Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This 16-hour hands-on training will prepare you to safely participate in unit outdoor adventures and will qualify you to attend the National Jamboree or any BSA High Adventure base. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Adult Scout leaders and youth 14 years old or older are invited to participate and earn their certification.
Participants must attend all 16 hours of the training (both days) and have a current CPR/AED certification to receive credit for this course.
Check back for the 2017 training date.
Schoenwald Park (directions)
16030 Sylvester Road SW
Burien, WA 98166
Be prepared and please bring:
- Food and drink
- Clothing appropriate for weather and season, scenarios will be held outside
- Day pack with at least the 10 essentials (full backpacking gear would be best)
- Personal first aid kit appropriate for the wilderness
- Wilderness First Aid - What Is It and Why Should You Care?
- Wilderness First Aid: Ready for the Worst
Please direct questions to your Scoutmaster or your District Training Chair.