First Aid Merit Badge

First Aid Merit Badge (Scouts BSA)

We 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.

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 MUST 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.

This course is typically scheduled on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday) from 8am–4pm 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).
Scouts practicing a choking first aid scenario

Course Information

Course Length:
9 hours (8 AM – 5 PM) with a 1-hour lunch break from 12PM–1PM.
   Lunch is NOT provided.

Course Tuition:
$45 per Scout (includes all training materials, handouts, etc.)
   Pre-Registration is Required. NO REFUNDS.
  • Participants should already have completed ALL first aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks.
       These requirements will be reviewed in class & will be able to be earned in class.
  • 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 (below).

500 FAMB Classroom 2


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) 831-5300.

The minimum number of Scouts required to host a first aid merit badge class is 12, and the maximum is typically 30–40 Scouts. We do require at least 30 days lead time. Please note that at this time, this course is currently ONLY offered in Northern Virginia and nearby surrounding areas including Washington D.C. and parts of Maryland.