Wilderness First Aid
Obtaining Wilderness Remote First Aid has been difficult during the COVID-19 outbreak. For summer 2020, the BSA has been working with ECSI to design a blended learning format that combines 8 hours of online learning with 8 hours of in-person skills testing. This new platform will go live at the end of May.
In addition, there are several options to satisfy this requirement for backcountry, wilderness and remote programs. To see full details on the new platform and all of the options
This course is required for (Scouts, BSA) leaders of High Adventure Trips. It is also a good training for leaders of any outing. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a course for everyone planning a remote high adventure ranging from lay responders to medical professionals. It focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote evnironment 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. Participants need to be CPR certified before attending this class.