First Class first aid and emergency preparedness requirements are about being ready to respond in an emergency situation. Scouts learn to bandage injuries and recognize the signs of a heart attack. They also learn how to respond in case of a fire or other emergency.
First Aid Troop Program Feature
In this hospital tag game, players pretend they are wounded and go to the hospital to get fixed up.
The Second Class first aid requirements are all about responding to an emergency with the appropriate first aid. Scouts learn how to handle situations from simple wounds to hurry cases. They also learn how to prevent accidents and injuries.
The Tenderfoot first aid requirements and nature requirements cover a variety of situations a Scout might encounter on a campout, especially first aid for nature related injuries. The Scout also learns how to avoid these injuries.
The focus of the First Aid troop program feature is learning to assess an emergency and practical first aid skills.
Scouts BSA working on their Tenderfoot rank need to learn about poisonous plants. Being able to identify hazardous plants will help all Scouts who are in the outdoors, so this knowledge is not just for rank advancement.