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Below you will find the latest news from Troop 14G

Towpath Klondike 2022 Final Results

Congratulations to Troop 0028 Patrol #1. Our over all winner of the Towpath 2022 Klondike.

My apologies for not being able to update the Leader Board yesterday. We were in an all metal building and my hot spot was not connecting. (Lesson for next year).

Towpath District will host again next year the same weekend (Last Weekend in Jan) Next year that is Jan 27-29 2023. Set date on your calendar. I will have an on line anonymous opinion form shortly if you want you can also leave public comments to this post

Great job all the scouts who came out. We can not host such an event without adult help. If you wanted to assist as judge or on the planning committee next year let me know kkerr@troop5014.org. Below are some quick stats from the weekend

  • 9 Troops
  • 13 Patrols
  • 9 events
  • 76 scouts
  • 29 leaders
  • low temp Fri night 7 Deg
  • low temp Sat night 2 Deg

Power Up Campout

A great time was had at the power up camp out. Despite rain all week end Scouts worked on rank advancement, made their own fire starters, did Dutch Oven Cooking, earned their Firemen’s Chit, and completed their Cyber Chit. All said it was a very productive outing at Camp Kerr.

Troop 14 Teaches at Welbelos Woods

At the anual Welbelos Woods at Camp Sam Wood members of Troop 14 tought the Build a Better Natrion program to cubs from 8 different packs.

Build a Better Nation teaches topics in citizenship, flag history, rule of law, flag ceremonies, and flag folding. This is the second year troop 14 taught that section of the program at camp Sam Wood.

Summer at Camp Dittmer

Even though Resident scout camp was cancelled agin this year at Camp Dittmer, Troop 14 patricipated in all three Merit Badge Weekends. A total of 5 different scouts warned 28 different Merit Badges. Hopwfully there will be a normal camp season in 2022.

Sam Wood 5 Mile Hike

May 28-29 2020. Great Job completing a 5 mile hike along the Finger lake Trail sectiojn by Camp Sam Wood. Friday was very wet and it rained all day. Luckley we had the lean-toos and stauyed dry as best we could

Saturday the weather was better and we got a 5 mile hkke ing as an introduction to the Hiking Merit Badge.

Welcome to out newest scouts, the weather was not optimal buy they stuck it out and did their best. Thanks to the senior scouts for helping them and sharing gear when needed.

Search & Rescue Camporee

Thanks to all that made the Search & Rescue Camporee such a success. And thanks to all the scouts that followed the COVID restrictions.

And to Mercy Flight for the ground crew training and flying in a helicopter. I’ll have more post camporee pictures, info and videos here shortly,

Winter Camp Out

Several scouts from 5014 bared the cold and hd a great time at our winter campout at Camp Kerr.

Medical Merit Badge Information

Below is the schedule for the Medical Merit Badge. Note there is work that needs to be done BEFORE the on line meeting Sat nights.

BEFORE 02/06/2021 6:30 PM-7:30 meeting

  1. Look up and describe the role of a health care professional field that you are interested in, choosing from the options listed in Requirement #4a.
    1. We will cover the remaining professions not chosen during the class time.

During 02/06/2021 6:30 PM-7:30 meeting

  1. Lead the scouts through Requirement #2.
  2. Lead the scouts through Requirement #3.
  3. For next week, each scout will look up one person from Requirement #1.

During 02/13/2021 6:30 PM-7:30 meeting

  1. Each scout will discuss the person he/she selected from Requirement #1.
  2. Lead the scouts through Requirement #5a and #5b.
  3. Lead the scouts through Requirement #4b.
  4. For next week, each scout will look up 3 specialties from Requirement #6a and describe any certifications needed for each specialty chosen to fulfill Requirement #6b.

During 02/20/2021 6:30 PM-7:30 meeting

January, 2018

Requirements for the Medicine merit badge:

January, 2018
Requirements for the Medicine merit badge:

  1. Discuss with your counselor the influence that EIGHT of the following people had on the history of health care:
    a. Hippocrates
    b. William Harvey
    c. Antoine van Leeuwenhoek
    d. Edward Jenner
    e. Florence Nightingale
    f. Louis Pasteur
    g. Gregor Mendel
    h. Joseph Lister
    i. Robert Koch
    j. Daniel Hale Williams
    k. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
    l. Marie and Pierre Curie
    m. Walter Reed
    n. Karl Landsteiner
    o. Alexander Fleming
    p. Charles Richard Drew
    q. Jonas Salk
    r. James Watson and Francis Crick
  2. Explain the Hippocratic Oath to your counselor, and compare the original version to a more modern one. Discuss to whom those subscribing to the original version of the oath owe the greatest allegiance.
  3. Discuss the health care provider-patient relationship with your counselor, and the importance of such a relationship in the delivery of quality care to the patient. Describe the role of confidentiality in this relationship.
  4. Do the following:
    a. Describe the roles the following people play in the delivery of health care:
    1. Allopathic Physician(M.D.) and Osteopathic physician(D.O.)
    2. Chiropractor(D.C.)
    3. Emergency medical technician
    4. Licensed vocational/practical nurse
    5. Medical assistant
    6. Medical laboratory technologist
    7. Nurse-midwife
    8. Nurse practitioner
    9. Occupational therapist
    10. Optometrist
    11. Pharmacist
    12. Physical therapist
    13. Physician assistant
    14. Podiatrist
    15. Psychologist
    16. Radiologic technologist
    17. Registered nurse
    18. Respiratory therapist
  5. Describe the educational and licensing requirements to practice health care in your state for FIVE of the professions in requirement 4a. (Not all professions may exist in your state.)
    a. Tell what is meant by the term “primary care” with regard to a medical specialty.
    b. Briefly describe the types of work done by physicians in the following specialties:
    1. Internal medicine (a “primary care” specialty)
    2. Family practice (a “primary care” specialty)
    3. Obstetrics/gynecology (a “primary care” specialty)
    4. Pediatrics (a “primary care” specialty)
    5. Psychiatry
    6. Surgery
    c. Describe the additional educational requirements for those specialties.

  6. a. Briefly describe the types of work performed by physicians in FIVE of the following specialties or subspecialties:
    1. Allergy/immunology
    2. Anesthesiology
    3. Cardiology
    4. Colorectal surgery
    5. Critical care medicine (intensive care medicine)
    6. Dermatology
    7. Emergency medicine
    8. Endocrinology
    9. Gastroenterology
    10. Geriatric medicine
    11. Hematology/oncology
    12. Hospitalist
    13. Infectious disease
    14. Nephrology
    15. Neuro surgery
    16. Neurology
    17. Nuclear medicine
    18. Ophthalmology
    19. Orthopedic surgery
    20. Otolaryngology/head and neck surgery
    21. Pathology
    22. Physical medicine and rehabilitation/sports medicine
    23. Plastic, reconstructive, and maxillofacial surgery
    24. Preventive medicine
    25. Pulmonology
    26. Radiology
    27. Rheumatology
    28. Thoracic/cardiothoracic surgery
    29. Urology
    30. Vascular surgery
    b. Describe the additional educational requirements for the five specialties or subspecialties you chose in 6a.
  7. a. Visit a physician’s office, preferably one who delivers “primary care.” (This may be that of your counselor.) Discuss the components of a medical history and physical examination (an official BSA health form may be used to guide this discussion), and become familiar with the instruments used.
    If this cannot be arranged, demonstrate to your counselor that you understand the components of a medical history and physical, and discuss the instruments involved.
    b. Describe the characteristics of a good diagnostic test to screen for disease (eg, routine blood pressure measurement). Explain briefly why diagnostic tests are not perfect.
    c. Show how to take a blood pressure reading and a pulse reading.
  8. Do the following:
    a. Discuss the roles medical societies, the insurance industry, and the government play in influencing the practice of medicine in the United States.
    b. Briefly tell how your state monitors the quality of health care within its borders, and how it provides care to those who do not have health insurance.
  9. Compare and discuss with your counselor at least two types of health care delivery systems used throughout the world.
  10. Serve as a volunteer at a health-related event or facility in your community (eg, blood drive, “health fair”, blood pressure screening, etc) approved by your counselor.

Flag Retirement

Scouts from Troop 5014 assisted Troop 4 and Pack 4 with a Flag Retirement at Cold Springs Cemetery. They assisted the American legion remove unserviceable flags from the graves of veterans and respectfully retire the flags.

Scouting For Food

Scouts from troop 5014 along with scouts from Troop 4 Collected donations of non perishable food at St. Johns and All Saints Churches. All Colle cted food wa sdonated to the All Saints St. Vincent DePaul Food pantry. Thank you for your donations.