Personal First-Aid Kit

Being prepared for first aid means having the necessary supplies on hand. A

personal first-aid kit will help you treat scrapes, blisters, and other minor injuries.

Carry a personal first-aid kit on hikes and camp-outs. Fit everything in a resalable

plastic bag and take it with you whenever you set out on a Scout adventure. Preparing

a larger first-aid kit for your patrol or troop can be useful in treating many injuries

and illnesses. Everyone should know who is

carrying the kit and where it is stored so that it

can be located quickly.

 Personal First-Aid Kit

  • 6 adhesive bandages
  • 2 sterile, 3-by-3-inch gauze pads
  • A small roll of adhesive tape
  • A 3-by-6-inch piece of moleskin
  • A small bar of soap or small  bottle of alcohol-based hand  sanitizing gel
  • Scissors
  • Disposable nonlatex gloves
  • CPR breathing barrier
  •  Pencil and paper

 

Use disposable nonlatex gloves from your first-aid kit to

protect yourself whenever first-aid emergencies involve

blood or other body fluids. Nonlatex gloves are best, because

some people are allergic to latex. Touching latex can cause

them to experience mild to severe allergic reactions.