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What to do in case of an accident or illness

What to do in case of an accident or illness and the appropriate medical care.

Appropriate medical care


There are different types of medical care that leaders may be asked to carry out, and it is important to ensure the safety and happiness of all members at these times.

Simple First Aid


Scout skills: simple first aidFirst aid is the assistance given to a person who has suffered as a result of an accident or illness.

Additional needs directory

For more information on dealing with allergies, diabetes, epilepsy and asthma please visit the additional needs section of our website. 

Supporting those with additional needs

Safe Scouting and Emergency Procedures

The Purple card provides support for safe Scouting and guidance in the procedures for dealing with an emergency.

Read the Purple card