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'''1'''. [[Tenderfoot Rank]] First Aid Requirements:<br>
'''1'''. [[Tenderfoot Rank]] First Aid Requirements:<br>
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:'''12a'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-choking/FA00025 Mayo: Choking]
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:'''12a'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Choking|Choking]]
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:'''12b'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cuts/FA00042 Mayo: Cuts and scrapes] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-blisters/WL00008 Mayo: Blisters] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-burns/FA00022 Mayo: Burns] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/insect_bites_treatment_firstaid WebMD:Insect Bites and Stings] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-snake-bites/FA00047 Mayo: Snakebites] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-nosebleeds/HQ00105 Mayo: Nosebleeds] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/nosebleeds_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Nosebleeds] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-frostbite/FA00023 Mayo: Frostbite] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-sunburn/FA00028 Mayo: Sunburn]
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:'''12b'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Blisters - Bruises|Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Blisters - Bruises]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Burns|Burns]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Bites and Stings|Bites and Stings]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Snakebite|Snakebite]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Nosebleeds|Nosebleeds]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Hypothermia - Frostbite|Hypothermia - Frostbite]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Sunburn|Sunburn]]
'''1'''. [[Second Class Rank]] First Aid Requirements:<br>
'''1'''. [[Second Class Rank]] First Aid Requirements:<br>
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:'''6a'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-choking/FA00025 Mayo: Choking] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-severe-bleeding/FA00038 Mayo: Bleeding] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/cuts_or_lacerations_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Bleeding] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-poisoning/FA00029 Mayo: Poisoning<br>
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:'''6a'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Choking|Choking]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Bleeding|Bleeding]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Poisoning|Poisoning]]
:'''6b'''. [[First Aid Kit]] <br>
:'''6b'''. [[First Aid Kit]] <br>
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:'''6c'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid/FA00053 Mayo: Foreign object in the eye] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-animal-bites/FA00044 Mayo: Animal bites] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/puncture_wound_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Puncture Wound] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-burns/FA00022 Mayo: Burns] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/thermal_heat_or_fire_burns_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Burns] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-heat-exhaustion/FA00020 Mayo: Heat exhaustion] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-heatstroke/FA00019 Mayo: Heatstroke] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-shock/FA00056 Mayo: Shock] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/dehydration_in_adults_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Dehydration] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-hypothermia/FA00017 Mayo: Hypothermia] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/hypothermia_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Hypothermia] - [http://www.ehow.com/how_10226_treat-hyperventilation.html eHow: Hyperventilation] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/hyperventilation-treatment WebMD: Hyperventilation]
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:'''6c'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Eye Injury - Object in Eye|Eye Injury - Object in Eye]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Bites and Stings|Bites and Stings]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Puncture Wounds|Puncture Wounds]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Burns|Burns]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke|Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Shock|Shock]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Dehydration|Dehydration]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Hypothermia - Frostbite|Hypothermia - Frostbite]]
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:*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Hyperventilation|Hyperventilation]]
'''1'''. [[First Class Rank]] First Aid Requirements:<br>
'''1'''. [[First Class Rank]] First Aid Requirements:<br>
:'''8b.'''[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sprained-ankle/ds01014 Sprained Ankle] <br>
:'''8b.'''[http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sprained-ankle/ds01014 Sprained Ankle] <br>
:'''8c.''' [http://www.ehow.com/how_4529990_move-injured-person.html How to Move an Injured Person]<br>
:'''8c.''' [http://www.ehow.com/how_4529990_move-injured-person.html How to Move an Injured Person]<br>
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:'''8d.''' [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-heart-attack/FA00050 Mayo: Heart attack] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/heart_attack_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Heart Attack] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cpr/FA00061 Mayo: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/cardiopulmonary_resuscitation_cpr_treatment_firstaid WebMD: CPR] <br>
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:'''8d.''' [[First_Aid_Treatment#Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs|Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs]]
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'''2a'''. Dial 911. <br>
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'''2a'''. [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/3621_first-aid-basics-nine-one-one.htm Video: Calling 911] <br>
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'''2b'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Wikipedia: Triage] <br>
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'''2b'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Triage|Triage]]<br>
'''2c'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood-borne_disease Wikipedia: Bloodborne Pathogens]<br>
'''2c'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood-borne_disease Wikipedia: Bloodborne Pathogens]<br>
'''2d'''. [[First Aid Kit]] <br>
'''2d'''. [[First Aid Kit]] <br>
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'''3a'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-shock/FA00056 Mayo Clinic: Shock] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/shock_treatment_firstaid [http://firstaid.webmd.com/shock_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Shock] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-heart-attack/FA00050 Mayo Clinic: Heart attack] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/heart_attack_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Heart Attack] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-stroke/FA00012 Mayo Clinic: Stroke] <br>
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'''3a, 3b, 3c'''. *[[First_Aid_Treatment#Shock|Shock]]
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'''3b'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cpr/FA00061 Mayo Clinic: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)] [http://firstaid.webmd.com/cardiopulmonary_resuscitation_cpr_treatment_firstaid WebMD: CPR]<br>
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*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs|Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs]]
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'''3c'''. [http://www3.acep.org/patients.aspx?id=26022 ACEP: Automatic External Defibrillators] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/automated_external_defibrillators_aed_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Automated External Defibrillators (AED)] <br>
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*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Stroke|Stroke]]
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'''3d'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-severe-bleeding/FA00038 Mayo Clinic: Severe bleeding] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/cuts_or_lacerations_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Bleeding] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourniquet Wikipedia: Tourniquet]
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'''3d'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Bleeding|Bleeding]] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourniquet Wikipedia: Tourniquet]
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'''3e'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-insect-bites/FA00046 Mayo Clinic: Insect bites and stings] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/insect_bites_treatment_firstaid WebMD:Bites and Stings]<br>
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'''3e'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Bites and Stings|Bites and Stings]]<br>
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'''3f'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-heatstroke/FA00019 Mayo Clinic: Heatstroke] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/heat_exhaustion_and_heat_stroke_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke]<br>
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'''3f'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke|Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke]]<br>
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'''4a'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-fractures/FA00058 Mayo Clinic: Fractures (broken bones)] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/broken_arm_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Broken Bones]<br>
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'''4a'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Broken Bones - Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps|Broken Bones - Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps]]<br>
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'''4b'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-head-trauma/FA00008 Mayo Clinic: Head trauma] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/head_injury_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Head Injuries] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-spinal-injury/FA00010 Mayo Clinic: Spinal injury] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/shoulder_and_neck_pain_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Neck & Back Injuries]<br>
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'''4b'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Head, Neck, and Back Injuries|Head, Neck, and Back Injuries]]<br>
'''5'''. You can use the chart in the [[Media:First Aid.pdf|First Aid Workbook]]<br>
'''5'''. You can use the chart in the [[Media:First Aid.pdf|First Aid Workbook]]<br>
'''5a'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-hypothermia/FA00017 Mayo Clinic: Hypothermia] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/hypothermia_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Hypothermia]<br>
'''5a'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-hypothermia/FA00017 Mayo Clinic: Hypothermia] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/hypothermia_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Hypothermia]<br>
'''5b'''. [http://firstaid.webmd.com/seizures_emergencies_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Seizures]<br>
'''5b'''. [http://firstaid.webmd.com/seizures_emergencies_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Seizures]<br>
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'''5c'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-frostbite/FA00023 Mayo Clinic: Frostbite] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/frostbite_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Frostbite]<br>
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'''5c'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Hypothermia - Frostbite|Hypothermia - Frostbite]]<br>
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'''5d'''. [http://firstaid.webmd.com/dehydration_in_adults_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Dehydration]<br>
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'''5d'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Dehydration|Dehydration]]<br>
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'''5e'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-bruise/FA00039 Mayo Clinic: Bruise] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/bruises_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Bruises] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/muscle_strain_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Muscle Strain] - [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-sprain/FA00016 Mayo Clinic: Sprain] <br>
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'''5e'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Blisters - Bruises|Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Blisters - Bruises]]
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'''5f'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-burns/FA00022 Mayo Clinic: Burns] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/thermal_heat_or_fire_burns_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Burns] <br>
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*[[First_Aid_Treatment#Broken Bones - Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps|Broken Bones - Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps]]
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'''5g'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-chest-pain/FA00036 Mayo Clinic: Chest pain] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/abdominal_pain_in_adults_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Abdominal Pain]<br>
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'''5f'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Burns|Burns]]<br>
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'''5h'''. [http://firstaid.webmd.com/broken_or_knocked-out_teeth_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Broken or Knocked-out Teeth Treatment]<br>
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'''5g'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs|Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs]]<br>
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'''5i'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-tooth-loss/FA00015 Mayo Clinic: Tooth loss]
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'''5h, 5i'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Teeth Broken - Knocked Out - Toothache|Teeth Broken - Knocked Out - Toothache]]<br>
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'''5j'''. [[First_Aid_Treatment#Broken Bones - Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps|Broken Bones - Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps]]<br>
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'''5j'''. [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/muscle-cramp/ds00311 Mayo:Muscle Cramps] - [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/musclecramps.html NIH: Muscle Cramps] <br>
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'''6'''. [http://www.ehow.com/how_4529990_move-injured-person.html How to Move an Injured Person] <br>
'''6'''. [http://www.ehow.com/how_4529990_move-injured-person.html How to Move an Injured Person] <br>
'''6c'''. [http://www3.acep.org/patients.aspx?id=26022 ACEP: Automatic External Defibrillators] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/automated_external_defibrillators_aed_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Automated External Defibrillators (AED)]<br>
'''6c'''. [http://www3.acep.org/patients.aspx?id=26022 ACEP: Automatic External Defibrillators] - [http://firstaid.webmd.com/automated_external_defibrillators_aed_treatment_firstaid WebMD: Automated External Defibrillators (AED)]<br>
'''7'''. [[Communications]] Merit Badge #6 is to also teach a skill. <br>
'''7'''. [[Communications]] Merit Badge #6 is to also teach a skill. <br>
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{{First Aid Links}}
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Revision as of 15:41, April 17, 2009

First Aid Merit Badge requirement resources include the Merit Badge Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF,
lesson video links, and cross-references to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
First Aid is the most popular Merit Badge and required for Eagle Scout.
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This is the Boy Scout First Aid Merit Badge.
Venturers can work on the First Aid Ranger Award elective
Webelos Scouts can earn the Readyman Activity Badge.
The First Aid requirements were revised effective January 1, 2008.
First Aid requires prior counselor approval for requirement #6c.
First Aid merit badge
Image:First Aid.jpg
Status: Eagle-required
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 008
Requirements revision: 2008
Latest pamphlet revision: 2008

Contents


First aid — caring for injured or ill persons until they can receive professional medical care — is an important skill for every Scout. With some knowledge of first aid, a Scout can provide immediate care and help to someone who is hurt or who becomes ill. First aid can help prevent infection and serious loss of blood. It could even save a limb or a life.



First Aid requirements

  1. Satisfy your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first aid requirements for Tenderfoot rank, Second Class rank, and First Class rank.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Explain how you would obtain emergency medical assistance from your home, on a wilderness camping trip, and during an activity on open water.
    b. Explain the term triage.
    c. Explain the standard precautions as applied to bloodborne pathogens.
    d. Prepare a first aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counselor.
  3. Do the following:
    a. Explain what action you should take for someone who shows signals of shock, for someone who shows signals of a heart attack, and for someone who shows signals of stroke.
    b. Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Then demonstrate proper technique in performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor.
    c. Explain the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
    d. Show the steps that need to be taken for someone suffering from a severe cut on the leg and on the wrist. Tell the dangers in the use of a tourniquet and the conditions under which its use is justified.
    e. Explain when a bee sting could be life threatening and what action should be taken for prevention and for first aid.
    f. Explain the symptoms of heatstroke and what action needs to be taken for first aid and for prevention.
  4. Do the following:
    a. Describe the signals of a broken bone. Show first aid procedures for handling fractures (broken bones), including open (compound) fractures of the forearm, wrist, upper leg, and lower leg using improvised materials.
    b. Describe the symptoms and possible complications and demonstrate proper procedures for treating suspected injuries to the head, neck, and back. Explain what measures should be taken to reduce the possibility of further complicating these injuries.
  5. Describe the symptoms, proper first aid procedures, and possible prevention measures for the following conditions:
    a. Hypothermia
    b. Convulsions / seizures
    c. Frostbite
    d. Dehydration
    e. Bruises, strains, sprains
    f. Burns
    g. Abdominal pain
    h. Broken, chipped, or loosened tooth
    i. Knocked out tooth
    j. Muscle cramps
  6. Do TWO of the following:
    a. If a sick or injured person must be moved, tell how you would determine the best method. Demonstrate this method.
    b. With helpers under your supervision, improvise a stretcher and move a presumably unconscious person.
    c. With your counselor's approval, arrange a visit with your patrol or troop to an emergency medical facility or through an American Red Cross chapter for a demonstration of how an AED is used.
  7. Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for First Aid is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the First Aid requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
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Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  1. Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
  2. "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
  3. First Aid merit badge is on the Eagle Scout required list (requirement 3.a.).
  4. The First Aid Merit Badge requirements were updated in 2008.


Requirement resources

1. Tenderfoot Rank First Aid Requirements:

12a. Choking
12b. Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Blisters - Bruises

1. Second Class Rank First Aid Requirements:

6a. Choking
6b. First Aid Kit
6c. Eye Injury - Object in Eye

1. First Class Rank First Aid Requirements:

8b.Sprained Ankle
8c. How to Move an Injured Person
8d. Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs

2a. Video: Calling 911
2b. Triage
2c. Wikipedia: Bloodborne Pathogens
2d. First Aid Kit
3a, 3b, 3c. *Shock

3d. Bleeding - Wikipedia: Tourniquet 3e. Bites and Stings
3f. Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke
4a. Broken Bones - Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps
4b. Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
5. You can use the chart in the First Aid Workbook
5a. Mayo Clinic: Hypothermia - WebMD: Hypothermia
5b. WebMD: Seizures
5c. Hypothermia - Frostbite
5d. Dehydration
5e. Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Blisters - Bruises

5f. Burns
5g. Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs
5h, 5i. Teeth Broken - Knocked Out - Toothache
5j. Broken Bones - Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps
6. How to Move an Injured Person
6c. ACEP: Automatic External Defibrillators - WebMD: Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
7. Communications Merit Badge #6 is to also teach a skill.

Related awards

7. Communications Merit Badge #6 is to also teach a skill.

Emergency Preparedness Awards

Emergency Preparedness-related awards

See also

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Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal

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