Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First Aid is a 16-hour hands-on course that emphasizes the issues that may be encountered with illness and injury when definitive medical care is more than one hour away. The course is required for crews attending programs at any of the BSA High Adventure bases and recommended for all BSA programs. Coupled with CPR/AED training, this training gives the participants the knowledge, ability, and confidence to deal with emergencies and routine medical issues that might arise on an outdoor adventure.
There are no prerequisites for this training, but all of the BSA High Adventure Bases require at least one person also be currently trained in Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED standards (Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico requires two per trek). The minimum age requirements for Wilderness First Aid are the same as participation for attendance at the High Adventure Base. If the youth is eligible for the high adventure, they are eligible to attend this training.
Wilderness First Aid is one of the courses available during the MEGA Training Weekend event in May.
During MEGA Training, Wilderness First Aid Training is offered at Lost Pines Scout Reservation, 785 FM 1441, Bastrop, TX 78602.
There is a $150 fee to take Wilderness First Aid Training during the MEGA Training weekend.
Registration is completed online, as part of the MEGA Training weekend event registration.