you going to be part of a high adventure Philmont, Northern
Tier, Summit or Sea Base crew, or are you a weekend hiker on
the Appalachian Trail or in the Cohutta Wilderness? How often
are you out of cell phone range and unable to “Call 911” when
you are out with your scouts? Are you prepared in a first aid
emergency when help is more than 30 minutes away, front country
or back country? Come to the Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base at
200 Lovingood Drive in Woodstock on either March 4th & 5th
or October 14th & 15th for Basic Wilderness First Aid training.
Units should consider sponsoring their high adventure adult
leaders and older Scouts. The course is open to boys and girls
in the Scouting program 14 or older, to adult Scouters, and
to the general public.
SOLO: Professional wilderness first aid instructors from Stonehearth
Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) of Conway, NH, will teach
this 16-hour course. SOLO’s Basic WFA training is a 2-year certification
recognized by BSA high adventure bases. The course is scheduled
8 AM – 5 PM on BOTH Saturday and Sunday. You must be present
both days. More at www.soloschools.org.
The $150.00 cost of the course includes the course materials
as well as professional instructor(s) and their expenses. The
course will fill at 50 people. No refunds after February 20th
for the March course, October 2nd for the October course. We
provide lunch. A campsite will be available for course Scout
& Scouter participants for the weekend, or participants
may commute. There are motels and restaurants in nearby Woodstock,
Canton and Kennesaw.
Contact; Contact: Charlie Pineo, Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base
volunteer, at (404) 520-2716, or by email at WildFirstAid@aol.com
for additional course information.
Class size: Maximum 50
What to Bring: