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First Aid Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the current Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the First Aid Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the First Aid merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

https://scoutmasterbucky.com/merit-badges/first-aid/

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first-aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
Completed
Requirement 2: Explain how you would obtain emergency medical assistance from:
Requirement 2 a: Your home
Requirement 2 b: A remote location on a wilderness camping trip
Requirement 2 c: An activity on open water

Requirement 3: Define the term triage. Explain the steps necessary to assess and handle a medical emergency until help arrives.

Define triage
Steps necessary to assess and handle a medical emergency
Requirement 4: Explain the standard precautions as applied to the transmission of infections. Discuss the ways you should protect yourself and the victim while administering first aid.
Standard precautions as applied to the transmission of infections
Ways you should protect yourself and the victim while administering first aid
Requirement 5: Do the following:
Requirement 5 a: Prepare a first-aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counselor.
Prepared a first-aid kit for your home
Requirement 5 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.
Inspected your troop's first-aid kit and evaluated it for completeness
Requirement 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
Requirement 7: Do the following:
Requirement 7 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.
Conditions that must exist
Demonstrated proper CPR technique
Requirement 7 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.
The use of an automated external defibrillator
Identified location of AED at your school, if one is present
Identified location of AED at your place of worship, if one is present
Identified location of AED at your troop meeting place, if one is present
Requirement 8: Do the following:
Requirement 8 a: Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is not bleeding severely.
Completed
Requirement 8 b: Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is severely bleeding.
Completed
Requirement 8 c: Explain when it is appropriate and not appropriate to use a tourniquet. List some of the benefits and dangers of the use of a tourniquet.
When it is appropriate and not appropriate to use a tourniquet
Benefits and dangers of the use of a tourniquet
Requirement 8 d: Describe the proper application of a tourniquet.
Requirement 9: Explain when a bee sting could be life threatening and what action should be taken for prevention and for first aid.
When a bee sting could be life threatening
What actions should be taken for prevention
What actions should be taken for first aid
Requirement 10: Do the following:
Requirement 10 a: Describe the signs and symptoms of an open or closed fracture or dislocation.
Requirement 10 b: Explain what measures should be taken to reduce the likelihood of further complications of fractures and dislocations.
Requirement 11: Demonstrate the proper procedures for handling and immobilizing suspected closed or open fractures or dislocations of the
a. Forearm
b. Wrist
c. Hand and fingers
Upper leg
Lower leg
Ankle
Requirement 12: Describe the signs and symptoms, proper first-aid procedures, and possible prevention measures for the following conditions:
Requirement 12 a: Anaphylaxis/allergic reactions
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 b: Asthma attack
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 c: Bruises
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 d: Sprains or strains
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 e: Hypothermia
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 f: Frostbite
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 g: Burns—first, second, and third degree
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 h: Concussion
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 i: Convulsions/seizures
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 j: Someone who is unconscious
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 k: Dehydration
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 l: Muscle cramps
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 m: Heat exhaustion
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 n: Heat stroke
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 o: Abdominal pain
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 12 p: Broken, chipped, or loosened tooth
Signs and symptoms
Proper first-aid procedures
Possible prevention measures
Requirement 13: Do the following:
Requirement 13 a: Describe the conditions under which an injured person should be moved.
Requirement 13 b: If a sick or an injured person must be moved, tell how you would determine the best method. Demonstrate this method.
Demonstrated this method
Requirement 13 c: With helpers under your supervision, improvise a stretcher and move a presumably unconscious person.
Completed
Requirement 14: Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor.
Completed