THIS SESSION IS FULL - NO MORE REGISTRATION SPOTS AVAILABLE - You can contact Rancho Alegre about being wait-listed.
The Los Padres Council is pleased to once again offer a Wilderness First Aid Course. This course is now required for all units that attend one of the National High Adventure Base Programs (Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier). It is also a great course to take for all units that are going on a backcountry trip this summer and beyond.
Wilderness First Aid is invaluable to you, the unit or trek leader, as it goes well beyond your basic first aid. When you are hours from available emergency medical services, you will be really thankful that you took this course! This course is 18 hours in length, but invaluable in the resources you will learn to use.
The course will be held at Rancho Alegre on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 3 PM to 10 PM and Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 8 AM to 9 PM. Yes, these are long hours, but will not impact your Sunday obligations. You will stay overnight at Rancho Alegre (in our dorms, so just bring sleeping bag and personal gear), have dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday.
A pre-requisite for the course is current certification in CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator). You will need to bring a copy of your card to the course. Not currently certified? No problem – we will be offering CPR and AED beginning at 12 PM on Friday.Click here for Wilderness First Aid Pre-requisite CPR/AED Course - 5/4/2012 to obtain more information and sign-up
Costs for the Wilderness First Aid course: Los Padres Council Scouters $160 per person; Non Los Padres Council Scouters: $175; Non-scout community members $200. Costs include the course, course materials, certification card, lodging and meals. (Thanks to a grant from our National Office, we are able to offer this course at this greatly reduced price.) PLEASE NOTE THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THE COURSE IS 16.
There is an additional cost for the CPR/AED training: Los Padres Council Scouters $45 per person; Non Los Padres Council Scouters $55; Non-Scout community members $60.
THE COURSE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO LOS PADRES COUNCIL SCOUTERS FIRST, THEN SCOUTERS FROM OTHER COUNCILS, THEN NON-SCOUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
The number of participants has been increased to 20. We were able to obtain the services of a second qualified instructor for this course. As of March 25, we had 13 people registered and spaces remaining for 7 more participants.
REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 20, 2012
To sign up, fill out the attached form, or go to the council website, www.lpcbsa.org and click on the link to the Wilderness First Aid Course. If using the attached form, mail to Rancho Alegre Program Office, 2680 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, or fax to (805) 686-5175. For more information contact Ron Walsh at 686-5167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or e-mail George Brown at email@example.com