Life Skills

Senior First Aid Badge Activity


Use Everyday Objects to Make Splints



To learn how to improvise and create a splint with everyday objects. 

Activity Details

Time needed: 1–2 hours

Materials needed: 

  • Household objects that can be used to make splints


If you’re caught in a natural disaster or are in a remote location, you may have to improvise as you offer help to others. In this activity, you’ll use common materials to make splints.

Research how to make splints from everyday objects. Then ask your family to help you practice this skill in real life. Notice which objects are easiest to make into splints and which are the hardest. Ask your family to give you feedback about how well they think you did.


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 Senior 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.