The First Aid badge is one of seven legacy badges that have been a part of Girl Scouting for decades. Girls Scouts from Brownies to Ambassadors can earn this badge and here are some ideas and resources to help.
Student volunteers at Tufts University run the Tufts Emergency Medical Service (TEMS), which provides emergency medical care to students, faculty, staff, and visitors on the Medford Campus. The students are Massachusetts-certified emergency medical technicians and they respond to more than 400 requests for aid each year. The TEMS students have let Medford Girl Scouts know that they would be happy to come out to help local girl scout troops learn specific first aid skills and more about how to handle emergency situations. You can reach the TEMS coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a troop leader or volunteer, another way to help individual Girl Scouts and/or a troop earn the First Aid badge is to become CPR/First Aid certified and lead some of the steps yourself. Click here to search for upcoming GSEM Medic First Aid and CPR trainings. Steps you will be able to lead if you become certified include:
- Brownies: Step 1) Find out how to get help from 911; and Step 3) Make a first aid kit.
- Juniors: Step 1) Learn the first steps in an emergency (check, call, and care); and Step 3) Make a portable first aid kit.
- Cadettes: Step 2) Know how to use everything in a first aid kit; and Step 3) How to recognize the treat shock
- Seniors: Step 2) Know how to help someone with a head or neck injury; and Step 3) Learn how to use everyday objects to make splints.