Sit. Rep. #17: Daffy & Bugs

First Aid Question:

1-  When you are giving First Aid, what is the difference between Signs & Symptoms???
     Symptoms are what the patient (and others) reports. That report may come from a bystander, a fellow Scout, or a family member. Document whom the Symptom Report is coming from. A Sign is what you observe yourself. In your report/notes, make sure that you write down the time & date of the data being collected. Date when you received that symptom data & date when the symptom occurred. And document what kind of treatment that you provided.
     Example: Monday, April 6, 2020, 19:15 hours, Bugs reported that Daffy started having a fever of 100.5 F Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 0800 hours. Prior to 08:00 Daffy had no reported symptoms. Daffy reported that he last had veg. soup at 13:00 hours. Approx. 1 regular soup bowl. I assisted Daffy Duck in taking 2 Extra Strength Tylenol at 19:20 hours with water.


2- I got a powerful spring rain shower this afternoon. Did you get one? Did you notice the clouds before & after the shower? What about the smell of rain before & after the shower? Look for the weather fronts as they move around you. See & smell the difference.

A- Do you know why the beaver could not do his school work?
B- He couldn’t log in.


3- Every Merit Badge has some “homework”. You can start & tackle any MB you want to. Keep a log of your requirements. We can pass off the “outside” or visitation work when we get back together.

4- As a Scout, you are better prepared for this situation than the rest of your school. You have been camping and learned how to conduct yourself in the outdoors. That is not a common skill that most scout-age folks have. Your personal “tool kit” is broader and deeper than almost everyone you know. Keep building up your skillset with Scout Advancement.

C- Did you hear the joke about the rope?
D- Just skip it.

5- Add one pushup, sit up, pull up, and reverse sit up to your exercise routine. Physical strength is one key to dealing with stress.

6- Is there something around the house that you can learn to repair? Ask your folks at the next Family Meeting. List the possibilities, skills needed, supplies needed, tools and equipment needed, cost, and estimated time involved.

      What is the difference between “oil-based paint” and “latex-based paint?” Where & how do you use each? What precautions do you need for each? How do you clean up after painting? What about Flat, Semi-Gloss, & Glossy Paint?

Ham Radio:

7- I borrowed this from a Navy website: Lower Radio Frequency Bands. Note: the frequencies and the wavelengths in this chart.

Acronym and Full Name Frequency Range with Wavelength
ELF Extremely low frequency 30 Hz – 300 Hz; 10,000 Km – 1,000 Km
VF or ULF Voice frequency or Ultra-Low frequency 300 Hz – 3 kHz; 1,000 Km – 100 Km
VLF Very low frequency 3 kHz – 30 kHz; 100 Km – 10 Km
LF Low frequency 30 kHz – 300 kHz; 10 Km – 1 Km
MF Medium frequency 300 kHz – 3 MHz; 1 Km – 100 m
HF High frequency 3 MHz – 30 MHz; 100 m – 10 m
As HAMS, we use, HF, VHF, & UHF bands. I will cover more tomorrow.

As a Scout, I believe that our talents, knowledge, and skills are ours to use in acts of service.

E- What’s grey & sticky?
F- A stick.

Scout Games by Thomas Mercaldo

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