Scouts learn how to handle a variety of emergency situations while working on the First Aid merit badge: shock, heart attack, cuts, broken bones, hypothermia, bee stings, heatstroke, convulsions, dehydration, pains, cramps, and more. They learn to “be prepared” for many types of illnesses and injuries.
The First Aid merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout.
- Workbook and Other Printables
- First Aid Baseball Game
- Kim’s Game with Items for a Home First Aid Kit
- Fake Wounds for First Aid Demonstrations
- Hospital Tag
- First Aid for Tick Bites
- Avoiding Hypothermia During Cold Weather Activities
- Troop Program Features
- Related Achievements
- Helpful Websites
- First Aid Books
First Aid Merit Badge Requirements
Workbook and Other Printables
Be prepared for all types of first aid situations with these ideas and related achievements:
Turn some of these requirements into a game with this combination of baseball and first aid knowledge. Players advance when they answer questions correctly.
Kim’s Game is a traditional Scouting game. This variation will help youth remember what should be in their first aid kit.
Add some fake wounds to your first aid instruction for a more realistic effect.
Take a break from the instruction with a game of tag with a healthcare twist.
Learn the answers to how to treat tick bites.
Learn how to avoid and treat hypothermia.
Troop Program Features
Troop program features can be used by youth leaders to plan a month of activities around a theme. Several of them overlap with the requirements for this merit badge:
This award recognizes youth who are well prepared for any emergency situation.
The First Aid merit badge may be used to fulfill one of the requirements for the Camping segment for the National Outdoor Badges. This set recognizes youth who spend a lot of time on outdoor adventures.
Older Scouts who participate in the Venturing program may also work on the prestigious Ranger award. There is a first aid requirement for this award.