Our Beavers have recently learned how to easily deal with a cut finger, as well as what to do if something more serious happens.
Getting a cut finger is something that happens to us all. So, we thought it might be useful for the Beavers to understand how to deal with this. They would be able to deal with it themselves, or indeed help someone else.
We started by explaining to the Beavers how it is important to clean a cut finger, so that germs don’t get in! They knew that they could do this by running under a tap, but we encouraged them to practice using an antiseptic wipe to clean along a cut.
Next, the Beavers practiced popping on a plaster. This is a bit tricky if you are doing it yourself, but they all did great. We had some well plastered fingers that were clean and well on their way to healing.
This satisfied one of the requirements of the Outdoor Challenge Award. More to the point, the Beavers practiced a skill that will serve them well in the future. Hopefully not too often though!
Getting Help In An Emergency
We talked to the Beavers about why they might someday have to get help in an emergency. They knew that they would need to dial 999, so we decided to run some simple role plays.
The Beavers split into two groups and took it in turns to create an emergency, while the other group responded.
Likewise, this satisfied another couple of requirements of the Outdoor Challenge Award. Well done Beavers, a couple of you have that award, but the rest of you are certainly getting there.
Looking forward to seeing you all next week. We don’t have the programme published yet (still finalising the details), but we will let you know via our Facebook page when it is ready.