Covid-19 (Coronavirus) updates

First Response, courses, e-learning and existing qualifications

Date: 9th Mar 2021 Author: Cathryn Atkinson

Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at the time of gaining their Wood Badge and then renew this at intervals of no more than every three years.

The minimum first aid required is First Response, but higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of activities in remote environments.

Please visit our website page at for further details on what is needed and how first response can be completed.


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