Life Skills

Cadette First Aid Badge Activity


Find Out How to Treat Serious Outdoor Injuries

To research wilderness emergencies and find out how to treat serious outdoor injuries. 

Activity Details

Time needed: 1–2 hours

Materials needed:  

  • Computer
  • Tablet
  • Phone with internet access  


What do you do if someone breaks a leg while you’re hiking in the mountains? Or how do you help someone who has nearly drowned on a boat trip? Research wilderness emergencies in this activity.

Find out about common injuries. Go online and research injuries suffered by people participating in an outdoor activity you enjoy, such as canoeing or skiing. If you can, interview someone from a search-and-rescue squad or emergency response unit about how they treat those injuries, how you can get help if someone is injured, and what to do while you’re waiting for help to arrive. It doesn’t have to be in person—you could do the interview by phone, email, or video chat.

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 Cadette 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.