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 and Advanced levels.
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/afternoon orientation sessions AND one all-day Saturday session. This course is open to all adult leaders, AND we encourage scouts 14 and older to participate.
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