A review of first aid provision within Scouting has been undertaken which has resulted in a task and finish group being established consisting of members with a variety of roles and backgrounds. This group have been working through a set of recommendations which are intended to improve the first aid provision within the Scouts. The first phase of outcomes from this work relates to the requirements for first aid in remote environments, and also the duration between members undertaking first aid training
Updated rules and resources:
Rule 9.7 Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme - This rule is being updated to better describe the activities considered to be remote and therefore require immediate access to someone with a higher level of first aid qualification.
Rule 9.56 Nights Away - Responsibilities - This rule is being updated to better describe the activities considered to be remote and therefore require immediate access to someone with a higher level of first aid qualification.
The Appointment Process 5 – Reviewing Appointments - This rule is being updated to require members to maintain a minimum of first response at all times following their first appointment review.
First Aid FAQs – This is a new resource, developed following feedback from members during the project and the pre-launch checks phase.
A transition till 31 December 2020 has been provided to ensure that members have time to adapt to the new requirements. Work is ongoing to review the existing content of the First Response course and associated materials