RESOURCES FOR OUR SCOUTS AND THEIR PARENTS:
Signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease – handout
How to properly remove a tick and what to do if bitten – valuable information/link
Tick testing kit – early detection kit for Lyme Disease bacteria- results in 5 minutes
How to apply Permethrin to your clothes – video on youtube
Permethrin: Safe for humans and has been used by the US Military for years in treating soldier’s uniforms. Encouraged to treat all clothing but especially boots, sneakers, socks, backpacks, bags, and even tents (will not compromise rain permeability). Can purchase at REI, Walmart, and on Amazon.com .
Send your clothes away to be treated by InsectShield – EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings—the expected lifetime of a garment.
Protect your yard – we are finding ticks everywhere, but you can do something about it- visit TickEncounter Resource Center
CHILDREN AND LYME
Study of children with Lyme and high rate of knee arthritis – article here
Kids and Lyme: How it Affects Their Learning – document by Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW
Children with Lyme and other tick-borne illness – link to information about getting help for your child regarding school issues
www.LymeDisease.org – national website on Lyme Disease with fantastic articles and resources
www.ILADS.org – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
www.MarylandLyme.org – Maryland-focused site on Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses
www.TickEncounter.org – the TickEncounter Resource Center (TERC) I located at the University of Rhode Island. TickEncounter is the outreach arm of a multi-pronged approach to “solving the tick problem” both locally, nationally, and around the globe.
Watch award winning documentary on Lyme Disease – free on Hulu entitled, “Under Our Skin” – extremely eye opening!
HANDOUTS FROM GIRL SCOUT BIG OUTDOORS EVENT