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First Aid Badge

Rainbow Brownie

(Newbie)
GuiderPlus
#1
Whilst I understand the seriousness of the clauses in this badge I was wondering if you and any ideas on how to make it a bit more fun?

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fenris

fenris
GuiderPlus
#2
For first aid, the best concept is 'hear-see-do' - so a short explanation, followed by a clear demonstration, followed by the chance to practice the skills for themselves. Where the practice part is concerned - could you let the girls try making simple fake wounds, then treat them? Could you supply some toys for them to practice bandaging on? Once they've learned the basics, could you set them to acting out scenarios, taking turns at being the casualties and the rescuers?
 

Chillax

Beginner (10+ posts)
#3
As an introduction, you could ask them if anyone's actually put a plaster on themselves/someone else - I was surprised at how many hadn't. Then provide the Brownies with a plaster each and get them to apply, which then leads to the why and when of would cleaning and dressing. After that let them have some fun tying their Sixers up with triangular bandages!
 

Tawnyowl51

Veteran (100+ posts)
#4
In order to try and remember the DR.ABC thing when we did the 1st Aid badge we made a song to the tune of Pizza Hut ( you may need extra notes on some lines to fit all the words in)
The girls made up their own, sometimes gruesome actions but it was fun

Thought others might find it useful, and save reinventing the wheel

Make sure you’re safe, Make sure you’re safe
See if they’re responding but make sure you’re safe
Make sure you’re safe, Make sure you’re safe
See if they’re responding but make sure you’re safe
Ask questions ask questions
Can you hear me, can you say your name, or move your arm?
Ask questions ask questions
Can you hear me, can you say your name or move your arm?

You need some help you need some help
Get an adult, phone an ambulance but get some help
You need some help you need some help
Get an adult, phone an ambulance but get some help
Don’t panic Don’t panic
Get an adult, phone an ambulance but get some help
Don’t panic Don’t panic
Get an adult, phone an ambulance but get some help

One arm says Hi, the other no ( slap of cheek the girls suggested)
Bend the furthest knee and roll them over so
One arm says Hi, the other no
Bend the furthest knee and roll them over so
The airway, the airway,
Move the head back gently so it stays that way
The airway, the airway,
Move the head back gently so it stays that way

Stop lots of blood stop lots of blood
By pressing down quite hard and use a bag or glove (elf and safety)
Stop lots of blood stop lots of blood
By pressing down quite hard and use a bag or glove
A scarf or a school tie, Wrap it round the injury you’re doing fine
A scarf or a school tie, Wrap it round the injury you’re doing fine
 

chopperchick

Veteran (100+ posts)
Staff member
GuiderPlus
Moderator
#5
There's a BBC CBeebies series - and for the life of me I can't remember the name, but will try to find it - where the presenters explain First Aid in a fun way.
The episode I saw had them using clothing as bandages, using stuff around you ........ zipping a hoodie up to chest level and using it to support a suspect broken arm, rather than a sling. Ingenious - not that they're the first to use a jumper - but we spend so much time explaining a first aid kit and how to use a triangular bandage properly, that we fail to realise that we're also supposed to be teaching them a life skill not just for a badge. Yes, we take a first aid kit on guiding outings - but not every family does on a quick trip to the park, so they can't flail and panic in the park because there's no triangular bandage to be found ;-)

So, make up a game for them to treat injuries with NO FIRST AID KIT. What would you do if you had no plasters or bandages - what could you improvise with? What would be your priority - look for bandage, or treat with what you've got etc