Life Skills

Ambassador First Aid Badge Activity


Handling Wilderness Emergencies 

To learn from examples of people who have faced emergencies in the wilderness.


Activity Details

Time needed: 2–3 hours

Materials needed:

  • Book
  • Article
  • Podcast
  • Or movie about a real-life example of a wilderness emergency


When you read about a tragedy or accident in which people are injured, often there’s an “everyday” person who doesn’t seem to panic and uses a little bit of training and a lot of courage to save someone’s life. Find out more about these everyday heroes.

Explore wilderness survival. Read a book or article, listen to a podcast, or watch a movie that tells a real-life story about people who faced an emergency in the wilderness. Note how they handled it, including what they did and didn’t do in responding.

Troop Leaders:  The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your  Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.

Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

Adapted from step 3 of the Ambassador First Aid Badge. This activity is part of the Superhero Girl Scouts Patch. Visit the Girls are Superheroes page to complete all requirements and earn the patch.