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First Aid - In-Person Class Notes

Please arrive with ample time prior to the start time of your class for registration. Remember, there will be others checking in as well that registration may take a little time, depending on the size of the class and the event held in conjunction with the class.

Your Scout uniform is required to be worn when attending this merit badge session. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Brian Reiners (Scoutmater Bucky) via email at scoutmasterbucky@yahoo.com or on the phone at 612-483-0665.

Reviewing the merit badge pamphlet PRIOR to attending and doing preparation work will ensure that Scouts get the most out of these class opportunities. The merit badge pamphlet is a wealth of information that can make earning a merit badge a lot easier. It contains many of the answers and solutions needed or can at least provide direction as to where one can find the answers.

It is NOT acceptable to come unprepared to a Scoutmaster Bucky event. You can (and should) use the Scoutmaster Bucky First Aid Merit Badge Workbook to help get a head start and organize your preparation work. Please note that the use of any workbook is merely for note taking and reference. Completion of any merit badge workbook does not warrant, guarantee, or confirm a Scout's completion of any merit badge requirements.

It should be noted that this merit badge class is not meant for those who just want to come and see what they can get done. It is possible to complete this merit badge by being properly prepared and having done the preparation work prior to the class. Preparation is a MUST! If you are not willing to participate to these expectations and standards, perhaps the Scoutmaster Bucky opportunity is not for you.

Things to remember to bring for this merit badge class:

  • Merit badge blue card properly filled out and signed off by your Scoutmaster
  • First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Scout uniform
  • Supporting documentation or project work pertinent to the First Aid merit badge, which may also include a merit badge workbook for reference with notes
  • A positive Scouting focus and attitude

Please read and understand the Scoutmaster Bucky Blue Card Process.

First Aid - Online Class Notes

Please arrive with ample time prior to the start time of your class to ensure your connection to the online session is working properly. Ask people in your household to refrain from unnecessary internet usage, including but not limited to: streaming videos, online gaming, and other heavy bandwidth usage.

You will receive a link 12 to 24 hours before the class start time. Notification will come through the email address provided during the registration process, so please make sure you enter your email correctly.

Your Scout Uniform is required to be worn when attending this Online Merit Badge session. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Brian Reiners; Scoutmaster Bucky via email at scoutmasterbucky@yahoo.com or on the phone at 612-483-0665.

Reviewing the Merit Badge Pamphlet PRIOR to attending and doing preparation work will insure that Scouts get the most out of these online class opportunities. The Merit Badge Pamphlet is a wealth of information that can make earning a Merit Badge a lot easier. It contains many of the answers and solutions needed or can at least provide direction as to where one can find the answers.

It is NOT acceptable to come unprepared to a Scoutmaster Bucky event. You can (and should) use the Scoutmaster Bucky American Business Merit Badge Workbook to help get a head start and organize your preparation work. Please note that the use of any workbook is merely for note taking and reference. Completion of any Merit Badge Workbook does not warrant, guarantee, or confirm a Scouts completion of any merit badge requirement(s). You can download the Scoutmaster Bucky First Aid Merit Badge Workbook for taking notes to help you prepare.

It should be noted that this Merit Badge class is not meant for those who just want to come and see what they can get done. It is possible to complete this Merit Badge by being properly prepared and having done the preparation work prior to the class. Preparation is a MUST! If you are not willing to participate to these expectations and standards, perhaps the Scoutmaster Bucky opportunity is not for you.

First Aid Merit Badge
2020 Scouts BSA Requirements

Please make sure you read the top portion of this page for general participation expectations in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge class.

Pay careful attention to the action verbs within the requirements. An example to note:

"Tell", "explain", "describe", and "discuss" are commonly used and will require the Scout to perform these actions during the class. When these action verbs are a part of any requirement, Scouts are expected to be prepared to share. Reading responses is not acceptable since it does not fulfill the requirement of showing the Scout's knowledge and understanding.

1.

Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first-aid requirements 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 with your counselor.

(b)

With an adult leader, inspect your troop's first-aid kit. Evaluate it for completeness. 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 open wound or cut that is not bleeding severely.

(b)

Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is severely bleeding.

(c)

Tell the dangers in the use of a tourniquet and the conditions under which its 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.