First Aid

This Merit Badge is Required to earn the Eagle Scout Rank

You can find a list of counselers for this merit badge on the following page: First Aid Counselor List

First Aid Merit Badge Patch
1.
Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first-aidrequirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
2.
Explain how you would obtain emergency medical assistance from:
(a)
Your home
(b)
A remote location on a wilderness camping trip
(c)
An activity on open water
3.
Define the term triage. Explain the steps necessary to assess and handle a medical emergency until help arrives.
4.
Explain the universal precautions as applied to the transmission of infections. Discuss the ways you should protect yourself and the victim while administering first aid.
5.
Do the following:
(a)
Prepare a first-aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents withyour counselor.
(b)
With an adult leader, inspect your troop’s first-aid kit. Evaluate it forcompleteness. Report your findings to your counselor and Scout leader.
6.
Describe the early signs and symptoms of each of the following and explain what actions you should take:
(a)
Shock
(b)
Heart attack
(c)
Stroke
7.
Do the following:
(a)
Describe the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Then demonstrate proper CPR technique using a training device approved by your counselor.
(b)
Explain the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Identify the location of the AED at your school, place of worship, and troop meeting place, if one is present.
8.
Do the following:
(a)
Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large openwound or cut that is not bleeding severely.
(b)
Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large openwound or cut that is severely bleeding.
(c)
Tell the dangers in the use of a tourniquet and the conditions under whichits use is justified.
9.
Explain when a bee sting could be life threatening and what action should be taken for prevention and for first aid.
10.
Describe the signs and symptoms and demonstrate the proper procedures for handling and immobilizing suspected closed and open fractures or dislocations of the
(a)
Forearm
(b)
Wrist
(c)
Upper leg
(d)
Lower leg
(e)
Ankle
11.
Describe the signs, symptoms, and possible complications and demonstrate care for someone with a suspected injury to the head, neck, or back.
12.
Describe the symptoms, proper first-aid procedures, and possible prevention measures for the following conditions:
(a)
Anaphylaxis/allergic reactions
(b)
Bruises
(c)
Sprains or strains
(d)
Hypothermia
(e)
Frostbite
(f)
Burns – first, second, and third degree
(g)
Convulsions/seizures
(h)
Dehydration
(i)
Muscle cramps
(j)
Heat exhaustion
(k)
Heat stroke
(l)
Abdominal pain
(m)
Broken, chipped, or loosened tooth
13.
Do the following:
(a)
Describe the conditions under which an injured person should be moved.
(b)
If a sick or an injured person must be moved, tell how you would determine the best method. Demonstrate this method.
(c)
With helpers under your supervision, improvise a stretcher and move a presumably unconscious person.
14.
Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor.

Current requirements are available at First Aid Merit Badge Requirements

Eagle RequirementYes
CategoryPublic Service
Requirements Date2019
Current Pamphlet Number35897
Current Pamphlet SKU620609
Current Pamphlet Copyright Date2015
Additional FormatsKindle & Digital
BSA Requirement Date2015
BSA Requirement PDFFirst Aid Merit Badge Requirements