First aid

First Aid Demonstration for Cuts

When you are doing first aid instruction, it is best to demonstrate it as much as possible. Here is a way they showed us at a Pow Wow a few years ago. I did this with my previous Webelos den and they really enjoyed it.

Their favorite part was putting on the latex gloves. Then when they were finished they blew them all up like balloons.

First Aid Demonstration for Cuts

This demonstration helps Scouts understand basic first aid for cuts

• Red marker
• Antiseptic
• Band-Aids
• Small latex gloves
• Gauze pads
• Tape


1. Give each Scout a small “cut” with the marker – just a quarter inch or so.
2. Have them wash the cut with soap and water and apply the antiseptic.
3. Then have them put a band-aid on the cut.
4. Next give them a larger “cut” with the marker – about an inch.
5. For this “cut”, they will bandage each other, so have them put the gloves on.
6. Show them how to apply pressure and have them practice this on each other.
7. Let them cover each other’s cuts with a gauze pad and secure it with tape.
8. You can also show them how to use a neckerchief to secure the pad.

6 Responses to First Aid Demonstration for Cuts

  1. sharla September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM #

    I love your site!!! thanks for your AWESOME ideas!!!

  2. Malinda December 14, 2010 at 2:22 PM #

    Thank you! So helpful!

  3. jotin August 26, 2013 at 5:19 AM #

    Thanks for the tips! Very helpful!

  4. Jenny January 20, 2014 at 7:03 PM #

    Just wanted to say thanks for everything on this site! I’ve used lots of things with my wolves and with my brownie girl scouts. The cubs ran screaming from me when I said I was going to give them cuts to bandage. 🙂

  5. Kristen October 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM #

    I used Zombie tattoo kits with fake blood (about $2 around Halloween at Walmart) to make very realistic “wounds” for my Cub Scouts to practice bandaging. They loved it!

  6. Scouter Jim January 6, 2015 at 11:48 AM #

    Great idea, I also made a simple First Aid Kit using small plastic paint bottles (I bought mine @ Hobby Lobby $2.49 for 6) or Film containers. Used Avery labels with First Aid written on it.

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