• Mar
    28

    This is a more advanced arm sling than what was done at last weeks scout meeting but its a good example of how to do the arm sling:

    1. Splint the injury (see related eHows on splinting arm fractures).
    2. Put a wad of clothing, or some other soft material, into the injured person’s hand to maintain it in a functional position.
    3. Gather at least two triangular bandages.
    4. Orient one of the bandages so that the point opposite the long side of the triangle is pointing toward the same side of the injured person as the injured arm is on.
    5. Keeping the elbow flexed at 90 degrees, position the arm so that the forearm is at a 30-degree angle to the ground, with the hand higher than the elbow.
    6. Cradle the arm into the triangular bandage.
    7. Pull the half of the bandage that is furthest from the injured person up and over the same side of the neck as the injury.
    8. Pull the half of the bandage that is closer to the injured person up and over the opposite side of the neck from the injury.
    9. Tie the two ends of the bandage together behind the neck.
    10. Swathe the arm by first folding the other triangular bandage over several times: Start by folding the point opposite the long side so that it touches the long side.
    11. Repeat folding in this direction until you have a long piece of cloth 3-4 inches wide.
    12. Pull the bandage around the person: under the armpit opposite the injured arm on one side, over the injured arm on the other side. The bandage should be parallel to the ground.
    13. Tie the ends of the bandage together.
    14. Monitor the fingers of the injured arm regularly for circulation, sensation and motion.

    Thanks to eHow for the step by step guide: http://www.ehow.com/how_7862_make-sling-injured.html

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  • Mar
    28

    Starting as normal with flag break and straight into inspection.  The first game this week was tug of war giving the Scouts chance to show there strengths.  Before starting the activity of the evening of first aid a few knot exercises were done in preparation for climbing next term.  Two knots needed to be learnt for that climbing of the figure of eight and the stopper knot (see the post below).

    After the knots had been practiced it was onto first aid, this started by looking at the What and How of first aid.

    WHAT – Preserve life, prevent situation worsening promote recovery

    HOW – Signs / symptoms, history treatment disposal

    Following the What and how it was onto talking about Fractures and the signs and symptoms of a fracture using the PLASTIC acronym.  After the discussion about the history of fractures it was time for a practical piece, of doing a simple arm sling.  The scouts were shown how to put the sling onto someone with a broken arm and then in pairs this was practiced and checked by the leaders.  The final piece of first aid was a quick demonstration of the elevation sling.

    After the first aid two of the patrol leaders ran a couple of games, of Ladders and hockey.  After some hard fought games it was time for flag down.

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  • Mar
    28

    Just a quick recap on how to tie the two climbing knots from last weeks scout meeting.

    Figure of Eight: http://www.2020site.org/knots/figureofeightknot.html

    1. Cross the end of the rope over the top of the remaining rope making a q shape.
    2. Pinch the top of the loop and twist it away from the tail of your q.
    3. Pull the end of the rope or the tail of the q up through the upper loop from behind.
    4. Pull both ends of the rope to tighten forming a figure eight.

    Stopper Knot: http://www.indoorclimbing.com/Stopper_Knot.html

    1. Start the knot by making a loop, and wrap the short end of the rope around itself twice.
    2. Send the short end through the knot.
    3. Tighten the stopper knot evenly.
    4. Secure the end of any other knot using a stopper knot.
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  • Mar
    20

    Scouts Canoeing

    Filed under: Notices;

    Romsey District are organising a number of canoeing activities for Scouts which allow them to achieve either

    Paddlepower Passport  – Kayaking for beginners &

    Paddlepower Discover –  for those who have already gained Passport or gained equivalent standard

    All the courses are held at the Eastleigh Lakeside, there will also be a river trip organised in july.  If you are interested in joining one of these courses, it will cost £28 per person.  Letters will be handed out on 29th March (last scout evening before the end of term).

    You can also download them here.

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  • Mar
    20

    Cooking CompetitionThe cooking competition was held a couple of weeks ago and a team from our troop entered.  This involved back woods cooking, meaning the team would have to create a 3 course meal for the complete team for as little as £2 each.  The day started early for the leader getting ready for the competition.

    The first teams arrived and were shown to there cooking areas, a small hole had been turfed into the growned for them to create the fires.  Most teams turned up with the wood for burning but needed to get kindling to get themselves going.  With 20 – 30 minutes all the fires were burning ready for the cooking competition to commence.

    Each team was judged on a number of different areas including Hygiene, time of food, presentation and site clearance.  The team from 15th came in a 5th place overall which was a great result for the team, it would not take much to win next year.

    Thanks to the Romsey District Scout Leaders for organising a great event.

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  • Mar
    20

    Fitness ChallengeUnfortunately due to Skip being ill the previous week we were unable to continue the fitness challenge last week.  Instead it was a games night last week that everyone enjoyed.  This week it was back to the normal with fitness and axe and saw.

    The night started with flag break and a quick game, before inspection.  After inspection Kestrels went outside to learn about the use of axe and saw.  The rest of the troop spent some time improving there fitness scores from the previous week, doing the following activities:

    • Push Ups
    • Sit ups
    • Shuttle Run
    • Skipping
    • Hoola Hoops
    • Balancing on one leg

    After a hour of hard work recording scores and heart rates it was time for a break and some games.  Kestrels after a quick hot chocolate joined the rest of the troop with the games.  After playing four games of Cat and Mouse (the one skips knows :-)), ladders, and duck it was time to finish the evening with a few notices and the latest scores in the patrol competition.

    Dependent on Leaders / helpers we may be doing first aid on Monday instead of fitness and axe and saw.  Please remember to bring your coats just incase though.

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  • Mar
    13

    We would like to invite all Scouts and Parents to our 15th Romsey (North Baddesley) Scout Group AGM on Saturday 12th June.

    We will have a fun “Junior Sports” session starting at 3pm with Egg and Spoon Races, Three Legged Races etc.  The theme is junior sports but all are welcome to join in…senior adults too!

    The AGM will start at 5:30pm and normally takes about half an hour.

    Rest assured we will be finished well before the England versus USA Football World Cup match which is 8:30pm kickoff!

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  • Mar
    13

    The North Baddesley Scout Group is holding a fundraising Quiz Night on Saturday 24th April at the Scout HQ, Queens Ride, North Baddesley. It starts at 7:30pm.

    Come and enjoy this ‘not too serious’ quiz. (How could it be with our Cub Leader as Quizmaster!) Everyone is welcome. The quiz will have questions in each round that appeal to both adults and older children. There will be games available in a side room for younger children.

    The cost is £2 each or for a little more we can serve you with Chicken, Fish or Sausage and Chips during the interval if you choose. Money can be returned to Scouts evenings.

    Don’t forget to bring your own drinks and nibbles in case you get peckish before the chips arrive. Its also worth bringing some pound coins if you’d like to enter the true or false prize round or the raffle
    Suggested table size is 8. If you come along as a smaller group, don’t worry, we’ll be able to put you into a team with others on the night.

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  • Mar
    13
    Fitness ChallengeThe evening started as normal with Flag break and inspection.  One patrol each week goes outside to learn about Axe and Saw.  This involves how to use them safely and look after the equipment.  Cutting and chopping up wood from the local woods and also wood from the scout hut.

    The rest of the patrol had a number of activities to achieve for fitness these including:

    • Push Ups
    • Sit ups
    • Shuttle Run
    • Skipping
    • Hoola Hoops
    • Balancing on one leg

    Within pairs the scouts did an exercise for a minute to see how many times they could do the activity.  After the minute was up they took there heart rate and both were recorded.  Then they would move onto the next exercise.  After an hour all the activities have been done and its time for some games to finish the evening off.

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