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To be able to complete a merit badge during Pathways to Eagle the preparation work MUST be completed BEFORE and turned in at the START of the merit badge session.


Due to the shortness of the sessions, teaching is not possible. The Scout needs to have read the merit badge pamphlet BEFORE the session and be prepared for each of the requirements.


The availability of a Merit Badge session will be based on the actual availability of Merit Badge counselors on the day of the event.

First Aid   First Aid     Eagle Required

This Merit Badge requires 2 sessions to complete.

The Pathways to Eagle preparation work items for the First Aid merit badge are: 1,  5

  • Items in RED - MUST be completed before the session starts to make it possible to complete the merit badge at Pathways to Eagle. Bring proof of completion (item, written work, note, photo, etc.)
  • Items in GREEN - Can be completed before the session starts or done during merit badge session.
  • Items in BLACK - MUST be ready to demonstrate your knowledge of these requirements during the merit badge session.
Scouts are strongly encouraged to use a Merit Badge worksheet to show that they have done the preparation work for the merit badge. Download the workbook for the First Aid Merit Badge in Adobe PDF format from the U.S. Scouting Service Project website.
Scouts MUST be able to discuss any items completed as preparation works or as written work. Note: Some requirements contain items that fall into more that one category and are listed as the higher category.
NOTE: You must have to have completed all first aid requirements for the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class in order to sign up for this session.
Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
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
Define the term triage. Explain the steps necessary to assess and handle a medical emergency until help arrives.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 would or cut that is severely bleeding.
c.  Tell the dangers of using a tourniquet and the conditions under which its use is justified.
Explain when a bee sting could be life threatening and what action should be taken for prevention and for first aid.
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
Describe the signs, symptoms, and possible complications and demonstrate care for someone with a suspected injury to the head, neck, or back.
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
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.
Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor.
The requirements listed on this web site are believed to be correct.
The official requirements can be found in the current edition of
"Boy Scout Requirements Book 2024"

Download the workbook for the First Aid Merit Badge
in Adobe PDF format from, The U.S. Scouting Service Project website.

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