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May 22-24, 2020
Wilderness First Aid

Is Your Unit Prepared for High Adventure?

The Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will be hosting a Wilderness First Training Course in spring 2020.  This training is open to youth, 15 years old and older, as well as any Scouter. 

The Boy Scouts of America requires that any contingent attending a BSA High Adventure Base have at least two adults with current Wilderness First Aid Training and CPR Training.   Participants must have current CPR and First Aid Certification before attending these sessions.  Orientation and survival techniques are also not covered in this course on first aid. 

It is highly recommended, although not required, that units have a Wilderness First Aid Trained leader for high adventure treks to locations outside of BSA High Adventure Bases.  Wilderness First Aid Training is good for two years. 

Due to the in-depth nature of the course, it will take place over three days and two night.  The course days are Friday, May 15 through Sunday,May 17.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. A BSA-led task force has developed WFA doctrine and curriculum.  Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Youth and adult Scout leaders over age 14 are invited to participate and earn their certification.

A fee of $100 must be paid two weeks before the class.  Please, register online at www.jayhawkcouncil.org.

This event is primarily designated for adults, but Scouts who are at least First Class rank and have completed the specified requirements are also welcome to register.

For more information contact Jack Collie at (785) 633-6702,  [Click for member's page] or John Ayers at (785) 357-4018, [Click for member's page].