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10 years old, 5th grader Tenderfoot Scout saves a classmate choking by quickly using Heimlich maneuver. Check out the video. Well done. http://www.khou.com/news/boy-scout-saves-classmates-life-in-the-cafeteria/499874098 Scout Salute.
There was some discussion in another thread about portable AEDs only 2.5 pounds in weight. However, I'm not sure if that includes a dry blanket or other nonconducting insulation. (Lots of places around here would require some distance to "clear".) Of course backpackers tend to be miserly in with weight. So, chances are it won't be carried unless the group is large enough for load balancing. Furthermore, making sure that the person with that component of the first aid kit is near the person who will need it is a non-trivial challenge. Secondly, maintenance and recertification procedures nee
Two (presumably) uniformed scouts were returning home from a troop meeting when they witnessed a pedestrian being hit by a car. They immediately responded to help the victim. Another adult also stopped to help, stating that he was an EMT. According to this article, the scouts asked the non-uniformed EMT to produce an ID! Coincidentally, one of the scouts had completed a first-aid training session earlier at that troop meeting and said his instincts took over. "I just wanted to help her as much as I could until more help arrived," the 12-year-old said. "Our first-aid instructor was really