It very important to have a first aid kit whilst hiking. Your patrol should carry a patrol first kit, and each Scout should carry a personal first aid kit too!

Personal First Aid Kit

A Personal First Aid Kit should be carried by each member of the Patrol. It should include:

  • 1 x trangular bandage
  • 1 x 75mm elastic crepe bandage
  • 1 x sealed sterile dressing
  • Bandaids
  • Safety pins
  • Sun blockout cream
  • Foil Rescure Sheet
  • Personal medications both Prescription & Non-prescription

Patrol First Aid Kit

In addition, each Patrol should carry as a Patrol Kit the following:

  • Roll of adhesive dressing strip
  • Pair scissors
  • Packet of gauze squares
  • 2 x non-stick dressings
  • Roll of adhesive tape (25mm)
  • ‘Wound Dressing’ (2 x No 14)
  • “Stingose”
  • Serile gloves (x 2 pairs)
  • Betadine liquid / other antiseptic LIQUID
  • Fine point tweezers
  • Paper and Pen/Pencil
  • Gaffer tape (emergency repairs for packs, tents etc)
  • Basic First Aid instructions

If you are interested in learning more about first aid, or want to complete your OAS first aid requirement Sydney North Region Scouts offers First Aid Courses for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders in partnership with St Johns Ambulance.