Boy Scout First Aid Meet at Memorial Hall March 30

March 27, 2013

Staff Report

Boy Scout Troop 23 will hold its 19th Annual First Aid Meet Saturday, March 30, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., Rockford. Registration is at noon with competition at 12:30 p.m.

The First Aid Meet challenges Boy Scouts from area troops to solve first aid problems in 5 minutes. Fifteen scenarios will be read. Patrols will administer first aid to a victim (Webelo Scout). Judges will score the responses. Points will be totaled and trophies awarded to the top three patrols. All attendees receive a patch.

All area scout troops are invited as well as Webelo Scouts. Webelos attending can earn their Readyman patch. Troops attending should bring blanket, splints, walking sticks, scout neckerchief or bandanna, and Boy Scout handbook.

For more information, contact Brian Berridge at (815) 289-2528 or Chuck Jansen at (815) 742-9714. Troop 23 is sponsored by Third Presbyterian Church, Rockford.

From the March 27-April 2, 2013, issue


  1. Willie Petrovich

    March 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    How’d it go? For anyone that missed it, There are great free videos for learning First Aid, too! I like this free 22 minute video:
    Everyone needs to know First Aid & CPR (Which cannot be taught effectively online or by video, despite what companies selling “Online CPR Certification claim) – and it is not expensive to learn. American CPR Training teaches group classes at your location from as low as $16.50 per Student for full 2 year Adult, Child & Infant CPR – anywhere in the USA!
    or if you don’t have a group of 4 or more, they have an awesome program to learn CPR at Home (including CPR Manikins!)

    The national group American CPR Training ( is teaching their new easy C.A.R.E. CPR™ Their website says:
    American CPR Training™ ~ America’s Favorite CPR, AED & First Aid Training™ is more than just the Leader in Safety Training throughout the US, Canada, & Mexico… American CPR Training is ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™

  2. Guy Sana

    April 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Thanks for the link Willie – we just got a quote from American CPR for a training at our location – that was easy

  3. Anna Smith

    April 11, 2013 at 12:32 am

    It is good to read that first aid meet are happened. First aid and CPR training are important in life it helps to save someone’s life or face any emergency. Everyone must learn about CPR and first aid
    Reference: CPR course

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