Wilderness First Aid Course in April
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 4, 2014 from 3 PM to 10 PM and Saturday, April 5, 2014, 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 (within the past two years) certification in Adult 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 Noon on Friday
Costs for the Wilderness First Aid course: Los Padres Council Scouters $160 per person; Non Los Padres Council Scouters: $175; 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.
There is an additional cost for the CPR/AED training: Los Padres Council Scouters $45 per person; Non Los Padres Council Scouters $55; Non-Scout community members $60.
THE COURSE IS LIMITED TO 16 PARTICIPANTS. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO LOS PADRES COUNCIL SCOUTERS FIRST, THEN OTHER COUNCIL SCOUTERS, THEN NON-SCOUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS
REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 8, 2014
You must attend all course sessions and participate fully - this is a physically demanding course. You must pass the final exam with a score of 80% or better.
To sign up click on the link to the Wilderness First Aid Course. For more information contact Ron Walsh at 686-5167 or email@example.com. or e-mail George Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.