Emergency Aid Stage 3 - Burns and Scalds

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A session to help Cub Scouts and Scouts understand how to deal with burns and scalds


Correct order for treatment (POL 14111 250107a.pdf Source: The Scout Association)
True and False Statements (POL 14111 250107b.pdf Source: The Scout Association)
Session Notes on burns and scalds (POL 14111c 080207.pdf Source: The Scout Association)
Water or cool liquid
Dressings or clean tea towel, sheet or plastic bag


Please note the first aid update in 2021 for burns, the NHS updated it back in 2018 (so use the information below rather than in the pdf for that part)

Cool the burn with cool or lukewarm running water for 20 minutes as soon as possible after the injury. Never use ice, iced water, or any creams or greasy substances like butter.

Dealing with burns and scalds appears in both Stage Two and Three of the Emergency Aid Staged Activity Badge
- The session should include a variety of methods to reinforce the learning, and these can be used at other times in the programme as a refresher
- There are three components:
1. Session notes
2. An ordered response activity
3. A true or false activity


  • burns
  • first aid
  • scalds

Badge Links

  • Emergency Aid - Burns
  • Emergency Aid - Burns