With special guests from the Northern Lights Medical Venturers!

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Eric and Bella, an advisor and a squad leader from the Northern Lights Medical Venturers (find them on Facebook or Instagram!) join Scouter Ken to discuss some of their experiences at the recent Beaver Hills/Rivers Edge Cuboree. Not only did the MedVents provide first aid support at the Cuboree, they also used it as a training opportunity...springing a surprise on the junior MedVents and the Offers of Service that were working security at the site. And one of Ken's own Cub Scouts volunteered to be the victim in the scenario!

Also discussed is how to plan for first aid at a large summer event, and what to encourage Scouters from attending groups to do in advance to help minimize the risk that one of their youth will need first aid for something that really should have been preventable.


Firstly, a long overdue shout-out to Iona, who wrote in regarding badges:

Have you thought about badges yet? I know like you don’t have enough crazy in your life. But seriously I am a badge person and would buy them. You have the image already that you use for your podcast and if you list them to sell before you make them, you might be surprised from the response(even if badges are a North American thing).

Think about it.


Do love your podcasts.

Ken actually got to meet Iona in person at Cuboree. And, yes, a badge design is being worked on...slowly. How this badge will be made available is still a bit up in the air, but rest assured: an SSYSK crest is in the works!

Eric, meanwhile, wanted to give a shout-out to Chris at ArrKann Trailer & R.V. Centre in Edmonton, Alberta; he generously provided a trailer for the MedVents to stay in whilst at Cuboree.

And as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

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