Wilderness First Aid Training (DOC) by changcheng2


									        Wilderness First Aid Training...
           for Scouts and Scouters!
                         April 1-2, 2006 at Lost Pines

The new American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics program is an outdoor
oriented first aid training program. This is a 16-hour first aid course for backcountry
situations when EMS is not readily available.
The “Wilderness First Aid Basics” program is designed especially for Venturing
Crews, Venture Patrols and our older Scouts as well as Scouters supporting an
advanced outdoor “high adventure” program. The class includes videos, classroom
presentations and skills practice as well as
outdoor     activities   including   realistic
scenarios and other problem solving
opportunities. This class will be held as an
“overnighter” at Lost Pines – camping
space will be available. The course fees are
$72.00 per person, which includes books,
course materials plus all meals.
Those who successfully complete this class
will receive the new "Wilderness First Aid
Basics" card. The class has no skill
prerequisites, however current American Red Cross First Aid and Adult CPR skills
will be helpful.
Attendance at this class is generally limited to Venture age Scouts fourteen and
older. All youth participants must have Scoutmaster or Unit Leader's
recommendation. This is a great opportunity for a father-son (or father-daughter or
mother-son or mother-daughter) learning experience! Or, an entire crew or patrol
could take the class together. This class requires a mature attitude and is physically
challenging… and a lot of fun!
This special class is being taught by a group of Scouters from Sam Houston Area
Council who offer an extensive set of American Red Cross training to Scout groups
in the Houston area – see their web site at http://www.scoutcpr.org for their
other offerings. We hope to develop the capability to deliver this and other
American Red Cross courses on an ongoing basis here in Capitol Area Council.
Please let us know if you’d be interested in becoming an instructor (certification can
be completed in a very full weekend, and is available to anyone 17 years old and
older so is ideal for older venturers as well as adult leaders)
Special thanks to the Volunteers and Staff of the Transylvania Chapter of the
American Red Cross, Brevard, NC for developing this class and making it available,
and to the Northern Branch Office Scout Training Team for being willing to travel to
Lost Pines to deliver it! Wilderness First Aid Basics is fun to take and to teach.
Download a great Wilderness First Aid article from the March-April 2002 issue of
Scouting at http://www.scoutcpr.org/documents/ScoutingPageWFAB.PDF

        Sponsored by Capitol Area Council Venturing Committee
             Wilderness First Aid Basics – Course Details
Check-in starts at 8am, Saturday, April 1st at Lindsay Lodge. Class begins promptly
at 9am. We will run fairly late Saturday night, will begin again Sunday morning with
a brief interfaith service and will continue until mid-afternoon.
Dacy campsite will be open and available on Friday and Saturday nights. Units
camping with youths are responsible for their own two deep leadership in camp.
Course fee is $72, which includes meals and materials. Registration and fee must
be received at Council office by September 20th. Class size is limited, so please
register early to avoid disappointment!
For more information, please contact the course organizer, T.W. Cook at
tw@twcook.com or 512-930-3803.

Registration Form
                City                            State              Zip
      Home Phone
      Work Phone
 Scouting Position
            Rank*                                                 Age*

* Youths only

Please mail registration & fee to:

Wilderness First Aid Basics
Capitol Area Council, BSA
7540 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723

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