Basic First Aid Training
This course will provide 3-year certification in basic first aid under the guidelines of the National Safety Council. The course will cover topics including recognition of and care for soft tissue injuries; burns; muscle, bone, and joint injuries; bites and stings; and sudden illness.
This training, through the American Heart Association or the Red Cross, provides 1-2 year certification and will cover topics such as treatment for choking, rescue breathing, and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
Safe Swim Defense
Before a BSA group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card (No. 34243) with them, and agree to use the eight defenses in this plan. This course is available online.
Safety Afloat has been developed to promote boating and boating safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat. Before a BSA group may engage in an excursion, expedition, or trip on the water (canoe, raft, sailboat, motorboat, rowboat, tube, or other craft), adult leaders for such activity must complete Safety Afloat Training, have a commitment card with them, and be dedicated to full compliance with all nine points of Safety Afloat. This course is available online.
Weather Hazard Training
This course offers training on how to deal with various weather hazards a unit might encounter during outdoor activities. It is REQUIRED for ALL tour permits and is available online.
Wilderness First Aid Basics
The course is 16 hours total, divided into 4 sections.
- Identify how to respond to emergency situations in delayed emergency help situations
- Identify causes of injuries and how injuries can be prevented in wilderness areas
- Learn proper advance preparation for journeys into the backcountry
- Learn the Emergency Action Steps for First Aid Response to be employed when EMS is not readily available
- Learn basic and more advanced first aid techniques to use when an injury occurs
- Learn how to respond to an emotionally upset victim
- Learn short distance transfer and evacuation techniques
- Experience providing wilderness first aid through scenarios and simulated rescues
This course does not teach CPR skills. (a 4-hour CPR certification training can be added)
Participants should be 15 years or older.