|Fort Monroe Sea Scouts|
When someone gets injured while away from immediate EMS, you need the skills to keep your patient alive. BSA requires that at least one member of every backcountry crew have basic training to handle such emergencies and make effective evacuation. This requirement includes vessels away from shore. Skills ranging from reducing dislocations, improvising tourniquets, preventing exposure, and taking command in the middle of chaos are practiced. Now that basic instruction has been given, expect every campout to have a practice drill!