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For our very last Brownie Girl Scout Try It, we earned the First Aid badge. When my older daughter was a Brownie, she had made her own first aid kit we used it for years.
I went to Michael’s and bought shiny glitter pencil boxes that came to 80 cents each with my coupon. I bought cotton balls, Q-tips and sandwich bags at Walmart. My friend’s mother works in a pediatrician’s office, so she gave me sample sizes of Band Aids, Neosporin, Children’s Advil and some hand wash. I typed up these First Aid rules and fit three to a page. I cut them with fancy edged scissors. (feel free to cut and paste them for your kit)
At our meeting, we talked about what first aid was and different ways to help other people in need. We also talked about how we should keep ourselves safe.
Then we went over everything in the kit and how it should be used.
The girls wrote their names in the bottom with a Sharpie and wrote “First Aid” on the lid. Then my co-leader and I handed out the items for them to put into their kits. I had them count out ten cotton balls and twenty Q-tips and put them in a different baggie.
They glued the First Aid rules to the bottom of the kit. Make sure they put glue only in the corners or the other items will stick and get wet!
Photo by Hannah Gold
My daughter’s First Aid kit!
If you do not have the resources to obtain free samples, here are inexpensive samples you can order for your troop’s individual kits. Extras can be used for your First Aid Kit that you need at every meeting.
Enjoy this activity with your troop!