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FIRST AID, CPR, AND WILDERNESS FIRST AID

Will you be prepared for an emergency? What about your Scouts? The Greater St. Louis Area Council would like to make sure you can answer yes to both of these questions. Training is available that will help adult leaders be prepared for anything from a minor burn to a serious medical emergency.

First Aid

This training is beneficial not only in your Scout troop, but in your day-to-day life. Whether you are on a troop hike, at a child’s sporting event, at the office, or just at home, knowing how to calmly handle everything from cuts and scrapes to poisonings can help save a life.

Contact your local fire station. Most offer first aid and CPR training. You may also email the American Red Cross at takeaclass@redcrossstl.org or call (314) 516-2740 for any upcoming training opportunities.

CPR / AED

Please read the "Details" before registering for the event.

CPR / AED training for WFA participants (if not currently certified)

This training is for WFA participants who also need CPR training before their selected WFA Skills Demonstration:

Upcoming Trainings

Nov. 5-6, 2022 | Camp Vandeventer     7:30am - 9:00am either day
Jan. 14-15, 2023 | Camp Warren Levis    7:30am - 9:00am either day
Feb. 11-12, 2023 | Beaumont Scout Reservation    7:30am - 9:00am either day
March 11-12, 2023 | Harvester Lions Club,St. Charles    7:30am - 9:00am either day
April 22-23, 2023 | Camp Warren Levis    7:30am - 9:00am either day

Course Details:  Blended online and in-person

This training helps you recognize and respond to emergency situations and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults (persons over 8 years of age).  Complete the online content on your own and at your own pace before your selected CPR Skills Demonstration.  The online content covers caring for conscious and unconscious choking victims, CPR, rescue breaths, and the use of an AED.  You will also need to register for your required 90 min CPR/AED Skills Demonstration Session (to complete certification).

Location for Classes:

Training at Beaumont will be held in the Theatre Room in the basement of the Emerson Building
6480 Beaumont Reservation Dr., High Ridge, MO 63049

Training at Camp Warren Levis will be held in Swaim Dining Hall
5500 Boy Scout Ln., Godfrey, IL 62035

Training held at Harvester Lions Club
4835 Central School Rd., St. Charles, MO 63304

Training at Camp Vandeventer will be in the Dining Hall

3463 Trout Camp Rd, Waterloo, IL 62298

Details HERE

Register HERE

Wilderness First Aid

Please read the "Details" before registering for the event.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Upcoming Courses

Nov. 5 or 6, 2022 |Camp Vandeventer       9:00am – 6pm on either day

Jan. 14 or 15, 2023|Camp Warren Levis       9:00am – 6pm on either day

Feb. 11 or 12, 2023|Beaumont Scout Reservation     9:00am - 6pm on either day

Mar. 11 or 12, 2023 |Harvester Lions Club, St. Charles    9:00am – 6pm on either day

Apr. 22 or 23, 2023 |Camp Vandeventer    9:00am – 6pm on either day

Course Details

Greater St. Louis Area Council’s Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 16-hour blended learning course is consistent with guidelines established for and by the Boy Scouts of America. This course is designed to meet the needs of those who go into areas beyond the reach of urban EMS when help is delayed. It is required for those units going to BSA National High Adventure Bases (Philmont, Sea Base, the Summit, and Northern Tier). It is recommended for back country camping, hiking, canoeing, or other high adventure activities. The certification is good for two years.

Please note: You must be certified in CPR with AED before taking this course. This prerequisite must be a certification course where your skills are evaluated by an instructor of the agency running the course. The course must include compression and rescue breaths. Compression-only CPR or online only courses are not a valid substitute. A CPR course is offered as part of WFA if needed. Please see details on the WFA registration page.

Location for Classes:

Training at Beaumont will be held in the Theatre Room in the basement of the Emerson Building
6480 Beaumont Reservation Dr., High Ridge, MO 63049

Training at Camp Warren Levis will be held in Swaim Dining Hall
5500 Boy Scout Ln., Godfrey, IL 62035

Training held at Harvester Lions Club
4835 Central School Rd., St. Charles, MO 63304

Training at Camp Vandeventer will be in the Dining Hall

3463 Trout Camp Rd, Waterloo, IL 62298

Details HERE

Register HERE

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GSLAC Back Country Leadership Skills Training Course for Philmont

September 9-11, 2022

March 31-April 2, 2023

Swift Base, S Bar F Scout Reservation

This course is designed for the adult Scouter and experienced youth Scouts who understand the role High Adventure plays in keeping older youth involved in Scouting. This course will give you the skills and confidence to realize your vision of High Adventure in your troop or crew. If you are a first-time Philmont Crew Advisor, this training will jump-start your ability to prepare your crew for a peak Philmont trek.  Your Council High Adventure Training Team will help you deliver the promise of Adventure to your Scouts and Venturers. Information and registration is at https://scoutingevent.com/312-BCLST.

Please contact Jon Jonas, j.jonas@att.net, 618.234.0311, or George Ripplinger, gripplinger@att.net, 618.698.3606 with questions

Certified First Aid & CPR Instructors

If you would like to conduct a CPR certification class through the Boy Scouts of America, you will need to be a certified instructor. Certification is achieved through an accredited organization that is offering instruction.

If you plan to conduct CPR certification or Red Card training you will need CPR mannequins. The Greater St. Louis Area Council has 10 CPR mannequins available for your use. To use the mannequins, there is a charge of $5 per mannequin plus the cost of any other materials you require such as first aid kits, face shields, books, etc. We also require a major credit card to reserve the mannequins.

The council requires that you reserve the mannequins and materials at least one week ahead of time. Please call the Training department at 314-256-3126 to reserve a date.

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