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Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Course and Field Guides

The Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course is designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification.
2 year certification

Course length: 16 hours
Topics include:

  • Primary and Secondary Assessments
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection

Course listings may be found online; if a course is not available near you, course materials  may be purchased in print versions or downloaded for free.

First aid skills form requirements for Boating Safety, Camping, Emergency Prepardness, Fire Safety and Fire Building, Hiking, Outdoor Skills, and Swimming badges. In addition, this is sure to be a useful course for adult volunteers as well.

St. Louis Camp was “More Precious than Gold!” filled with Olympic themes

The second annual St. Louis Regional Camp was hosted in partnership with the Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scout Council at Beaumont Scout Ranch. Five American Heritage Girls Troops attended from as far away as Leavenworth, Kansas and Batavia, Illinois. Three St. Louis area Troops attended. The four-day, three-night resident camp was attended by nearly 60 AHG Explorers, Pioneers, Patriots and adult leaders who participated in archery,
swimming, and outdoor skills activities. The infamous mud cave continues to be one of the camp favorites … The only place where girls try to get muddy! The final evening, camp was opened to nearly 25 Tenderhearts and their families who learned about hiking
and outdoor skills before joining a party, campfire songs, skits, and smores. A worship service was held in the outdoor chapel. Girls from every denomination lifted their voices in worship, prayer and praise.

The girls enjoyed devotions and activities surrounded by the Olympics themes “More Precious than Gold.” By the end of the week, every girl earned a “gold medal” (made out
of spray-painted paper plates and ribbons) for awards like the gold medal “giggler” “happy camper” and “most muddy.” Faith, Service and Fun was had by all!

Rose Hayes,AHG Regional Camp Director

Burr Oak Woods Winter Adventure Games, Dec. 27

Oh, this is too exciting! Think of all the awesome outdoor skills, badge requirements, and sheer fun!

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
December 27, 8 a.m – 4 p.m.

Don’t be stuck inside all week. If you love to be outdoors, and would like to learn new skills, then join us on your Christmas vacation for this winter adventure. You have been selected to participate in the fun-filled Burr Oak Woods Games. May the odds be ever in your favor. Your training will include Shelter Building, In Search of Food and Water, Wilderness First Aid, SOS, Finding Your Way, Tracking, Camouflage, Archery and Primitive Hunting Skills. After learning how to build a fire and sharing a campfire lunch, put your new skills to use in the Burr Oak Woods Nature Arena!

Reservations begin 12/01. Registration required at 816-228-3766 (Ages 8-17)

Camp R.E.A.L. “Ready, Engaged, Authentic, and Loving”

Camp R.E.A.L. (Ready,Engaged, Authentic, and Loving) was the Kansas City area’s first regional AHG camp. Four area troops participated with approximately 50 girls and 30 moms in attendance. We spent three days learning about true beauty and reflecting on how to apply 1 Peter 3:4 to our lives.

Girls had a blast with horseback riding, archery, swimming and more. Each level also worked on various badges including Fire Safety & Building and Physical Fitness. Pioneer and Patriot girls were able to gain leadership experience as they taught the younger girls badge requirements and led games, devotionals, and songs. The highlight of camp came on Sunday morning as we gathered for our worship time before parting ways. Listening to 80 sweet voices sing praises to God and celebrate being together was very moving.
Planning camp was a big job, but everyone agreed that it was well worth it. The friendships
made and the lessons learned that weekend were so incredibly valuable. We can’t wait for Camp R.E.A.L. 2013!

Tonia Collins, Coordinator KS1209

All Weather Blanket

We happened upon this product testimonial recently. It sounds very interesting — those foil “space blankets” in the emergency kit have always seemed rather flimsy, and tarps are a trusty camping standby, so why not combine the two?

First let me get this straight, this is not one of those flimsy tin foil emergency blankets. What is it? An all weather space blanket is half tarp and half emergency blanket. On one side it is a tarp that comes in an array of colors. On the other side is a shinny foil – kind of like a durable emergency blanket. Just like the emergency blankets these provide you 90% of your body heat back, and are rain and wind resistant.

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What do you think? Is it worth a try?