Wilderness First Aid
The South Georgia Council BSA is pleased to offer the Wilderness First Aid course on Saturday, March 14.
Wilderness first aid, or “WFA”, is a generic term that commonly refers to any training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care. WFA courses are intended for anyone planning a remote high adventure, from lay responders to medical professionals.
Youth (14 years old and up) and adult Scout leaders are encouraged to take a WFA course based on the specific curriculum developed by the BSA, which includes a management dimension that most courses fail to address. Participants will likely find it the most valuable program they’ll ever take. Some pre-course work will be sent to you along with the Field Guide.
The course will be held at Camp Patten during Merit Badge University. Cost for the course is $30. You must register no later than Friday, February 14 to participate in the course. This is to allow the Council time to order the Wilderness First Aid Field Guide and mail it to you.