Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Requirement 1: Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first-aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
Requirement 2: Explain how you would obtain emergency medical assistance from:
Requirement 2a: Your home
Requirement 2b: A remote location on a wilderness camping trip
Requirement 2c: 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.
Requirement 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.
Requirement 5: Do the following:
Requirement 5a: Prepare a first-aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counselor.
Requirement 5b: With an adult leader, inspect your troop's first-aid kit. Evaluate it for completeness. Report your findings to your counselor and Scout leader.
Requirement 6: Describe the early signs and symptoms of each of the following and explain what actions you should take:
Requirement 6b: Heart attack
Requirement 7: Do the following:
Requirement 7a: 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.
Requirement 7b: 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.
Requirement 8: Do the following:
Requirement 8a: Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is not bleeding severely.
Requirement 8b: Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is severely bleeding.
Requirement 8c: Tell the dangers in the use of a tourniquet and the conditions under which its use is justified.
Requirement 9: Explain when a bee sting could be life threatening and what action should be taken for prevention and for first aid.
Requirement 10: Describe the signs and symptoms and demonstrate the proper procedures for handling and immobilizing suspected closed and open fractures or dislocations of the
Requirement 10c: Upper leg
Requirement 10d: Lower leg
Requirement 11: Describe the signs, symptoms, and possible complications and demonstrate care for someone with a suspected injury to the head, neck, or back.
Requirement 12: Describe the symptoms, proper first-aid procedures, and possible prevention measures for the following conditions:
Requirement 12a: Anaphylaxis/allergic reactions
Requirement 12c: Sprains or strains
Requirement 12d: Hypothermia
Requirement 12e: Frostbite
Requirement 12f: Burns – first, second, and third degree
Requirement 12g: Convulsions/seizures
Requirement 12h: Dehydration
Requirement 12i: Muscle cramps
Requirement 12j: Heat exhaustion
Requirement 12k: Heat stroke
Requirement 12l: Abdominal pain
Requirement 12m: Broken, chipped, or loosened tooth
Requirement 13: Do the following:
Requirement 13a: Describe the conditions under which an injured person should be moved.
Requirement 13b: If a sick or an injured person must be moved, tell how you would determine the best method. Demonstrate this method.
Requirement 13c: With helpers under your supervision, improvise a stretcher and move a presumably unconscious person.
Requirement 14: Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor.