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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - First Aid

"As laid down in 'Scouting for Boys'.  How to deal with accidents".

1914 (April) Girl Guides' Gazette - Ambulance Badge


A Guide must know:

The position of seam arteries, principal bones and organs, but not by their Latin names.

How to diagnose fractures.

How to stop bleeding from arteries and veins.

How to improvise splints and padding of splints.

How to bind fractured limbs (selected) and head, and tie reef knots.

How to improvise stretcher.

How to use triangular bandage.

How to treat persons in two of the following accidents: Choking, burns, poison, grit in the eye, concussion, sprains, bruises.

The simple laws of health, sanitation, and ventilation.

How to treat fits.

How to improvise poultices (i.e. bread, bran, oatmeal, onions).

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Ambulance Badge

Know names and positions of principal bones.
Diagnose fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, and know method of treatment.
Improvise splints, and padding of splints.
Bind fractured limb; understand circulation of the blood.  Show position of seam arteries.
Know difference between arterial, venous, and capillary bleeding, and methods of treatment.
Know how to treat any of the following: choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, stings, blisters, grit in eye.
Know signs and treatment of any of the following: Fainting, concussion, hysteria, convulsions, and poison.
Improvise stretcher; and know stretcher drill for six bearers.
Know ways of carrying an injured person if alone or with one other helper.
Use of triangular bandage.

1921 POR - Ambulance Badge


Must know the names and positions of principal bones.

Diagnose fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, and now method of treatment.

Improvise splints and the padding of splints.  Bind fractured limb.  Show position of the main arteries.  Know the difference between arterial, venous and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.

Know how to treat any of the following: Choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, blisters, grit in the eye.

Know signs and treatment of any of the following: Fainting, concussion, hysteria, convulsions and poison.

Improvise stretcher.

Know ways of carrying injured person, if alone or with one other helper.  Use triangular bandage.

Know how to deal with any two of the following accidents: clothes on fire; drowning; electric shock; gas poison; ice accident.

1924 POR - Ambulance Badge


Must know the names and positions of principal bones.

Diagnose fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, and now method of treatment.

Improvise splints and the padding of splints.  Bind fractured limb.  Show position of the main arteries.  Know the difference between arterial, venous and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.

Know how to treat any of the following: Choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, blisters, grit in the eye.

Know signs and treatment of any of the following: Fainting, concussion, hysteria, convulsions and poison.

Improvise stretcher.

Know ways of carrying injured person, if alone or with one other helper.  Use triangular bandage.

Know how to deal with any two of the following accidents: clothes on fire; drowning; electric shock; gas poison; ice accident.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Ambulance Badge


Know names and positions of principal bones.

Know how to prevent further injury in fractures and dislocations, and how to treat sprains and strains.

Improvise splints, and padding of splints.

Bind fractured limb; understand circulation of the blood, show position of main arteries.

Know difference between arterial, venous, and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.

Know how to attend to any of the following: Choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, stings, blisters, grit in eye.

Know signs and treatment of any of the following: Fainting, concussion, hysteria, convulsions, and poison.

Improvise stretcher.

Know ways of carrying an injured person if alone or with one other helper.

Use of triangular bandage.

Know how to deal with any two of the following accidents; Clothes on fire, drowning, electric shock, gas poison, ice accident.

1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Ambulance Badge


Know names and positions of principal bones.

Know how to prevent further injury in fractures and dislocations, and how to treat sprains and strains, and know method of treatment.

Improvise splints, and padding of splints.

Bind fractured limb, understand circulation of the blood, show position of main arteries.

Know difference between arterial, venous, and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.

Know how to attend to any of the following: choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, stings, blisters, grit in eye.

Know signs and treatment of any of the following: fainting, concussion, hysteria, convulsions, and poison.

Improvise stretcher.

Know ways of carrying an injured person if alone or with one other helper.

Use of triangular bandage.

Know how to deal with any two of the following accidents: clothes on fire, drowning, electric shock, gas poison, ice accident.

1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 12th edition - Ambulance Badge


Know names and positions of principal bones.

Know how to prevent further injury in fractures and dislocations, and how to treat sprains and strains, and know method of treatment.

Improvise splints, and padding of splints.

Bind fractured limb, understand circulation of the blood, show position of main arteries.

Know differences between arterial, venous, and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.

Know how to attend to any of the following: choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, stings, blisters, grit in eye.

Know signs and treatment of any of the following: fainting, concussion, hysteria, convulsions, and poison.

Improvise stretcher.

Know ways of carrying an injured person if alone or with one other helper.

Use of triangular bandage.

Know how to deal with any two of the following accidents: clothes on fire, drowning, electric shock, gas poison, ice accident.

1930 POR - Ambulance Badge


Must know the names and positions of principal bones.

Diagnose fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, and now method of treatment.

Improvise splints and the padding of splints.  Bind fractured limb.  Show position of the main arteries.  Know the difference between arterial, venous and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.

Know how to treat any of the following: Choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, blisters, grit in the eye.

Know signs and treatment of any of the following: Fainting, concussion, hysteria, convulsions and poison.

Improvise stretcher.

Know ways of carrying injured person, if alone or with one other helper.  Use triangular bandage.

Know how to deal with any two of the following accidents: clothes on fire; drowning; electric shock; gas poison; ice accident.

1931 POR - Ambulance Badge


Must know the names and positions of principal bones.

Diagnose fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, and now method of treatment.

Improvise splints and the padding of splints.  Bind fractured limb.  Show position of the main arteries.  Know the difference between arterial, venous and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.

Know how to treat any of the following: Choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, blisters, grit in the eye.

Know signs and treatment of any of the following: Fainting, concussion, hysteria, convulsions and poison.

Improvise stretcher.

Know ways of carrying injured person, if alone or with one other helper.  Use triangular bandage.

Know how to deal with any two of the following accidents: clothes on fire; drowning; electric shock; gas poison; ice accident.

1932 POR - Ambulance Badge


Know the names and positions of principal bones.

Know how to prevent further injury in fractures and dislocations, and how to treat sprains and strains.

Improvise splints and the padding of splints.  Understand the circulation of the blood.  Show position of the main arteries.  Know the difference between arterial, venous and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.

Know how to attend to any of the following: Choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, blisters, grit in the eye.

Know signs and treatment of any of the following: Fainting, sunstroke, concussion, hysteria, convulsions and the general rules for the treatment of poison.

Improvise stretcher.

Know ways of carrying injured person, if alone or with one other helper.  Use triangular bandage.

Know how to deal with the following accidents: clothes on fire; drowning; electric shock; gas poison; ice accident.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Ambulance Badge

Know names and positions of principal bones.
Knowhow to prevent further injury in fractures and dislocations, and how to treat sprains and strains.
Improvise splints, and padding of splints.
Understand the circulation of the blood.  Show position of main arteries.
Know difference between arterial, venous, and capillary bleeding, and methods of stopping each.
Know how to attend to any of the following: Choking, burns, scalds, cuts, bites, stings, listers, grit in eye.
Know signs and treatment of any of the following: Fainting, sunstroke, concussion, hysteria, convulsions, and the general rules for the treatment of poison.
Improvise stretcher.
Know ways of carrying an injured person if alone or with one other helper.
Use of triangular bandage.
Know how to deal with the following accidents; Clothes on fire, drowning, electric shock, gas poison, ice accident.

1935 POR - Ambulance Badge


This badge will be awarded to Guides gaining the following certificate: 

a) Vouchers issued by the British Red Cross Society for Parts A, B, and C of their Junior First Aid Course.  (Parts B and C may be taken together); 

or

b) The Preliminary First Aid Certificate of the St John Ambulance Association: 

or

c) The Preliminary First Aid Certificate of the St Andrew Ambulance Association.

1938 POR - Ambulance Badge


This badge will be awarded to Guides gaining the following certificate: 

1) British Red Cross Society

a) Under 13.  Voucher for Primary Course in First Aid.

b) 13 and over.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in First Aid;

or

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in First Aid. 

or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

or

4) The London County Council Certificate in First Aid.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John Ambulance Course need no special qualifications.

1939 POR - Ambulance Badge


This badge will be awarded to Guides gaining the following certificate: 

1) British Red Cross Society

a) Under 13.  Voucher for Primary Course in First Aid.

b) 13 and over.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in First Aid;

or

2) St John Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in First Aid. 

or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

or

4) The London County Council Certificate in First Aid.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John Ambulance Course need no special qualifications.

1943 POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she can remember the First Aid in her Second Class and know clause 4 a) and b) Section IV of the First Class test.

2) Show positions of main arteries and know how to stop bleeding from veins, arteries and capillaries (excluding tourniquets).

3) Know how to recognize fractures and prevent further injuries in fractures and dislocations, understand the dangers likely to attend the moving or handling of the injured in the case of fractures where the extent of injury is unknown.

4) Improvise a) a stretcher and carry someone on it, b) splints c) the padding of splints.

5) Know the ways of carrying an injured person if alone, or with one other helper.  Demonstrate how to send correctly by telephone a message given to her verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

N.B. - The teaching and testing of the First Aid Badge should be as practical as possible, aiming at developing the candidate's powers of quick thinking in an emergency.

Instructors in the syllabus must have passed this badge on a teaching basis or hold higher qualifications.

The Girl Guides Association Book on First Aid Tests* will be used as a handbook by all Instructors, so it is essential that all candidates should read the reference notes and suggestions in it regarding this badge.

Testing - this badge must be tested by a qualified doctor or nurse.  Where difficulty is experienced in obtaining the service of either of these, the County Commissioner may approach a suitable Red Cross Instructor or other qualified official.

This badge will also be awarded to Guides gaining one of the following:

1. British Red Cross Society - a) 12 to 13.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in First Aid; b) Aged 14.  Certificate for Junior Intermediate Course in First aid; or

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid; or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid; or

4. The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John Ambulance Course need no special qualifications.

* At the time of going to press, August 1943, this book is in preparation; a notice will appear in The Guider when it is ready.

1947 POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she can remember the First Aid in her Second Class and know clause 4 a) and b) Section IV of the First Class test.

2) Show positions of main arteries and know how to stop bleeding from veins, arteries and capillaries (excluding tourniquets).

3) Know how to recognize fractures and prevent further injuries in fractures and dislocations, understand the dangers likely to attend the moving or handling of the injured in the case of fractures where the extent of injury is unknown.

4) Improvise a) a stretcher and carry someone on it, b) splints c) the padding of splints.

5) Know the ways of carrying an injured person if alone, or with one other helper.  Demonstrate how to send correctly by telephone a message given to her verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

N.B. - The teaching and testing of the First Aid Badge should be as practical as possible, aiming at developing the candidate's powers of quick thinking in an emergency.

Instructors in the syllabus must have passed this badge on a teaching basis or hold higher qualifications.

The Girl Guides Association Book on First Aid Tests will be used as a handbook by all Instructors, so it is essential that all candidates should read the reference notes and suggestions in it regarding this badge.

Testing - this badge must be tested by a qualified doctor or nurse.  Where difficulty is experienced in obtaining the service of either of these, the County Commissioner may approach a suitable Red Cross Instructor or other qualified official.

This badge will also be awarded to Guides gaining one of the following:

1. British Red Cross Society - a) 12 to 13.  Voucher for Part A (only) of the Junior Course in First Aid; b) Aged 14.  Certificate for Junior Intermediate Course in First aid; or

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid; or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid; or

4. The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John Ambulance Course need no special qualifications.

1950 POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she can remember the First Aid in her Second Class and know clause 4 a) and b) Section IV of the First Class test.

2) Show positions of main arteries and know how to stop bleeding from veins, arteries and capillaries (excluding tourniquets).

3) Know how to recognize fractures and prevent further injuries in fractures and dislocations, understand the dangers likely to attend the moving or handling of the injured in the case of fractures where the extent of injury is unknown.

4) Improvise a) a stretcher and carry someone on it, b) splints c) the padding of splints.

5) Know the ways of carrying an injured person if alone, or with one other helper.  Demonstrate how to send correctly by telephone a message given to her verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

N.B. - The teaching and testing of the First Aid Badge should be as practical as possible, aiming at developing the candidate's powers of quick thinking in an emergency.

Instructors in the syllabus must have passed this badge on a teaching basis or hold higher qualifications.

The Girl Guides Association Book on First Aid Tests will be used as a handbook by all Instructors, so it is essential that all candidates should read the reference notes and suggestions in it regarding this badge.

Testing - this badge must be tested by a qualified doctor or nurse.  Where difficulty is experienced in obtaining the service of either of these, the County Commissioner may approach a suitable Red Cross Instructor or other qualified official.

This badge will also be awarded to Guides gaining one of the following:

1. British Red Cross Society - Junior First Aid Certificate, Parts 1 and 2.; or

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid; or

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid; or

4. The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John Ambulance Course need no special qualifications.

1953 POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she can remember the First Aid in her Second Class and know clauses 13 and 14 of the First Class test.

2) Show positions of main arteries and know how to stop bleeding from veins, arteries and capillaries (excluding tourniquets).

3) Know how to recognize fractures and prevent further injuries in fractures and dislocations, understand the dangers likely to attend the moving or handling of the injured in the case of fractures where the extent of injury is unknown.

4) Improvise a) a stretcher and carry someone on it, b) splints c) the padding of splints.

5) Know the ways of carrying an injured person if alone, or with one other helper.  Demonstrate how to send correctly by telephone a message given to her verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

N.B. - The teaching and testing of the First Aid Badge should be as practical as possible, aiming at developing the candidate's powers of quick thinking in an emergency.

Instructors in the syllabus must have passed this badge on a teaching basis or hold higher qualifications.

The Girl Guides Association Book of First Aid and Rescue Work will be used as a handbook by all Instructors, so it is essential that all candidates should read the reference notes and suggestions in it regarding this badge.

Testing - this badge must be tested by a qualified doctor or nurse.  Where difficulty is experienced in obtaining the service of either of these, the County Commissioner may approach a suitable Red Cross Instructor or other qualified official.

This badge will also be awarded to Guides gaining one of the following:

1. British Red Cross Society - Junior First Aid Certificate, Parts 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid.

4. The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

Examinations for all courses should be conducted only in accordance with the rules of the Ambulance Association concerned.  Instructors for the Red Cross Courses must be specially qualified people approved by the Red Cross authorities.  Instructors for the St John Ambulance Course need no special qualifications.

1957 POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she remembers the First Aid she learnt for Second Class.

2) Pass clauses 15 and 16 of the First Class test.

3) Show positions of main arteries; know how to stop bleeding (without using a tourniquet from veins, arteries and capillaries.

4) Know how to recognise fractures and prevent further injuries in cases of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

5) a) Improvise: a stretcher; splints; the padding of splints.  

b) With assistance: carry an injured person; and a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause a).

6) Telephone a message given verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

7) a) Fit up a simple First Aid case; or

b) Describe three occasions on which the candidate has given First Aid.

Note: i) The tester must be a qualified doctor, or nurse, or an instructor to one of the bodies listed in (iv).

ii) The candidate is to be assessed on her powers of thinking and acting quickly in an emergency.

iii) Instructors for the syllabus must have gained the badge on a teaching basis, or hold some higher qualification.  The Girl guides Association Book of First Aid and Rescue Work is to be used as the handbook.

iv) The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge: 

1) British Red Cross Society - Junior First Aid Certificate, Parts 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid.

4) The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

1960 POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she remembers the First Aid she learnt for Second Class.

2) Pass clauses 15 of the First Class test; dress a wound.

3) Show positions of main arteries; know how to stop bleeding (without using a tourniquet) from veins, arteries and capillaries.

4) Know how to recognise fractures and prevent further injuries in cases of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

5) a) Improvise: a stretcher; splints; the padding of splints.  

b) With assistance: carry an injured person; and a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause a).

6) Telephone a message given verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

7) a) Fit up a simple First Aid case; or

b) Describe three occasions on which the candidate has given First Aid.

Note: i) The tester must be a qualified doctor, or nurse, or an instructor to one of the bodies listed in (iv).

ii) The candidate is to be assessed on her powers of thinking and acting quickly in an emergency.

iii) Instructors for the syllabus must have gained the badge on a teaching basis, or hold some higher qualification.  The Girl guides Association Book of First Aid and Rescue Work is to be used as the handbook.

iv) The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge: 

1) British Red Cross Society - Junior First Aid Certificate, Parts 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid.

4) The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

1961 (July) POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she remembers the First Aid she learnt for Second Class.

2) Pass clauses 15 of the First Class test; dress a wound.

3) Show positions of main arteries; know how to stop bleeding (without using a tourniquet) from veins, arteries and capillaries.

4) Know how to recognise fractures and prevent further injuries in cases of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

5) a) Improvise: a stretcher; splints; the padding of splints.  

b) With assistance: carry an injured person; and a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause a).

6) Telephone a message given verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

7) a) Fit up a simple First Aid case; or

b) Describe three occasions on which the candidate has given First Aid.

Note: i) The tester must be a qualified doctor, or nurse, or an instructor to one of the bodies listed in (iv).

ii) The candidate is to be assessed on her powers of thinking and acting quickly in an emergency.

iii) Instructors for the syllabus must have gained the badge on a teaching basis, or hold some higher qualification.  The Girl Guides Association Book of First Aid and Rescue Work is to be used as the handbook.

iv) The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge: 

1) British Red Cross Society - Junior First Aid Certificate, Parts 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid.

4) The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

1961 (July) POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she remembers the First Aid she learnt for Second Class.

2) Pass clauses 15 of the First Class test; dress a wound.

3) Show positions of main arteries; know how to stop bleeding (without using a tourniquet) from veins, arteries and capillaries.

4) Know how to recognise fractures and prevent further injuries in cases of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

5) a) Improvise: a stretcher; splints; the padding of splints.  

b) With assistance: carry an injured person; and a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause a).

6) Telephone a message given verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

7) a) Fit up a simple First Aid case; or

b) Describe three occasions on which the candidate has given First Aid.

Note: i) The tester must be a qualified doctor, or State Registered Nurse, or an instructor in first aid to one of the bodies listed in (iv).

ii) The candidate is to be assessed on her powers of thinking and acting quickly in an emergency.

iii) Instructors for the syllabus must have gained the badge on a teaching basis, or hold some higher qualification.  The Girl Guides Association Book of First Aid and Rescue Work is to be used as the handbook.

iv) The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge: 

1) British Red Cross Society - Junior First Aid Certificate, Parts 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid.

4) The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

1964 (March) POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she remembers the First Aid she learnt for Second Class.

2) Pass clauses 15 of the First Class test; dress a wound.

3) Show positions of main arteries; know how to stop bleeding (without using a tourniquet) from veins, arteries and capillaries.

4) Know how to recognise fractures and prevent further injuries in cases of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

5) a) Improvise: a stretcher; splints; the padding of splints.  

b) With assistance: carry an injured person; and a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause a).

6) Telephone a message given verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

7) a) Fit up a simple First Aid case; or

b) Describe three occasions on which the candidate has given First Aid.

Note: i) The tester must be a qualified doctor, or State Registered nurse, or an instructor in first aid to one of the bodies listed in (iv).

ii) The candidate is to be assessed on her powers of thinking and acting quickly in an emergency.

iii) Instructors for the syllabus must have gained the badge on a teaching basis, or hold some higher qualification.

iv) The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge: 

1) British Red Cross Society - Junior First Aid Certificate, Parts 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid.

4) The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

1965 (July) POR - First Aid Badge


1) Prove that she remembers the First Aid she learnt for Second Class.

2) Pass clauses 15 of the First Class test; dress a wound.

3) Show positions of main arteries; know how to stop bleeding (without using a tourniquet) from veins, arteries and capillaries.

4) Know how to recognise fractures and prevent further injuries in cases of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

5) a) Improvise: a stretcher; splints; the padding of splints.  

b) With assistance: carry an injured person; and a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause a).

6) Telephone a message given verbally and in writing.

6) Be prepared, at the test, to give information about three occasions on which she has rendered first aid.

7) a) Fit up a simple First Aid case; or

b) Describe three occasions on which the candidate has given First Aid.

Note: i) The tester must be a qualified doctor, or State Registered nurse, or an instructor in first aid to one of the bodies listed in (iv).

ii) The candidate is to be assessed on her powers of thinking and acting quickly in an emergency.

iii) Instructors for the syllabus must have gained the badge on a teaching basis, or hold some higher qualification.

iv) The holder of one of the following qualifies for the badge: 

1) British Red Cross Society - Junior First Aid Certificate, Parts 1 and 2.

2) St John Ambulance Association, Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

3) St Andrew Ambulance Association.  Preliminary Certificate in First aid.

4) The London County Council.  Certificate in First Aid.

1968 Guide Handbook - First Aid Badge

1) Be prepared to control bleeding, manage a person unconscious from accident, fit, or fainting, guard against shock following an accident, and know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents

2) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Know how to place the patient on his side in the coma position after recovery, in case he should vomit.

3) Show elementary understanding of the circulation.  Know how to stop bleeding, and how to dress a round.,

4) Know how to recognize fractures and prevent further injury in cases of fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.  Bandage a sprained ankle or wrist.

5) a) Improvise a stretcher.

b) With assistance, carry an injured person, and carry a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause 5) a).

6) Know how to write a message and how to use the telephone to summon help.

7) Fit up a simple first aid kit.

If you hold one of these certificates you qualify for this badge.

British Red Cross Society: Junior First Aid Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

St Andrew's Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in First Aid.

1973 Guide Handbook - First Aid Badge


1) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient on his side in the recovery position, in case he should vomit.

2) Have an elementary understanding of the circulation.  Show how to stop bleeding, and how to dress a wound.

3) Be prepared to manage a person unconscious from accident, fit, or fainting, guard against shock following an accident, and show how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

4) Show how to prevent further injury in cases of suspected fracture and dislocation; understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.  Bandage a sprained ankle or wrist.

5) a) Improvise a stretcher.

b) With assistance, carry an injured person, and carry a patient on the stretcher improvised in clause a).

6) Make up a message and show how to use the telephone to summon help.

7) Fit up a simple first aid case.

If you hold one of these certificates you qualify for this badge:

British Red Cross Society: Junior First Aid Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in First Aid

St Andrew Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in First Aid

The tester must be a qualified Doctor or State Registered Nurse, or an Instructor in First Aid to one of the bodies listed above.

1978 Guide Handbook - First Aid Badge


1) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient on his side in the recovery position, in case he should vomit.

2) a) Have an elementary understanding of the circulation.  

b) Show:

i) how to stop bleeding, 

ii) how to dress a wound.

3) Be prepared to manage a person unconscious from accident, fit, or fainting

4) Know how to guard against shock following an accident.

5) Show how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

6) Demonstrate the first aid treatment for burns, including those caused by acid or friction, and scalds.

7) a) show how to prevent further injury in cases of suspected fracture and dislocation;

b) understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.  

8) Bandage a sprained ankle or wrist.

9) a) With assistance, carry an injured person

b) Improvise a stretcher and with assistance carry a patient on it.

10) Make up a message and show how to use the telephone to summon help.

11) Fit up a simple first aid case.

If you hold one of these certificates you qualify for this badge:

British Red Cross Society: Junior First Aid Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in First Aid

St Andrew Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in First Aid

The tester must be a qualified Doctor or State Registered Nurse, or an Instructor in First Aid to one of the bodies listed above.

1983 Guide Badge Book - First Aid Badge


1) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient on his side in the recovery position, in case he should vomit.

2) a) Have a basic understanding of the circulation.  

b) Show:

i) how to stop bleeding, 

ii) how to dress a wound.

3) Be prepared to manage a person unconscious from accident, fit, fainting or other causes.

4) Know how to guard against shock following an accident.

5) Show how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

6) Demonstrate the first aid treatment for burns, including those caused by acid or friction, and scalds.

7) a) show how to prevent further injury in cases of suspected fracture and dislocation;

b) understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.  

8) Bandage a sprained wrist.

9) Know what to do if you suspect that someone has swallowed a poisonous substance.

10) Show how to use the telephone to summon help and deliver a clear message.

11) Know how to deal with a foreign body in the eye, ear, nose or throat.

12) Fit up a simple first aid case.

If you hold one of these certificates you qualify for this badge:

British Red Cross Society: Junior First Aid Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Essentials of First Aid

St Andrew Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in First Aid

The tester must be a qualified Doctor or State Registered Nurse, or an Instructor in First Aid to one of the bodies listed above.

1986 Guide Badge Book - First Aid Badge


1) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient on his side in the recovery position, in case he should vomit.  Know when and how to use external chest compression.

2) a) Have a basic understanding of the circulation.  

b) Show:

i) how to stop bleeding, 

ii) how to dress a wound.

3) Be prepared to manage a person unconscious from accident, fit, fainting or other causes.

4) Know how to guard against shock following an accident.

5) Know how to deal with fire, ice, and electrical accidents.

6) Demonstrate the first aid treatment for burns, including those caused by acid or friction, and scalds.

7) a) show how to prevent further injury in cases of suspected fracture and dislocation;

b) Understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.  

8) Bandage a sprained wrist.

9) Know what to do if you suspect that someone has swallowed a poisonous substance.

10) Show how to use the telephone to summon help and deliver a clear message.

11) Know how to deal with a foreign body in the eye, ear, nose or throat.

12) Fit up a simple first aid kit.

If you hold one of these certificates you qualify for this badge:

British Red Cross Society: Junior First Aid Certificate.

St John Ambulance Association: Essentials of First Aid

St Andrew Ambulance Association: Preliminary Certificate in First Aid

The tester must be a qualified Doctor or State Registered or Enrolled Nurse, or an Instructor in First Aid to one of the bodies listed above.

1989 Guide Badge Book - First Aid Badge


1) a) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient on his side in the recovery position, in case he should vomit.

b) Know when and how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression, e.g. drowning, electrical accidents and smoke-filled rooms.

2) a) Know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine.

b) Understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

3) a) Have a basic understanding of the circulation.  Show:

i) how to stop bleeding, 

ii) how to dress a wound.

4) Be prepared to manage a person unconscious from accident, fit, fainting or other causes.

5) Know how to guard against shock following an accident.

6) Show how to prevent and deal with hypothermia

7) Demonstrate the first aid treatment for burns, including those caused by acid or friction, and scalds.

8) Bandage an injured ankle.

9) Know what to do if you suspect that someone has swallowed a poisonous substance.

10) Show how to use the telephone to summon help and deliver a clear message.

11) Know how to deal with a foreign body in the eye, ear, nose or throat.

12) Fit up a simple first aid case and know how to use the contents.

If you hold one of these certificates you qualify for this badge:

British Red Cross Society: Youth First Aid.

St John Ambulance Association: Essentials of First Aid

St Andrew Ambulance Association: Junior First Aid Certificate

The tester must be a qualified Doctor, Registered General Nurse, State Registered Nurse, or an Instructor in First Aid to one of the bodies listed above.

1991 Guide Badge Book - First Aid Badge


1) a) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient on his side in the recovery position, in case he or she should vomit.

b) Know how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression, and in what circumstances, e.g. drowning, electrical accidents and smoke-filled rooms.

2) a) Know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine.

b) Understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

3) a) Have a basic understanding of the circulation.  Show:

i) how to stop bleeding, 

ii) how to dress a wound.

4) Know how and be able to manage a person unconscious after an accident, fit, fainting or other causes.

5) Know how to guard against shock following an accident.

6) Show how to prevent and deal with hypothermia

7) Demonstrate the first aid treatment for burns, including those caused by acid or friction, and scalds.

8) Bandage an injured ankle.

9) Know what to do if you suspect that someone has swallowed a poisonous substance.

10) Show how to use the telephone to summon help and deliver a clear message.

11) Know how to deal with a foreign body in the eye, ear, nose or throat.

12) Fit up a simple first aid kit and know how to use the contents.

Note 1: If you hold one of these certificates you qualify for this badge:

British Red Cross Society: Youth First Aid.

St John Ambulance Association: Essentials of First Aid

St Andrew Ambulance Association: Junior First Aid Certificate

Note 2: The tester must be a qualified Doctor, Registered General Nurse, State Registered Nurse, or an Instructor in First Aid to one of the bodies listed above.

1995 Guide Badge Book - First Aid Badge

Notes:
* If you hold one of these certificates you qualify for this badge:
British Red Cross Society Youth First Aid, St John Ambulance Association Essentials of First Aid or St Andrew's Ambulance Association Junior First Aid Certificate.
* The tester must be a qualified doctor, Registered Nurse on the UKCC register or the holder of any nationally validated adult First Aid Certificate approved by the District Commissioner.
1) a) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he or she should vomit.
b) Know how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression, and in what circumstances, for example drowning, electrical accidents and smoke-filled rooms.
2) a) Know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine.
b) Understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.
3) Have a basic understanding of the circulation.  Show how to:
a) stop bleeding
b) dress a wound.
4) Know how and be able to manage an unconscious person after an accident, fit, fainting or other causes.
5) Know how to guard against shock following an accident.
6) Show how to prevent and deal with hypothermia
7) Demonstrate the first-aid treatment for burns, including those caused by acid or friction and scalds.
8) Bandage an injured ankle.
9) Know what to do if you suspect that someone has swallowed a poisonous substance.
10) Show how to use the telephone to summon help and deliver a clear message.
11) Know how to deal with a foreign body in the eye, ear, nose or throat.
12) Fit up a simple first-aid kit and know how to use the contents.
2000 Guide G-File - First Aid Badge

If you pass the St John Ambulance Young Lifesafer Award Scheme, Key Stage 2 (Junior) or an equivalent, and in addition complete clauses 15-20, you can gain this badge.

1) Demonstrate how to assess an emergency situation and make safe for everybody before trying to help.
2) Demonstrate how to assess a casualty, check for response, open an airway, check for breathing and circulation and place into the recovery position.
3) On a manikin demonstrate mouth-to-mouth ventilation and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and know when to use these techniques.
4) Demonstrate how to make an emergency phone call.
5) Recognise the symptoms of choking and demonstrate how to treat a choking person.
6) Recognise the problems of asthma and demonstrate how to help someone who is having an asthma attack.
7) Demonstrate the treatment of a minor cut and a graze.
8) Demonstrate the treatment for a casualty with severe eternal bleeding.
9) Explain the importance of hygiene when dealing with blood an body fluids.
10) Recognise and demonstrate the treatment of shock.
11) Recognise the features of a fracture nd demonstrate how to treat fractures to prevent the injury getting worse.
12) Demonstrate how to treat burns and recognise when someone who has been burned should go to hospital
13) Demonstrate the treatment for someone who has been poisoned.
14) Recognise the features of a heart attack and demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is having a heart attack.
15) Have a brief understanding of how to treat a diabetic emergency.
16) Have a brief understanding of epilepsy and the difference between minor and major seizures.  Know how to treat a casualty having a seizure.
17) Recognise the features of the effects of the extremes of temperature and know how to treat hypothermia, heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
18) Know how to treat insect bites and stings.
19) Know how to treat objects in the eyes and ears.
20) Assemble a simple first aid kit and know how to use the contents.
2005 Guide Badge File - First Aid Badge

If you pass the St John Ambulance Young Lifesaver Award Scheme, Key Stage 2 (Junior), or an equivalent, and in addition complete clauses 15-20, you may have this badge.
1) Demonstrate how to assess an emergency situation and make it safe for everybody before trying to help.
2) Demonstrate how to assess a casualty, check for response, open an airway, check for breathing and circulation, and place in the recovery position.
3) On a manikin, demonstrate mouth-to-mouth ventilations and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and know when to use these techniques.
4) Demonstrate how to make an emergency phone call.
5) Recognise the symptoms of choking and demonstrate how to treat a choking person.
6) Recognise the symptoms of asthma and demonstrate how to help someone who is having an asthma attack.
7) Demonstrate the treatment of a minor cut and a graze.
8) Demonstrate the treatment for a casualty with severe external bleeding.
9) Explain the importance of hygiene when dealing with blood and body fluids.
10) Recognise shock and demonstrate how to treat it.
11) Recognise the features of a fracture.  Demonstrate how to treat a fracture to prevent the injury getting worse.
12) Demonstrate how to treat burns and recognize when someone who has been burned should go to hospital.
13) Demonstrate the treatment for someone who has been poisoned.
14) Recognise the features of the heart attach and demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is having a heart attack.
15) Have a basic understanding of how to treat a diabetic emergency.
16) Have a basic understanding of epilepsy and the difference between minor and major seizures.
17) Know how to treat a casualty having a seizure.
18) Recognise the features of the effects of extreme temperatures.  Know how to treat hypothermia, heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
19) Know how to treat insect bites and stings.
20) Know how to treat objects in the eye and ear.
21) Assemble a simple first aid kit and know how to use the contents.
2014 (September) Guide Badges Download - First Aid Badge

Complete all the clauses.  If you pass the St John Ambulance Young First Aider Course, or an equivalent, and in addition complete Clauses 15-20, you have earned this badge.
1) Demonstrate how to assess an emergency situation and make it safe for everybody before trying to help.
2) Demonstrate how to assess a casualty, check for response, open an airway, check for breathing and circulation, and place in the recovery position .
3) On a manikin, demonstrate mouth-to-mouth ventilations and cardiopulmonary resuscitation and know when to use these techniques.
4) Demonstrate how to make an emergency phone call.
5) Recognise the symptoms of choking and demonstrate how to treat a choking person.
6) Recognise the symptoms of asthma and demonstrate how to help someone who is having an asthma attack.
7) Demonstrate the treatment of a minor cut and a graze.
8) Demonstrate the treatment for a casualty with severe external bleeding.
9) Explain the importance of hygiene when dealing with blood and body fluids.
10) Recognise shock and demonstrate how to treat it.
11) Recognise the features of a fracture.  Demonstrate how to treat a fracture to prevent the injury getting worse.
12) Demonstrate how to treat burns and recognise when someone who has been burned should be sent to hospital.
13) Demonstrate the treatment for someone who has been poisoned.
14) Recognise the features of a heart attack and demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is having a heart attack.
15) Have a basic understanding of how to treat a diabetic emergency.
16) Have a basic understanding of epilepsy and the difference between minor and major seizures.
17) Know how to treat a casualty having a seizure.
18) Recognise the features of the effects of extreme temperatures.  Know how to treat hypothermia, heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
19) Know how to treat insect bites and stings.
20) Know how to treat objects in the eye and ear.
21) Assemble a simple first aid kit and know how to use the contents.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - First Aid


Complete all the clauses

When you have gained this badge, it is valid for two years. After two years you will need to take the test again if you still want to hold your First Aid badge.  

If you pass the St John Ambulance Young First Aider Course, or an equivalent, and in addition complete clauses 15-20, you may have this badge.

1. Demonstrate how to assess an emergency situation and make it safe for everybody before trying to help.

2. Demonstrate how to assess a casualty, check for response, open an airway, check for breathing and circulation, and place in the recovery position.

3. On a mannequin, demonstrate mouth-to-mouth ventilations and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and know when to use these techniques.

4. Demonstrate how to make an emergency phone call.

5. Recognise the symptoms of choking and demonstrate how to treat a choking person.

6. Recognise the symptoms of asthma and demonstrate how to help someone who is having an asthma attack.

7. Demonstrate the treatment of a minor cut and a graze.

8. Demonstrate the treatment for a casualty with severe external bleeding.

9. Explain the importance of hygiene when dealing with blood and body fluids.

10. Recognise shock and demonstrate how to treat it.

11. Recognise the features of a fracture. Demonstrate how to treat a fracture to prevent the injury getting worse.

12. Demonstrate how to treat burns and recognise when someone who has been burned should go to hospital.

13. Demonstrate the treatment for someone who has been poisoned.

14. Recognise the features of a heart attack and demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is having a heart attack.

15. Have a basic understanding of how to treat a diabetic emergency.

16. Have a basic understanding of epilepsy and the difference between minor and major seizures.

17. Know how to treat a casualty having a seizure.

18. Recognise the features of the effects of extreme temperatures. Know how to treat hypothermia, heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

19. Know how to treat insect bites and stings.

20. Know how to treat objects in the eye and ear.  

21. Assemble a simple first aid kit and know how to use the contents.

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