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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.


Upcoming Trainings

Dec. 3rd, 2021 | Camp Warren Levis
Jan. 14th, 2022 | Beaumont Scout Reservation
Jan. 15th, 2022 | Beaumont Scout Reservation
Feb. 18th, 2022 | Camp Warren Levis
Feb. 19th, 2022 | Camp Warren Levis
Mar. 18th, 2022 | Harvester Lions Club - St. Charles, MO
Mar. 19th, 2022 | Harvester Lions Club - St. Charles, MO
Apr. 22nd, 2022 | Beaumont Scout Reservation

Course Details

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). Learn to care for conscious and unconscious choking victims, perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), rescue breaths, and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Wilderness First Aid course participants will have first priority for the CPR/AED training as it is a prerequisite for the Wilderness First Aid course.



Wilderness First Aid

Upcoming Courses

Dec. 4th, 2021 | Camp Warren Levis
Jan. 15th, 2022 | Beaumont Scout Reservation
Jan. 16th, 2022 | Beaumont Scout Reservation
Feb. 19th, 2022 | Camp Warren Levis
Feb. 20th, 2022 | Camp Warren Levis
Mar. 19th, 2022 | Harvester Lions Club - St. Charles, MO
Mar. 20th, 2022 | Harvester Lions Club - St. Charles, MO
Apr. 23rd, 2022 | Beaumont Scout Reservation

Course Details

Greater St. Louis Area Council’s Wilderness First Aid 16-hour 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. It is required for those units going to BSA National High Adventure Bases (Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier) and is recommended for back country camping, hiking, canoeing, or other high adventure activities.





CPR/AED/Wilderness and Remote First Aid

April 8-10, 2022

Beaumont Scout Reservation, Sverdrup Lodge

Wilderness and Remote First Aid class will be conducted April 8-10 2022 in Sverdrup Lodge.  Completion of this course meets Wilderness First Aid requirements for BSA High Adventure bases.

The CPR/AED prerequisite will be a Blended Learning format.  Participants must complete on-line training at https://www.redcrosslearning.com/course/d1c18020-c610-11e6-97ba-adc268562c07 before arriving at Sverdrup Lodge Friday April 8.  CPR/AED Skills Session Training will begin at 6:30 pm. WRFA will run from 9:00a to 5:00p Saturday April 9 and from 9:00a to 1:00p Sunday April 10.   Participants must be present for all 3 sessions.  Participants should bring the first-aid kit that they plan on taking on their trek, notebook, pencil or pen, cup, water bottle, lunch for Saturday, and snacks if needed.

Please contact Thomas Foley, tjfoley9540@gmail.com, 314.974.0852, with questions

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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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