Atlanta Area Council  
   

Wilderness First Aid

Planning a trip to the back country where a 911 call cannot get through, or where rescue may be hours away? Going to Philmont, Northern Tier, or Sea Base? Hiking the Appalachian Trail with your Troop or Crew? You might find yourself in a situation requiring not only first aid, but also care until evacuation or rescue.

Take your standard first aid skills to a higher level. The Atlanta Area Council Activities Committee will sponsor several Wilderness First Aid Courses throughout the year. They are offered at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. 

Basic Wilderness First Aid

(American Red Cross Certification) 

This is a 16-hour course developed by the American Red Cross (ARC) and is taught by scout leaders who are certified ARC instructors. Participants, who complete all course requirements, receive a two-year ARC certification. The course requires that all participants complete either of two evening orientation sessions AND an all-day Saturday session. This course is open to all adult leaders, AND we encourage scouts 14 and older to participate.

Pre-Requisites

  • All participants must have completed and be certified in Basic CPR to receive the WFA certificate card. AAC accepts only CPR certificates from the American Red Cross (ARC) or the American Heart Association (AHA). Hands-on training is accepted only, online courses do not qualify. Qualifying certification of this WFA requirement will be offered by AAC at CPR Saturday on May 14, 2016.
  • Questions can be addressed to the Course Director, Jeffrey Lybarger, at JLybarger@bellsouth.net.

Dates & Registration

This training costs $75 per participant.

Participants must attend one evening session and one Saturday session. 

Click on the date combination below to register now online:

Option 1: Thursday, April 14: 6pm - 10pm AND Saturday, April 23: 7:30am - 5pm

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Option 2: Tuesday, April 19: 6pm - 10pm AND Saturday, April 23: 7:30am - 5pm

Evening Sessions will be held at the Atlanta Area Council Volutneer Service Center. The all-day session on Saturday, April 23 will be held at Bert Adams Scout Reservation; Camp Gorman.

Intermediate Wilderness First Aid

(SOLO WFA Certification)

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is SOLO’s most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. The course focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.  During the course, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

Pre-Requisites

  • All participants must be 14 years of age at the completion of the course.
  • CPR Certification is not included nor is it required.
  • All participants must bring a current BSA Medical Form, Parts A & B.

Registration Details:

  • Deadline to register is:  ____________
  • $150 per participant.  Fee includes lunch on both days and a campsite registration. Camping can be arranged for scouts & scouters by prior arrangement with the Course Coordinator.  Breakfast and dinner will not be provided.
  • Click on the course schedule below to register online:

Fall 2016: Two-day course October 15-16 at  Allatoona Aquatics Base.

Spring 2017: Two-day course March 4-5 at  Allatoona Aquatics Base.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid

(SOLO AWFA Certification)

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life. The AWFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines. The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

Pre-Requisites

  • Participants must have completed Basic Wilderness First Aid in the past 24 months.
  • CPR Ceritification is not included or required.
  • All participants must bring a current BSA Medical Form, Parts A & B.

Dates & Registration

This training costs $150 per participant including lunch on both days and a campsite registartion. Breakfast and dinner will not be provided.

Spring 2016 Session: Two-day course April 9-10 at  Allatoona Auqatics Base.

Fall 2016 Session: Two-day course November 5-6 at  Allatoona Aquatics Base.

ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)

ATLANTA SCOUT SHOP

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 7:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 5:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)