First Aid Training

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:12:00 AM

The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them.  Objectives of the Enterprise Risk Management programs are to educate the adult leadership in the available programs through training courses online as well as in a classroom setting. Information is also available in the Guide to Safe Scouting and on the BSA Scouting Safely website.

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Upcoming First Aid Courses

The council offers are a variety of first aid training courses throughout the year at a discounted price to Scouters. 

First Aid/CPR/AED: Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses give you the skills to save a life.First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training is universally recognized for its effectiveness. It can help ensure that everyone from the Boy Scout working on a First Aid merit badge to a Scouter leading a unit on a high-adventure trek is fully prepared.

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course: This course will train instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses. This is a blended learning course consisting of online content, a pre-course skill session and classroom segments. Prerequisites: Possess a current basic-level American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification or equivalent and be at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course. Complete online classes prior to attending the classroom activities (instructions will be sent with registration confirmation).

Note: Equivalent First Aid, CPR, AED and WFA training from the following nationally-recognized organizations: American Red Cross (ARC),  Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI), and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) meet the BSA training requirements. Other courses accepted by the BSA are listed here and here (page 2). BSA does not accept online CPR classes.

Date Course Location Contact Time Cost Register
October 22, 2017 First Aid/CPR/AED Cockrell Scout Center Gidget Swift 8:30 am - 3:00 pm $35 (includes lunch) Register
October 28-29, 2017 First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course Cockrell Scout Center Gidget Swift 8;00 am - 5:00 pm both days $65 (includes lunch) Register
November 4, 2017 First Aid/CPR/AED Cockrell Scout Center Gidget Swift 8:30 am - 3:00 pm $35 (includes lunch) Register