scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Wilderness First Aid- Cape Cod
Thu Jun 15 2000 - 13:18:15 CDT
I still have a few spots in the Stonehearth Outdoor Learning Opportunities
Wilderness First Aid course to be given at beautiful BSA Camp Greenough,
Yarmouthport MA (Cape Cod) on August 26, 27. SOLO is an internationally-known
group that offers courses from 8 hours (first aid) to 800 hours (wilderness
paramedic) from New Hampshire to Nepal.
Taught with humor, skill, & inventiveness, this class teaches what you need
to know when conventional aid is more than a few hours away. Group sessions
are complemented by frequent trips to the outdoors, where learners taking
their turns as moulage-encrusted "victims" can be found moaning, bruised,
broken, & bleeding all over camp. You’ll learn personal preparedness,
assessment & care for specific injuries, improvisation techniques for use of
what’s in your backpacking gear (or your victim's, since it's his fault he's
hurt <G>), skills enabling you to provide longterm care in an outdoor
environment, & evacuation techniques.
Learners should be at least age 16. Plan to camp at Greenough for the weekend
& bring your own food, cooking gear, camping gear, etc. Your backpacking gear
can be used (but will not be damaged) in the classes. You will need the usual
health form-- Class 3 if age 40+, class 1/2 if 16-39. Note that this is a
nonsmoking venue & class.
Fee is $90 for out-of-council folks. I do have one person coming from the DC
area if you're there and would like to carpool or whatever.
Contact me off-list!
Auntie Beans / Wendie Howland
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...