Clinton County Girl Scouts are working on First Aid badge for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors with the help of Clinton County Foundation/Robert Lucas Fund.
Eleven girls and their leaders worked toward the badges and the girls learned how to care for younger children whether at home, babysitting or at Girl Scout camp.
They learned to: Assess the area; Call if it is an emergency; and, Treat until help arrives.
All girls learned about how to treat someone who is choking, what shock is and how to treat someone with the symptoms, and about heat- and cold-related illnesses and how to help people and if they will need to contact 911.
They learned about things that might be poisonous in their home and around Girl Scout camp. Girls helped each other with treating minor cuts, stings, and how to treat a nose bleed; which degrees of burns they can help with and when they need to call for help; about sprains and what to do for them (R.I.C.E.); and seizure first aid and what to do and what not to do.
We went over triage and how to0 assess who needs help first and who can wait. Each girl learned what was in their first aid kit and how to use each item and why.
Once they had gone over their notebooks and learned about everything, they did mock emergencies so the girls could experience some of the things they learned.
We would like to thank Clinton County Foundation/Robert Lucas Fund for helping us so the girls learn and help others with their skills. We will be doing a second event for First Aid that GS CSA’s have ready signed up for.
Carolee Grehan is Girl Scout Leader and Service Unit Manager/Chair.
Attached are two pictures from the Girl Scout Brownie First Aid class.
Clinton County Girl Scout Brownies worked on their First Aid badge. The learned way to prevent accidents and spent time learning how to talk to 911 Operator if there is an emergency. They also learned what an emergency is and what not an emergency is. They pointed out which people can help with pictures of police, fire fighter, nurse, doctor, medic and more. Each girl made a personal First Aid necklace and each girl go a First Aid Kit to have at their home. They also learned about poisonous plants are in our area. Girls too home a notebook with all of the things they learned. More troops will be doing this First Aid badge but with COVID, we are doing the events in very small groups. Thank you so much to Clinton County Foundation/Robert Lucas Fund for helping us with this important badge.