Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base
SOLO Basic Wilderness First Aid
What to Bring Prerequisites Resources Registration

BSA Lifeguard patchAre 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:

The course will go on rain or shine. Dress for the weather in layers to avoid hypothermia. Be prepared. You will receive additional information about what to bring a week prior to the course. All participants must bring a current BSA Medical Form, Parts A & B (no doctor visit required).

Prerequisites:

There are no technical or training prerequisites for the course. The only requirement is your desire to upgrade your first aid skills. NOTE: CPR certification is not included or required for this course. Classes will be taught in the open pavilion at the Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base. Hands-on practice sessions/ scenarios take place in the adjoining forest.

This course may be used to recertify a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) credential. Please inquire.

Resources:

Registration:

Select the date below on which you'd like to participate. You'll be taken to that date entry on the Atlanta Area Council calendar. Note that you may see multiple CAAB programs listed for the desired date. Select the registration button at the bottom of the page.


Updated 07/31/17
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