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Incidents and Illness

What to do in case of an accident, first aid and reporting.

What to do in case of an accident

Appropriate medical care, simple first aid and the purple card.

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Emergencies and Reporting

Unfortunately, at some time in the life of many volunteers, leaders or commissioners, it's likely that they'll encounter an incident involving someone in Scouts. Often the adults concerned are unaware of the steps which should be taken after first aid, rescue or other emergency treatment has been performed.

Everything you need to know on emergencies and reporting

First Aid Kits and Accident Books

This guidance concerns the use of first aid kits for Squirrel Scout sleepovers, Beaver Scout sleepovers, family camps, Cub Scout camps, pack holidays, and Scout, Explorer Scout and Scout Network camps. You'll need to have an accident book in your meeting place and a record should be kept of all accidents that occur.

Read the guidance on first aid kits and accident books

First Aid Training

All appointed Leaders are required to produce a valid First Aid certificate, of 'First Response' level or above, when their appointment is renewed and for the award of their Wood Badge.

Learn more about first aid training

First aid and medical insurance

Further guidance on what insurance is in place for provision of first aid at Scouts activities.

First aid and medical insurance

Preventing and managing illnesses

Further guidance on the prevention and management of illnesses within Scouts activities.