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
- 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.