember to Social Distance


  • Mask (plus a spare)
  • Daypack
  • Scout Book
  • BSA Outdoor Essentials
    • Water
    • Sun Protection
    • Extra Clothing
    • Compass
    • Trail Food
  • Lunch
  • GPS or Cell Phone (if you don’t have there will be ones to share).
    • Suggest App for iPhone is Spyglass (Not Required)

Group 1 will start with orienteering

Group 2 will start with Knife, Saw, and Ax

The groups will swap in the afternoon but have lunch and Navigate with a GPS in between.

All adult leaders should wear their Class A Uniforms.

If you don’t know where to be or are arriving after 9:00AM, proceed to the Lake Picnic Area (Where we will be hosting Knife, Saw and Ax) Call Mr. Thompson (281-797-5759) if you have issues. We will need a PASM at the start of the Orienteering course (Cherie Flores) at 9:00AM

A majority of the PASMs will be going with the Orienteering Groups and a majority of the TGs and Instructors will be teaching Knife, Saw, and Ax. Take a moment before you reach the site to refresh your memory on these topics.


The scouts will be doing First Class 4A

We will start by calculating their pace by having them pace naturally over a fixed distance (we will have this marked)

The scouts will need to navigate by taking a bearing and pacing the distance to find the answer to the question. Keep in mind the distances are in meters. Each scout should have an opportunity to figure out one of the legs.

They will be asked to determine the height of an object. They will need to choose between the felling method or proportional measurement.

They will also need to determine the width of an object they cannot cross. They should follow the width-measuring technique.

The Scout’s directions for the Orienteering Course are here.

Leadership should view this version with the answer sheet and photos (do not share with FCT Scouts)

Let them make mistakes but use the answers to make sure you don’t veer too far from the course and fall behind.

We estimate two to two and a half hours for the course. Stop for water and snack breaks.

Knife, Saw, and Ax

This will consist of 3 Stations.

Station 1 – Knife and Ax Handling and Safety
  • When do you use a knife, saw or axe
  • Storage and care of Knives, Saws, and Axes
  • Passing bladed tools (i.e. “Thank You)
  • Safe area (Ax Yard, Blood Circle)
  • Sharpening of a Knife (Using a Stone)
  • Sharpening of an Ax (Using a File)
  • Knife Use
Station 2 – Saw and Axe Use
  • Using a saw
  • Chopping with axe
  • Splitting wood using contact method
  • Describe Kindling, Tinder, and Fuel
  • Using Axe and knife each scout makes kindling and tender for their “fire”
Station 3 – Fire Building
  • Discuss types of Kindling (Leaves, Grass, pine needles, etc)
  • Discuss types of fire starters
  • Discuss Fire Building Techniques (Teepee or Log Cabin)
  • Have scouts build their “fire” from their tinder and Kindling

Navigating with a GPS

Following their first activity the scouts will be asked to navigate to the other activity using GPS. Most likely this will be a cell phone and will require some sharing.

Morning Orienteering Scouts will navigate to N29°43’05” W95°23’21”

Morning Knife, Saw and Ax Scouts will navigate to N29°43’14” W95°23’15”

Try to take a moment to explain to the scouts Longitude/Latitude and how the Global Positioning System works.


Lunch serves more than one purpose. Besides sustenance, it will be the initial portion of First Class 9C. Toward the end of the meal discuss how the scouts could have reduced, reused, and recycled.


Sunday Virtual FCT Zoom Details – Drug and Alcohol

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Problem Requirements During COVID-19 Social Distancing

  • Tenderfoot 3A, Tenderfoot 3B, Tenderfoot 3C
    • Need Rope
  • Tenderfoot 3D
    • Need Axe, Knife, and Sharpening Tools.
    • Need Supervision
    • Campout and Local?
  • Tenderfoot 6A & 6C
    • Might be best to have a mile course set up and video to demonstrate the reach test
    • Memorial Park
  • Tenderfoot 7A
    • Can demonstrate/discuss virtually with help but may need access to flag pole.
    • Set up flag pole on lawn
Second Class
  • Second Class 2B and Second Class 2C
    • Need Axe and Knives
    • Need Firewood
    • Need Location to build/start fire
    • Campout and Local?
  • Second Class 2D
    • Need Stove
  • Second Class 3A
    • Need Compass & Map
  • Second Class 3B
    • Need to publish 5-mile hike or 10 mile bike courses
  • Second Class 5B
    • Gigglin’ Marlin or Virtual
    • Do we organize?
  • Second Class 5C
    • Gigglin’ Marlin or On Own
    • Do we organize?
  • Second Class 7C
    • Organized by Troop – Parents should attend
    • Multiple Dates? or Recording
  • Second Class 8C
    • We can pre-record Flag Ceremonies for the Troop meetings
First Class
  • First Class 3B
    • Need Rope
  • First Class 3C & First Class 3D
    • Probably Needs to be done in person
    • Need Rope and Poles
  • First Class 4A
    • Use Herman Park Orienteering Course
    • Create Additional Courses
    • Small Groups or with Family
  • First Class 4B
    • Must have GPS, perhaps can identify a good app to act as GPS (ViewRanger)
    • Worksheet
  • First Class 6A
    • Gigglin’ Marlin or Video
  • First Class 6C&D
    • FCT Virtual Meeting
  • First Class 6E
    • Gigglin’ Marlin or Video

Zoom Details for August Virtual Campout

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