The Boy Scouts of America strongly recommends all units have
at least one adult or older youth member currently trained as
a BSA Lifeguard to assist in the planning and conduct of all
swimming activity. This is your opportunity to earn both BSA
Lifeguard and American Red Cross Lifeguarding in just two weekends.
Any youth (15 years or older) or adult (male or female) registered
with BSA is welcome to participate.
In this exciting program you'll learn how to portage canoes
and equipment to different lakes, receive first aid and survival
training for use in the wilderness, learn what gear to bring
and how to pack it... all from staff members who have been to
the Northern Tier Bases!
This is your chance to get ready for Sea Base! You’ll
learn what gear to take, and how to pack it. You'll also
learn how to rig and sail both small and large craft.
An introduction to coastal navigation and weather is included.
Are you out on a hike or sail where a call to 911 is impossible?
Are you out of cell range or more than 2 hours from help?
How good are your first aid skills in a wilderness medical
If you answered yes to any of these questions then plan
on coming out in March or October for Basic Wilderness First
Aid training. High adventure Philmont crews must have this
training. It's strongly recommended for Northern Tier and
Sea Base crews, and for weekend hikers on the Appalachian
Trail or in the Cohutta Wilderness. You'll learn more than
what is taught in basic first aid classes oriented toward
everyday, community settings.
A well-trained adult Scouter or Scout with the first aid
skills taught at this course should be an asset to any crew,
troop or team. Local troops should consider sponsoring their
high adventure crew leaders. Open to Scouting/Venturing
youth 14 and older and to adult Scouters.