Camping For Boys eBook

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(c) A coat with the two sleeves turned inside out; pass two poles through the sleeves, button the coat over them. (See illustration.) Patient sits on coat and rests against the back of the first bearer.

(d) Two poles passed through a couple of bags, through holes at bottom corners of each.

[Illustration:  Coat Stretcher]

Carry a patient by walking out of step, and take short paces, about 18 inches apart.  Usually carry the patient feet first, but in going up hill the position is reversed, and the patient is carried head first.

[Illustration:  Life Saving Patrol]

The following illustrations explain the process of carrying a patient without a stretcher: 

[Illustration:  Three and four handed carry.]


Learn to Swim

Every summer records its hundreds of drowning accidents, many of which might have been prevented if methods of rescue had been generally taught.  No boy should be permitted to enter a boat, particularly a canoe, until he has learned to swim.  The movement to teach swimming to every boy and young man in North America who does not know how to swim is both commendable and practical.  The text-book used largely is “At Home in the Water,” by George H. Corsan, issued by the publishers of this book.

Button Awards

Summer camps provide a special opportunity for giving such instruction.  To each individual who is actually taught to swim in camp a silver-oxidized button is given by the Association’s International Committee, 124 East 28th St., New York, provided the test is made under the supervision of a committee of three men.  Those who teach others to swim receive a gold oxidized leader’s button.  Write to the Physical Department at the above address for information.

[Illustration:  Award Button]

U. S. V. Life Saving Corps

An Auxiliary Division of the U. S. Volunteer Life Saving Corps should be established to patrol the water during swimming periods.  Any camper may qualify for membership by taking the following examinations:  the boy to receive not less than 6 points in 10 point subjects, and not less than 3 points on 5 point subjects, with a total of 75 points.  Those receiving less than 75 points may become members of auxiliary crews.

[Illustration:  Award Button]

How to qualify. 1 Swimming not less than 100 yards and 25 yards on back. 10 points 2 Diving, plunging, floating, fetching. 10 points 3 Rescue drill on land and water. 10 points 4 Release drill on land and in water. 10 points 5 Resuscitation. 10 points 6 Names of parts of a row boat. 5 points 7 Rowing and boat handling. 10 points 8 Use of life saving appliances. 10 points 9 First aid work and remedies. 10 points
10 Written examination on work in water. 5 points
11 Written examination on work in boats. 5 points
12 Written examination on work on land. 5 points

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