3. Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or troop activity.
I started our weekly family home evening this week with one of the younger kids helping me unfold the flag, which we then all saluted as I led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Another little kid helped me fold it back up.
6c. Demonstrate first aid for the following:
|– Object in the eye|
|– Bite of a suspected rabid animal|
|– Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fish hook|
|– Serious burns (partial thickness, or second degree)|
|– Heat exhaustion|
|– Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation|
We went through each of these in the handbook as a family, discussing bad advice/outdated methods that we had heard in the past for first aid. We acted out the handbook’s methods and then had a quick oral quiz. This is the kind of thing that we think is fun. My family is awesome.
Lest you think that October has been fairly unproductive for me, let me assure you that progress is being made. I have dates set for camping and a service project in November. I just got a book from the library about local animal life, and a DVD is on hold about drug abuse. I’ll relate the stories of how each one goes as they come up in the next few weeks.