“Ahhh!! I cut myself!!” cried one of our Earth Scouts Summer Camp students suddenly while she was whittling a stick with her knife. I looked up to see her hunched over with blood dripping from her finger, her knife tossed to the ground.
Tears were streaming down her face as pain from the cut (and perhaps a bit of fright from the sight of lots of blood) sank in. I quickly got up to get a closer look. Blood was gushing from what appeared to be a deep laceration in her finger (Perhaps she had forgotten to follow our third rule of knife safety: always cut away from and off of yourself!). I grabbed my first-aid kit and got out some supplies. I rinsed the wound with clean water and had her put pressure on it. After a few minutes, the blood was still gushing. This cut was deep!Read More