Trauma Center

Safety Wise Patch Program

Program age level: Daisy (Grades K-1);  Brownie (Grades 2-3)

Purpose: To equip Girl Scouts with information about preventing accidental injuries.

Next scheduled session: See schedule below

Each session is limited to a maximum of 15 participants and must have a minimum of 7 participants.

Requirements: Complete each of the five activities listed below.

About this Program

The Aspirus Trauma Program, Safe Kids Wausau Area, and the Aspirus Children’s Safety Center, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, offers Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn about preventing accidental injury by utilizing safety devices and by being informed about safe choices.

This program allows troops to work with the Safe Kids Wausau Area and earn the Safety Wise patch.  

How to Participate

This program will be offered quarterly and on an ongoing basis. To inquire about specific program components, please call the Aspirus Safe Kids Coordinator at 715.847.2864.  You also may register for an upcoming session by calling the Aspirus Information Center at 715.847.2380 or toll free at 800.847.4707

The program contains activities that will be completed both as groups and individually. 

Each troop leader will receive an informational letter and forms packet upon registration. 

Each participant will be charged a program fee of $7.  Fees may be paid through the Aspirus Information Center with a credit card at the time of registration or the evening of the event by a check made payable to Safe Kids Wausau Area.

Program dates

  • January 27, 2014
  • March 6, 2014
  • April 21, 2014
  • September 29, 2014
  • November 24, 2014

All are from 5-7pm at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Program Activities

You must complete all five components of the program to earn your Safety Wise patch. 

1. Children Act Fast, so do Poisons
The girls will take part in various games to teach them about the dangers of everyday poisons and medications found in the home. This activity is completed at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

2. Riding safely in the car
Each girl will have the opportunity to test out which type of child restraint is safest for her to be sitting in for her age. This activity is completed at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

3. Helmet safety
See how our Egg Helmet does during his safe and unsafe bike rides. You will learn how to properly fit a helmet and what different types of safety helmets are used for. This activity is completed at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

4. Fire Safety
See you learning pack for handouts for this activity.

  • With your family draw and practice a fire escape route. Plan a meeting area outside of your house.
  • Count how many smoke alarms are in your house. Make sure you have a smoke alarm on every level and in every bedroom.

  • With an adult test your smoke alarms each month. Make a smoke alarm checklist chart and keep it on the refrigerator and check off each month when you test the smoke alarm. Change your smoke alarm batteries once a year.

5. Stay safe at home
Complete a home safety checklist.  See your learning pack for handouts for this activity.

  • Make sure your water heater is set at 120 degrees or lower to prevent scalds.

  • If you have younger siblings in the home, make sure cabinet locks are installed on medicine cabinets and cabinets where cleaning products are kept.

  • Have an adult install gun locks on any guns that are kept in the home.

  • Install at least one carbon monoxide alarm in your home. Keep it close to your sleeping areas.