Story by Patrick Wells
Campers began arriving on the 23rd of March to BSA Camp Snyder. There was a total of about 60 campers including adults and youth.
The goal of the Camporee was to give the scouters a chance to learn about mass casualty triaging and treatment. We were fortunate to have some of Prince William Counties experts provide the training.
Training included: Incident Command systems, How to triage, and first aid including treating burns, transporting of the injured, cardio pulmonary resuscitation and open wound care with tourniquets.
Scouts were given a short primer on how to be good victims in preparation for the afternoon events.
Two mock mass casualty events were conducted. Scouts were judged on their use of the morning training and leadership uses of the incident command system.
The night ended with a cooking contest and message from President Price on the importance of the scouting as it helps with missionary preparation and priesthood efforts.