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by Ernest Thompson Seton

(The following coups are to be all according to the standards of the American Red Cross.)

Describe in detail the treatments for the bite of a poisonous snake, dog, or any other animal with septic possibilities, and for a severe hemorrhage, and apply correctly a tourniquet to an arm or a leg, for coup. Grand coup for the successful treatment of an actual case of either.

Demonstrate the treatment for 3 varieties of fracture, and apply a good bandage to each of 5 different parts of the body, for coup.

Demonstrate treatment for 6 varieties of fracture, and apply good bandages to 10 different parts of the body, for grand coup.

Pass the Red Cross or other standard Life Saving Test for life saving in the water, for coup. For an actual rescue, even though the victim die after or during the rescue, grand coup.

Make a sweat lodge and use it properly for 3 times a week (in 2 of which it may be used by another person), for coup. Run a sweat lodge successfully for a month, giving at least 12 treatments, for grand coup.

Make and run for 7 days a flyless and practically odorless latrine, for coup; 30 days for grand coup.

Demonstrate the Schaefer method of resuscitation from drowning and describe in detail the whole treatment of a drowned person from the time of taking from the water until he can be left alone, for coup. In addition, describe in detail first aid. treatment for 8 of the following: Sunburn, sunstroke, chill from exposure, colic, diarrhea, toothache, earache, poison ivy, insect bites, hiccough, eating poisonous plants, burns or scalds, nose bleed, bruises, sprains, foreign bodies in the eye, for grand coup.

Throwing Life Buoy. For those under 18: To throw it 40 feet within 10 feet of the mark, for coup. To throw it 45 feet within 5 feet of the mark for grand coup. In each case, 3 times out of 5.

For those over 18: To throw it 55 feet within 10 feet of the mark, for coup. To throw it 60 feet within 5 feet of the mark, for grand coup. In each case, 3 times out of 5.

Soldiers' war medals, a grand coup each.

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