Not sure where to post this, but it deserves someone's attention.
Earlier this year, Boys' Life published an article on wound care. In that article, it was pointed out that using alcohol (among other "antiseptics") on a wound was discouraged. That advice is in accord with the advice of, among others, the Red Cross, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Wilderness Medical Society, all of whom feel the chemicals do more harm than good. It's not new learning. It's decades old.
The BSA Wilderness First Aid course does not specifically discourage use of alcohol, but it does not teach its use, Like the other authorities its basic advice IIRC is irrigation under some pressure with clean water.
Now we have the latest (Sept-Oct) copy of Scouting which, on p. 54, twice advises using alcohol to clean out cuts, both shallow and "deeper" ones that keep bleeding.
Another error and another example of the lack of cross-bubble communication. Left Hand, meet Right Hand. You should talk now and then,
Isn't getting it right on first aid topics a safety issue?