Ice Rescue Activity for Boy Scouts


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Ice Rescue   Ice Rescue Activity   Scout Activity

This Activity is meant for Boy Scouts.
Required:
For each patrol: 10foot rope, blanket, staff or pole
Preparation:
Place equipment in a pile for each patrol in the back of the room.
Notes:
Reinforcing ice rescue techniques, teamwork, and first aid.
Patrols form up in patrol lines on one end of the room.
One scout from each patrol is volunteered to be the victim that has fallen through thin ice. He goes to the far end of the room to meet with a game leader. The game leader tells them the scenario, that they have fallen through the ice and are very cold. If they are rescued from the ice, they still need to act cold and weak - best acting gets 2 bonus points for their patrol.
The victims lay down on their stomaches facing the rest of their patrols.

Explain the situation to the patrols that some people have fallen through the ice and they need to each save one of them. They have about 2 minutes before it will be too late to save them. Judges will determine if any of the rescuers also become victims and if a victim is saved or not. (If someone walks out to the victim or gets too close, he falls through also.)

The patrols should notice and use the equipment - staff to reach, rope to tie bowline and throw to victim, blanket to warm victim once recovered.

As patrols walk or crawl out, judges should give indications such as "You hear the ice cracking." Patrols should lay flat and crawl out and then reach.

Once recovered, patrol should warm with blanket, treat for shock, and call for medical help.

If they do not get the victim out in time, does a person go in after him and then get rescued? Do they do artifical respiration if needed?
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