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 in either March or October
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 $175.00 cost of the course includes the course materials
as well as professional instructor(s) and their expenses. The
course will fill at 20 people. 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 20
What to Bring: