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Wilderness First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid Course
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2680 Highway 154 (Rancho Alegre)
Santa Barbara, CA 93105, US
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Wilderness First AidWilderness First Aid - a two day course offered by the American Red Cross - is required of all Trek Crews attending Philmont. At least one person in the crew must have completed this course and holds a current training card. Because of illnesses and unforeseen circumstances it is recommended that all crews have at least two participants with this requirement.

This course is not offered by all Red Cross Councils (including the one in Santa Barbara at present). The course is also offered over spring break at UCSB, however the cost is generally the same but doesn't include lodging, meals, and you have to pay for parking.

April 12 - 13, 2013 course at Rancho Alegre


The Los Padres Council is pleased to once again offer a Wilderness First Aid Course. This course is now required for all units that attend one of the National High Adventure Base Programs (Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier). It is also a great course to take for all units that are going on a backcountry trip this summer and beyond.

Wilderness First Aid is invaluable to you, the unit or trek leader, as it goes well beyond your basic first aid. When you are hours from available emergency medical services, you will be really thankful that you took this course! This course is 18 hours in length, but invaluable in the resources you will learn to use.

The course will be held at Rancho Alegre on Friday, April 12, 2013, from 3 PM to 10 PM and Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 8 AM to 9 PM. Yes, these are long hours, but will not impact your Sunday obligations. You will stay overnight at Rancho Alegre (in our dorms, so just bring sleeping bag and personal gear), have dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday.

A pre-requisite for the course is current certification in CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator). You will need to bring a copy of your card to the course. Not currently certified? No problem – we will be offering CPR and AED beginning at 12 PM on Friday

Costs for the Wilderness First Aid course: Los Padres Council Scouters $160 per person; Non Los Padres Council Scouters: $170; Non-scout community members $200. Costs include the course, course materials, certification card, lodging and meals. Thanks to a grant from our National Office, we are able to offer this course at this greatly reduced price.) PLEASE NOTE THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THE COURSE IS 16.

For those needing Basic First Aid/CPR, a special course will be held earlier in the day on Friday, April 12th. Charge for this segment for Los Padres Council member is $45. For Scouts/Scouters from other Councils, the cost is $55. For non-Scout participants the course is $60. To learn more and register click here.

To register for the Wilderness First Aid course online, click here. To download a flyer with all the details for yourself or to share with others, click here.


For a copy of the flyer with all this information to keep as a reminder or to share with others, click here.

DAY / DATE:             Friday & Saturday, APRIL 12-13, 2013

TIME:                         FRI - 1500 - 2200; SAT 0800 - 2100

LOCATION:               Rancho Alegre

COST:                        LPC Scouters - $160.00; 
                                   Other Council Scouters - $170.00;
                                   non Scouters - $200.00

SPONSORED BY:     Los Padres Council, BSA         

INSTRUCTOR:         Lead Instructor - George Brown

PREREQUISITE:      Adult CPR & AED - must have been taken within two years of April 12, 2013
                                  16 years of age

DESCRIPTION:         BSA / ARC course with emphasis on decision making

REQUIREMENTS:      Attend all sessions, participate fully; course is physically demanding
                                    Pass final exam with score of 80% or better

STUDENT BRINGS:    Notebook, pen / pencil, backpack, BSA Medical, Parts A & B

OTHER INFO:              Meals and housing in Rancho Alegre dorms

                                     Welcome letter will have more details

REGISTER:                   Friday, March 15, 2013

FOR MORE INFO:        George Brown, 805 528 7214; kf6pbl@hotmail.com


REGISTRATION:           www.lpcbsa.org

REV 3 - FRI 14 DEC 2012

Contact E-mail
$160.00 per Los Padres Council BSA Members
$170.00 per Non-Los Padres Council Scout/Scouter
$200.00 per Non-registered in BSA


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