First aid is a basic Scout skill. Unfortunately, with Cub Scouts, we only do a little bit of it (putting a band-aid on a small cut) and it can easily get boring. I knew I needed some assistance.
This is my first aid buddy. Yes, I made him just for Cub Scouts.
He was in fine form to start with.
Then the Cub Scouts got hold of him.
Along with triangle bandages, they gave him a crash course in extreme yoga.
The Cubs practiced a chair carry, and pole and blanket stretcher carrying. I helped him run around the room pretending his clothes were on fire and they tackled him to the ground and smothered the "fire" with blankets. They practiced throwing a rescue line to him as he pretended to be drowning. "Buddy" took it in stride, and he never complained, but at the end of the den meeting he looked very run down.
Still, he turned an otherwise boring first aid lesson into something fun.