Eleven scouters and two scouts got certified in in my WFAB session yesterday. WFAB = Wilderness First Aid Basics training from the Red Cross.
That will help make 2010 a little safer around here, at least. The two scouts were guys in our troop so I'm happy they've increased their skill level a bit more.
WFAB or its equivalent is now required to trek at Philmont and Northern Tier. I expect Seabase will require it rather than just recommend it very soon and the Summit will require it too. So, don't wait to get some members of your 2010 crew trained now - the WFAB sessions can be hard to find later in the spring. It would be frustrating to cancel your trek because of inadequate training.
Now is a good time to review the CPR, Youth Protection, Safety Afloat, and Safe Swim Defense certification expirations of your unit - those all have short expirations. Ensure you have appropriately trained adults and youth leaders to make your adventures safe.
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