Solo Basic Wilderness FIrst Aid

Are 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.

SThe $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.

Email Charlie Pineo, Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base volunteer, or call (404) 520-2716.


Class size: Maximum 20


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).

DOWNLOAD THE MEDICAL FORM

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.


Registration

The programs offered are for Troops, Crews, Ships, and Teams. Cub Scouts may not participate in our programs pursuant to the BSA's Age-Appropriate Guidelines For Scouting Activities. Select a date below and you'll be taken to the Council's registration system, powered by Tentaroo. If you're a parent registering your Scout for one of our programs log in to your account and you'll be taken to the registration page for the desired program. If you don't have an account create an "Individual/Family" account then navigate to the desired program. If you are a Unit Leader registering your unit for one of our programs log in to your unit's account. If you do not have your unit's login information please contact Veronica Bramlet.


Register today!

If you need to cancel for any reason, please email us. Cancellations made 2 or more weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. See refund policy at the bottom of the page.

Saturday, March 5, 8AM - Sunday, March 6, 5PM

Registration opens December 1, 2021 at 9AM

Saturday, April 23, 8AM - Sunday, April 24, 5PM

Registration opens December 1, 2021 at 9AM

Saturday, October 15, 8AM - Sunday, October 16, 5PM

Registration opens December 1, 2021 at 9AM


Class Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Due to the limited number of scouts that we can accommodate in each class, we kindly ask that you contact us as early as possible if a scout cannot attend a class. Requests to withdraw from a class (cancel), change a class (drop/add), and/or receive a refund must be done in writing, preferably by sending an Email Donna Horne, Administrative Professional of Programs.

Refunds will be made when the withdrawal (cancellation) is at least 2 weeks before the class date.

File Name Description
2022 Wilderness First Aid Flyers Download
BSA Age Appropriate Guidelines For Scouting Activities Download
BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A&B) Download