First Aid Merit Badge

First Aid Merit BadgeWe are excited to be offering the First Aid merit badge, an Eagle-required merit badge! Throughout the year, we anticipate offering several of these courses in the Northern Virginia area; all, being taught by Eagle Scouts who are registered merit badge counselors with the National Capital Area Council, BSA.

Scouts can nearly complete the entire First Aid Merit Badge in just one day! This class will be taught by some of our local Council's most experienced medical professionals. It is limited to the first 30 participants to sign up. Scouts should have all first aid requirements already completed for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks in order to participate. Scouts should also come prepared with a first aid kit for your home (display and discuss its contents with your counselor). The only requirement not able to be completed in class, is requirement #7; teach a scout a first aid skill learned in class, of your counselors choosing. This requirement is typically to be done after class, and to a younger or new scout. We firmly believe that teaching a scout a first aid skill should be a truly beneficial act, and not something done in class.


This course is typically scheduled on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday) from 8 am - 4 pm with a one-hour break for lunch from 12pm-1pm. Lunch is NOT provided. Parents are encouraged to stay for class and learn along with the Scouts - HOWEVER, the course is not open to any non-Scouting adults or youth (Sorry, BSA rules & regs).



Course Information

Cost: $39 per Scout (all materials are provided)
Pre-Registration is Required. NO REFUNDS.
Length: 8 hours (8 am-4 pm) with a 1-hour lunch break from 12-1pm.
Lunch is NOT provided.

  Participants should have already completed all first aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class rank.

  Prepare a first aid kit for your home. Bring it with you to class to show and discuss its contents with your counselor.

  To help Scouts track their work, we recommend downloading our First Aid Merit Badge Workbook (Adobe PDF).

Downloads:   First Aid Merit Badge Workbook

View Upcoming First Aid Merit Badge Classes


Want to Host a First Aid Merit Badge Class?


If your Boy Scout Troop/Crew or District is interested in hosting a first aid merit badge class at your location in Northern Virginia, please contact Clif Castleman or give us a call at (703) 444-9468.

The minimum number of Scouts required to host a first aid merit badge class is 12, and we require at least 30 days lead time. This course is currently only offered in Northern Virginia (Fairfax & Loudoun counties).



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  1. Senaida November 17, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Scouting Programs.

  2. Maggie August 12, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Are there any classes to help with the First Aid merit badge this summer?

    • wildsafe August 23, 2017 at 6:25 PM

      Hi, Maggie! YES! We just added one in September in Herndon, VA! 😀

  3. Barry Donewar August 23, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    I love this.

    What can not be covered in the class?

    • wildsafe September 17, 2017 at 11:18 AM

      Requirements 2D & 7 cannot be done in class, although requirement 2D can be made at home and brought in to class to get it signed off. Requirement 7 requires that the Scout teach another Scout a first aid skill learned in class.

  4. Elizabeth April 16, 2018 at 9:21 AM

    Hi, will you be offering another class anytime soon?

    • wildsafe April 16, 2018 at 3:18 PM

      If a Troop or District would like to host a course, they are welcome to host one – however we do not offer this course without a Scout unit sponsoring it.

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