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Incidents and Illness

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

What 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 leaders or commissioners, it is likely that they will encounter an incident involving someone in the movement. 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 beaver scout sleepovers, family camps, cub scout camps, pack holidays and scout, explorer scout and scout network camps. You will 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