About CPR, AED, and Wilderness 1st Aid Training
Be Prepared for High Adventure
"Be Prepared" is the Scout Motto
Do you know what to do in an emergency out on the
trail or at an activity? Our council offers several courses
annually for you to gain the training and skills necessary to handle
the challenges that come with accidents or illness.
emphasis on hands-on learning, the four-hour CPR (cardiopulmonary
resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) course gives you
the skills to save a life. CPR and AED training is
universally recognized for its effectiveness. It can help ensure that
everyone, from Scouts to volunteers, are fully prepared. Visit our "Training Wizard" to
find the next scheduled course.
Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment and treatment given to
an ill or injured person in a remote environment where care
by a physician or rapid transport isn't possible. During
the 16-hour course, participants will learn how to assess, treat, and
(when possible) contain emergencies.
Current certification in an adult CPR course and completion of AED
training are prerequisites. It is a requirement for all units to have two Wilderness
First Aid trained leaders on any trips to BSA high adventure bases. Visit our "Training Wizard" to find
the next scheduled course.
If you are currently certified in CPR, AED and WFA by the American Red Cross (ARC) or Emergency Care & Safety
Institute you may use the certificate from those courses to meet the BSA training