How My Brownie Troop Earned the First Aid Try It Badge

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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)

First Aid Rules
1.     Call 911 in an emergency-especially if the person cannot speak or move.
2.    For scrapes and cuts, wash the wound if possible, use an ointment and cover with a band aid.  Use gloves if available.
3.    Apply the pressure to stop the bleeding.
4.    If someone has fallen do not move him/her.  Cover the person with a blanket or coat if one is nearby.

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!

Here is how to hep your troop earn the Brownie First Aid Try It badge.

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!

4 thoughts on “How My Brownie Troop Earned the First Aid Try It Badge”

  1. Thank you for this great idea. This is my first time leading and my Brownies will be doing first aid training this week. Also, the local health clinics have been donating most of the items: gloves, antibiotic ointment, band aids, gauze… All I did was ask them and they stepped in! 🙂 I’m having the girls put their kits in plastic envelopes so they can fit easier into the GS t-shirt backpacks we are making… I’m so excited about GS! 🙂

    1. I am so glad that I could help! You made a very valid point…ask and people are more than happy to step in and help. Good luck leading and I hope that my articles and blog can be of more help to you.

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