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September 12, 2016 at 10:02 am #56956
Our Wolfs & Bears are working on the requirements for the Emergency Preparedness Award. How does one “join” a safe kids program. I went to the McGruff.org site – and you can purchase kits & have the boys play the online games, but I did not see how one “joins” McGruff. As far as I can tell, once you purchase the kit & do the activities, it remains with the parent – the child does not “join” McGruff. We can get the fingerprint kits for free from our local Police Community Relations office.
October 6, 2016 at 6:58 am #57856
I called the Polly Klass foundation and they sent me the kits for a small donation. It is a DNA test that you keep the sample in your freezer in case the unthinkable happens. “Join” is a very subjective word. As long as the families participate I think that is fine…The Local police department or fine department may have something as well. As I recall, McGruff is fine but pricey
October 23, 2016 at 6:36 pm #58262
What “nationally recognized first-aid course geared toward children” did you use? I couldn’t find anything on the Red Cross “FACT” in my area.
November 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm #78177
Jason, I am our tiger den leader and faced with the same challenge: find a nationally recognized first aid course geared toward children. Wondering what you ended up doing for this. Thanks for any advice!
We are in Joliet IL, southwest of Chicago.
November 29, 2017 at 3:07 pm #78462
Anxiously awaiting the first aid course answer as well.