Michael Cummings Pre-Coursework

Camping

  • 1c-Show that you know first aid for and how to prevent injuries or illnesses that could occur while camping, including hypothermia, frostbite, heat reactions, dehydration, altitude sickness, insect stings, tick bites, snakebite, blisters, and hyperventilation. You can complete this by: having First Aid/E Prep MB
  • 3-Make a written plan* for an overnight trek and show how to get to your camping spot by using a topographical map and one of the following: (a) a compass (b) a GPS (c) a GPS app. You can complete this by: Email official record or have adult-leader email verification.
  • 4b-Help a Scout patrol or a Webelos Scout unit in your area prepare for an actual campout, including creating the duty roster, menu planning, equipment needs, general planning, and setting up camp. You can complete this by: Email official record or have adult-leader email verification.
  • 5e-Present yourself to your Scoutmaster with your pack for inspection. Be correctly clothed and equipped for an overnight campout. This can be complted by: Email picture of self/pack.
  • 6a-Describe the features of four types of tents, when and where they could be used, and how to care for tents. Working with another Scout, pitch a tent. This can be complted by: Email answers and pictures/video.
  • 6b-Discuss the importance of camp sanitation and tell why water treatment is essential. Then demonstrate two ways to treat water. You can complete this by: Email pictures/video.
  • 7b-Pack your own gear and your share of the patrol equipment and food for proper carrying. Show that your pack is right for quickly getting what is needed first, and that it has been assembled properly for comfort, weight, balance, size, and neatness. You can complete this by: Email pictures of backpack/adult-leader verification.
  • 8c-Prepare a camp menu. Explain how the menu would differ from a menu for a backpacking or float trip. Give recipes and make a food list for your patrol. Plan two breakfasts, three lunches, and two suppers. Discuss how to protect your food against bad weather, animals, and contamination. You can complete thy by: Email answer addressing EACH part of the prompt.
  • 8d-While camping in the outdoors, cook at least one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner for your patrol from the meals you have planned for requirement 8c. At least one of those meals must be a trail meal requiring the use of a lightweight stove. You can complete this by: Email pictures/adult-leader verification.
  • 9-Show experience in camping by doing the following: Camp a total of at least 20 nights at designated Scouting activities or event. You can complete this by: Email official record or adult-leader verification.
  • 10-Discuss how the things you did to earn this badge have taught you about personal health and safety, survival, public health, conservation, and good citizenship. In your discussion, tell how Scout spirit and the Scout Oath and Scout Law apply to camping and outdoor ethics. You can complete this by: Email answer addressing EACH part of the prompt.

 

First Aid

  • 1-Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first-aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. Complete by: Email official record.
  • 5b-With an adult leader, inspect your troop's first-aid kit. Evaluate it for completeness. Report your findings to your counselor and Scout leader. Complete by: Email pictures and report.
  • 7a-Describe the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Then demonstrate proper CPR technique using a training device approved by your counselor. Complete by: Email un-expired CPR certification card or learn/perform CPR with a medical professional/first responder on proper training equipment. Have the person email verification.
  • 10 (a-e)-Describe the signs and symptoms and demonstrate the proper procedures for handling and immobilizing suspected closed and open fractures or dislocations of the. Complete by: learn/perform splints with a medical professional/first responder. Have the person email me verification.
  • 11-Describe the signs, symptoms, and possible complications and demonstrate care for someone with a suspected injury to the head, neck, or back. Complete by: learn/perform care with a medical professional/first responder. Have the person email me verification.
  • 13 (a-c)-Describe the conditions under which an injured person should be moved. Determine/demonstrate best method to move an injured/sick person. Improvise a stretcher and move an injured/sock person. Complete by: learn/perform care with a medical professional/first responder. Have the person email me verification.
  • 14-Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor. Complete by: Email me for first-aid skill and send pictures/adult-leader verification.

 

Medicine

  • 4b-Describe the educational and licensing requirements to practice health care in your state for FIVE of the professions in requirement 4a. (Not all professions may exist in your state). Complete: Email answer addressing EACH part of the prompt. 
  • 5c-Describe the additional educational requirements for these specialties. Complete by: Email answer addressing EACH part of the prompt.
  • 6b-Describe the additional educational requirements for the five specialties or subspecialties you chose in 6a. Complete by: Email answer addressing EACH part of the prompt.
  • 7c-Show how to take a blood pressure reading and a pulse reading. Complete by: learn/perform BP reading with a medical professional/first responder. Have the person email me verification.
  • 8b-Briefly tell how your state monitors the quality of health care within its borders, and how it provides care to those who do not have health insurance. Complete by: Email answer addressing EACH part of the prompt.
  • 10-Serve as a volunteer at a health-related event or facility in your community (e.g. blood drive, "health fair", blood pressure screening, etc.) approved by your counselor. Complete by: Email pictures/adult-leader verification.