The American Association of Poison Control Centers would like to offer its new poster on snake bite safety to Scouts and Scouters free of charge. A proof of the poster can be found here. The poster features information about what to do, and what not to do, in the event of a snake bite as well as information on how to identify venomous snakes. It also features a map of the United States that shows where venomous snakes live and information about the poison help line.
The poster is 18 inches by 24 inches in size. If you would like to order posters, please email [email protected] with the number of posters you would like and your mailing information.
In the spirit of KNOW risk vs. NO risk, we can all take a tip from the Boy Scout Handbook: “Being able to identify venomous snakes is a good first step toward staying safe where they live. If you leave snakes alone, they are likely to avoid you, too. Use a hiking stick to poke among stones and brush ahead of you when you walk through areas where snakes are common. Be careful where you put your hands as you collect firewood or climb over rocks and logs.”