Philipstown Cub Scout Pack 137 Offers Emergency Kits

In keeping with the Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” Pack 137 is offering a wide variety of first-aid kits as a healthy and responsible way to raise funds for the Cub Scouting program in Philipstown while also promoting safety and emergency preparedness in our community. They will be selling the kits this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m at the foot of Main Street in Cold Spring, near the Chamber of Commerce information booth.

A first-aid kit is essential for every home and motor vehicle. The contents provide the necessities for treatment of common injuries, bumps, scrapes, bruises and insect stings. For more serious situations, a first-aid kit can provide critical resources for administering basic first aid to an injured person while waiting for first responders to arrive and provide proper medical assistance.

The kits range in price from $10 to $25 and come in a variety of styles and purposes, including standard kits for the home and specialized “zip bags” with essential materials to keep in a car, sports bag or backpack when heading out for a hike on one of Philipstown’s beautiful trails.

The Cub Scout program is for boys in first through fifth grades. In addition to preparing boys to become Boy Scouts, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, developing a spirit of community service and, most of all, having fun participating in a wide array of activities that range from camping and fishing to building cars and racing them in the annual Pinewood Derby!

As part of preparation for the Readyman activity badge, our Philipstown Cub Scouts are gradually introduced to a variety of first-aid basics, beginning with treating minor cuts and scratches as Wolf Scouts and culminating in learning first-response treatment for “hurry cases,” such as serious bleeding or stopped breathing as Webelos Scouts.

The scouts will sell their first-aid kits again on Sunday, Nov. 11, location and times to be announced later.

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