First Aid Merit Badge
Introduction First Aid Kits Summoning Help
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A first aid kit is a collection of materials to make administering first aid easier.
First Aid merit badge 2B: Prepare a first aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counsellor.

Second Class 6B: Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike.

The contents and quantities of a first aid kit depends where it will be used and what types of injuries it is likely to be used to respond to. For example, a home first aid kit is not likely to contain anything to treat snake bites, while a backpacking first aid kit usually doesn't need a thermometer or fever medication.
Home First Aid Kits
First Aid merit badge book, pages 96-97
A home first aid kit is often used for more than emergency injuries. It is also used when someone has a headache, upset stomach or fever. Even though these situations are not strictly first aid emergencies, keeping all of the medical supplies in one place is a good idea.

A home first aid kit should contain:

Optional items:
Backpacking First Aid Kits
Boy Scout Handbook, page 289
A backpacking first aid kit must be small and light, so it can't contain supplies for responding to every possible emergency. Instead, it should contain enough to respond to common emergencies and rely on a group first aid kit for more serious problems. Optional items:

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Last updated: 12/9/2005