First Response is the minimum first aid requirement for leaders, managers & supporters in Scouting, which has been developed in conjunction with Girlguiding UK. In some scenarios a higher level of first aid qualification is mandatory (e.g. remote areas). Full information about the First Response course, along with the syllabus can be found on the First Response page of the Scout website.
First Response options
First Response is offered in two formats (refresher has been discontinued in 2020):
- First Response full course (6 hours)
This is typically run from 09:30 to 16:30 or similar and lesson plans & resources are available on the Scout website. This can also be run as 3 x 2 hour sessions via Zoom (module 10A) plus a practical session (module 10B).
- First Response blended approach (with e-learning)
This is a course with a 3 hour e-learning course and either a:
• 2.5 to 3 hour face to face session
• OR a 2.5 hour Zoom session (module 10A) plus practical session (module 10B)
Running a 10A: Emergency aid theory session
10A validation sessions are facilitated through the Cumbria Scouts website, and one of the Scout shared Zoom accounts (if virtual). To put on a session, please email our ‘Website First Response’ coordinator , Mike F: email@example.com. Once set up, the session will be advertised on the Cumbria Scouts website through out What’s On page.
For face-to-face sessions, your local training team or district team can help facilitate finding venues.
Running virtual 10A sessions
You will need the shared PowerPoint slides, and know how to use Zoom, including how to manage breakout rooms.
We are using a shared resource from Hampshire Scouts to run the sessions. The slideshow is updated regularly, but can be downloaded and changed by yourself if needed.
Managing & recording attendance at virtual 10A sessions
Before the Meeting
- Before the session starts, go to https://zoom.us and log in with the Zoom username and password (will be sent via separate email to you).
- Click Meetings, then click on the Virtual Session Meeting you are about to run.
- At the bottom of the page next to ‘Manage Registrants’, click ‘Edit’.
- Keep this page handy for the start of the Zoom session
- To start the meeting, open a new browser tab or open Zoom on your PC. Log in, the navigate to ‘Meetings’ and click ‘Start Meeting’ next to the correct meeting date.
During the Meeting
- Note: Waiting rooms are in operation for the meetings, so you will need to ‘Admit’ participants. To do this, click the ‘Participants’ button, you can then see the waiting room – click ‘admit all’.
- To record attendance: This could be at the start or the end, whichever suits you.
- Compare the list of Approved Registrants with those who have been at the session. (There may be more than one page!)
- Select the checkboxes of those who have NOT joined the session, click ‘Cancel Registration’, then Click ‘Send’.
After the Meeting
- Click on ‘Reports’ from the main menu.
- The click ‘Meeting’, you should see a record of your meeting, if not you may need to adjust the search dates.
- Click ‘Generate’, select ‘Approved’ registrants and then ‘OK’.
- The webpage will automatically move you to the ‘Report Queue’ page.
- Click ‘download’ next to your meeting report.
- Once downloaded, attach the file to an email, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The attendees will then be marked as present, and automatic emails sent out for evaluation and to the First Aid administrator to sign them off on Compass.
Running face-to-face 10A sessions
To run these sessions face-to-face, please download the shared resources. To record attendance, please email the attendance list to Alan H, our ‘County First Aid Administrator’: email@example.com
Running a 10B: Emergency aid practical session
When running face-to-face practical sessions, please follow The Scouts guidance on putting them on. From the resources, use the practical demonstration part from the Session Plan PDF. During the practical session, the participant must demonstrate (as a minimum):
- Approach and initial assessment of a scene/casualty
- CPR for an adult
- CPR for a child