Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to
wilderness medicine, taught over two days. Attendance both days is
If you like to take short trips relatively
close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend
family outdoor activities, or just spending time in the outdoors, this
course is for you!
This course is great for people of all
experience levels and is best suited for those who work and play
outdoors where EMS response time can be expected in more than 30
minutes but fewer than 8 hours. This course is strongly recommended
for adults who run camps in rural areas (including Rocky Ledges and
Camp Gisco!), as well as any Troop Volunteers who take their girls
hiking, backpacking or traveling.
You'll learn the
Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid
treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how
to make appropriate evacuation decisions.
both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather,
so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!
Prerequisites: Participants must be at least 14 years of age to
register. Participants must also have a current adult CPR/AED
Certification, as well.
Check out our Council Activities
page to see upcoming training dates.