Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid
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Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 12/8/2004
133 Ashely Marsh Dr
Brunswick, GA 31523, US
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Boy Scouts of America requires that a minimum of one person in each crew (group) be Wilderness First Aid (WFA) trained and certified at all BSA National High Adventure camps (i.e. Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Camps, etc.) no exceptions.

WHAT: Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certification Course. CPR certification is a prerequisite to attending this course. A CPR card must be presented prior to the training.

WHEN: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday, December 8, 2018 & 9:00am to 6:00 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018. You must attend both days of training for certification.

WHERE: BSA Camp Tolochee, 133 Ashley Marsh Drive, Brunswick, GA 31523

WHO: This course is for registered Scouters and Scouts, Cub Scout adult leaders, Venturing Crew and Leaders and anyone involved in Scouting.


  • Must be at least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course. It is strongly recommended that Scouts have earned their First Aid Merit Badge prior to attending and Scouters have some first aid knowledge. This will be a fast-paced course due to all the material that will be covered, but it will be fun and practical to what you may face in remote areas in an emergency situation. Be prepared for the physical stressors that this course presents. Over half of the course is hands on coached first aid scenarios and the student will be completing performance objectives in a wilderness environment.


  • Current CPR certification card.

REGISTRATION: Priority will be given to persons who have registered and paid in advance.

Maximum participants: 25

There are no cancellation refunds. You are responsible to provide an alternate for your slot with notification via e-mail to the attached contact with the replacement persons’ name and required information. The reason is that your course materials would already have been ordered.

Camping is permitted on site but each camper is responsible for their own food and preparation. No food will be served for this course except for snacks. Please contact Al Thomas thomas.alfred@att.net if you plan to camp at the site for the training.

COST: $70.00 per student must be paid in full by the posted deadline. No students will be accepted after the deadline date so that the appropriate amount of training materials can be ordered.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials, handouts, WFA field first aid manual and WFA Certificate (upon course completion).  Bring your own lunch for Saturday and Sunday (this will be a lunch and learn session to help with early dismissal). A small cooler with drinks, snacks, and your lunch would be advisable…Remember… “Leave No Trace”.

ABOUT THE COURSE: The BSA Wilderness First Aid course is intended for those involved in activities that take them beyond the scope of traditional urban emergency medical services. It helps to provide knowledge and skills necessary to deal with emergency situations where access to EMS will be delayed. This course covers delayed/remote help situations, causes, and prevention of wilderness injuries, preparation for back company trips, emergency action steps when EMS is not readily available, training in basic and advanced first aid techniques when an injury occurs, responding to an emotionally upset victim, short distance transfer and evacuation techniques and experience providing wilderness first aid through scenarios and simulated rescues that test knowledge and skills. Those who successfully complete the two-day course will receive an ECSI certificate. (WFA certificate is good for two years). The participants of the course will be divided into smaller groups for the scenarios.

WHAT TO BRING: Writing utensils, notebook with paper, water bottles or hydration system, your lunch for both days, insect repellant, sun screen, a camp chair for lectures, and a fast-paced learning attitude. Wear comfortable clothing for training that you don’t mind getting stained/dirty. The classroom will be outdoors in a wooded area with a pond. During scenarios you will be responders or patients. Bring clothing and accessories for all types of weather you may encounter during the training. Training will not be cancelled due to inclement weather except for safety reasons. Load your backpack, duffel bag, or large gym bag like you are ready for a three-day backpacking/camping trip and bring to training. Bring items you would normally carry such as sleeping bag, small tent, trekking pole, first aid kit, etc. No cooking items or food in pack except for those previously explained. Pack only one change of clothes. You will be carrying these to each block of instruction and utilizing items to improvise for first aid needs.

CONTACT:  For additional information contact Al Thomas, thomas.alfred@att.net .

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$70.00 per ADULTS
$70.00 per YOUTH

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