Pueblo Girl Scouts, along with friends, gathered on Friday, January 25, 2019 for a special “Try Girl Scouts” event with a first aid theme. Current Girl Scouts were encouraged to attend to earn their “First Aid” badge AND bring a friend who might also like to become a Girl Scout. There were door prizes for girls who brought friends and for girls who registered to be a Girl Scouts.
At each of the event’s four stations, girls learned how proper first aid can help them become a G.I.R.L.
Go-getter- How to use a first aid kit
Innovator- Make your own first aid kit
Risk-taker- How to build shelters and find water and edible plants in the wild in Colorado
Leader- Classes to get certified in first aid and babysitting with ARC through Girl Scouts of Colorado
A special thanks to the seven older Girl Scouts and their leaders who helped run the stations.
Girl Scouts in Pueblo West had fun learning hands-on first aid at a recent workshop held by Service Unit 338. Girl Scouts spoke to an RN and a representative from Red Cross. They learned about 911, wound care, CPR, what to do if someone is choking, and what steps to take in an emergency situation. All girls had fun, earned a badge, learned important skills, and left the workshop able to better help the community and people around them.
Senior Troop 2017 is hosting a camping skills overnight for Girl Scout Juniors at Twisted Pine January 12- 13, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. We are teaching camping skills. We will earn the following badges: “First Aid,” “Simple Meals,” “Camper,” and a special “Camping Basics” badge. We will learn about fire and knife safety and how to pitch a tent. Girls will make two meals and learn about first aid and knots. Register here: https://junior-camping-201.cheddarup.com
This is a passion that this troop has. They love camping and helping teach others the skills for camping. They have even come up with their own “Camping Basics” badge to provide to the participants.
Brownie Troop 61631 of Highlands Ranch just finished earning our First Aid Badge. We had so much fun doing this and learning valuable life lessons on how we can help others that we wanted to share our story.
Our troop toured a local fire station where they discussed ways that they can prevent and avoid common injuries. Being a troop of independent 2nd graders, many are starting to question the need for sitting in booster seats. It was a great opportunity for the firefighters to explain why they have them and use them and what milestones they need to reach to outgrow them. They also got to call into 911 dispatch and practice a scenario with a real life dispatcher to have a better understanding on how to place a call to 911.
One of our troop volunteers is also a registered nurse and came to speak to the girls in greater detail. They watched kid-friendly video clips and used props to learn how to treat common things they might see like burns, asthma attacks, and allergic reactions. Like many troops, we have multiple girls that have food allergies, and we had a prop EPI-pen that they practiced with. There was even a play smartphone for the girls to practice “calling” 911 by pushing the Emergency button from a lock screen. They also made first aid kits for their backpacks and continued practicing reciting their home information in case of emergency.
We really enjoyed earning this award together, and the girls are more confident and feeling empowered that they would be prepared to handle a basic emergency. One of the best pieces of feedback we could receive was when a mom texted that her daughter, who has dietary allergies, is asking to carry her EPI-pen in her backpack as she is now confident in using it. That’s what these badges are about!
Grand Junction Fire Department Station 3 EMS visited troop 10034 and troop 14638 to discuss first aid. EMT’s Stephanie Huston and Brandi Manuppella demonstrated the ambulance to the girls. The also showed them how the EKG machine works on one of the girls. The EMT’s also went through various ways to do first aid before the paramedics show up on scene. Example: Like how to put a broken arm in a sling.
Stephanie and Brandi also showed them how to splint a broken arm and leg. The girls got a very good lesson in first aid. We thanked them at the end of the session.
33 Girl Scouts in Pueblo West earned their 1st aid badges by attending a workshop in Pueblo West on April 29. Nurses from Parkview Hospital and volunteers from the American Red Cross shared their expertise. The Brownie Girl Scouts made First aid kits for nine troops in Sevice Unit 338.
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