First Response for Young leaders

Saturday 16th March 2024

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First Response for Young leaders

1st Response for Young Leaders Saturday 16th March 2024 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Great Hollands Hall (pavilion), South Road, Wokingham, RG40 3EE

1st Response is Girlguiding's own first aid course this presentation is aimed at Young leaders 14 plus who are working in the unit, it is suitable for our young adult leaders in full time education too.

It will train you to provide first aid to members in emergencies - in or outside of your unit meeting place. The course was created specifically for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association. It is not recognised as a first aid qualification outside of Girlguiding or Scouting.

Once you are 18 to be a first aider in Girlguiding and to have the course recorded on GO as complete you will need to complete the Girlguiding 1st response e learning 

If you have a first aid certificate you may not need to complete the 1st response course. If your certificate covers all of this list and was at least 6 hours in duration you will only need to complete the Girlguiding first response  e-learning. To have your external certificate verified and added to GO please see all the information on our region website

The cost of the 1st response course is £20. You will be emailed on how you can pay this. It is a legitimate unit expense and should be covered by your unit budget. Please do let the cost put you off attending and either speak with your unit leader or email

the day covers

  • Fractures and sprains
  • Head injury
  • Dental incidents
  • Burns
  • Asthma
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Sepsis/Meningitis
  • Causes and level of unresponsiveness 
  • Approach and assessment
  • CPR for an adult
  • CPR for a child
  • Use of AED (automated external defibrillator) 
  • Choking
  • Recovery / safe airway position
  • Bleeding
  • Fractures and sprains
  • Anaphylaxis

You will need to bring a blanket, a packed lunch and a refillable waterbottle, please wear uniform or comfortable guidiwear, this is an active course and you will be moving around the hall.

Event Location:

Great Hollands Hall (pavilion), South Road, Wokingham, RG40 3EE

*Unless marked as optional, all fields are required

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Please note that Berkshire Girlguiding is covering the cost of this training; if you book a space and subsequently find you are unable to attend please contact Gillian as soon as possible on: so that someone from the waiting list can take your place