Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base
Advanced Programs
Preparation for Northern Tier Canoeing Wilderness First Aid

The following advanced programs are offered at or through the Aquatics Base:

Preparation for Northern Tier Canoeing

In this exciting program you'll learn how to portage canoes and equipment to different lakes, receive first aid and survival training for use in the wilderness, learn what gear to bring and how to pack it... all from staff members who have been to the Northern Tier Bases!

Wilderness First Aid

Are you out on a hike or sail where a call to 911 is impossible? Are you out of cell range or more than 2 hours from help? How good are your first aid skills in a wilderness medical emergency?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then plan on coming out in March or October for Basic Wilderness First Aid training. High adventure Philmont crews must have this training. It's strongly recommended for Northern Tier and Sea Base crews, and for weekend hikers on the Appalachian Trail or in the Cohutta Wilderness. You'll learn more than what is taught in basic first aid classes oriented toward everyday, community settings.

A well-trained adult Scouter or Scout with the first aid skills taught at this course should be an asset to any crew, troop or team. Local troops should consider sponsoring their high adventure crew leaders. Open to Scouting/Venturing youth 14 and older and to adult Scouters.

The 2-day Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Supplement course goes into greater depth than the 2-day Basic WFA course on the first aid subjects. This AWFA course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. The 2-day AWFA Supplement course is open to anyone who has completed the SOLO Basic WFA course within the past 24 months.

Come to the Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base at 200 Lovingood Drive in Woodstock the second weekend in April for this 2-day Advanced Wilderness First Aid supplemental training. A Scout, Venturer or adult Scouter with the advanced wilderness first aid skills taught at this course should be a valuable asset to any high adventure trek, Venturing Crew, Sea Scout ship, Varsity team, or Troop. The course is open to youth 14 or older, Venturers male and female, to adult Scouters and to others who have completed a SOLO Basic Wilderness First Aid course since March 2013.

Updated 6/29/21
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