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Stayin’ Alive, June 18

fire starterSurvival situations are most common in the wilderness, but can also occur in the urban or rural environments. This program will help you understand the seven basic survival needs. Learn essential skills including fire starting, knot tying and more through hands on practice. The program will conclude with a survival scenario challenge.

Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 8:30 p.m.
Registration required (adults; ages 15+ are welcome to attend with an adult participant)

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO

For more information and to register, visit the Discovery Center website.

This course would be useful to Patriots who have not had much experience with Outdoor Skills yet, but it would be a great training opportunity for new leaders, as well.

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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.