Wilderness First Aid Training Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19 (5/4 CPR, required)


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The Verdugo Hills Council offers Wilderness First Aid Training. 

Cost is $175 and space is limited.  Registrants must attend ALL days to be certified:

Day 1: May 4, 2024 – CPR and Basic Life Support (you must attend this class for the course)

  • Your choice of 2 Sessions – 8 AM to 12:30 PM or 1 PM to 5:30 PM (Choose one half-day session; 6 spaces in each class)
  • Montrose American Legion Hall, 4011 La Crescenta Ave., Glendale CA 91214

Day 2 & Day 3: May 18-19, 2024 – Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Instruction and Practical Training. NON-OVERNIGHT

  • 8 AM– 5 PM each day (both days are required). Bring your sack lunch.
  • Camp Verdugo Oaks, 38001 Golden State Hwy., Castaic, CA 91384

Cost: $175 — Includes all classroom materials and a CPR Pocket Mask

Open to registered Scouters, 18 years and older.
Annual Health & Medical Records Forms, Parts A, B1, B2 required at check-in for all days.

About the course.

Prepare for the unexpected in this hands-on introduction to a wilderness medicine program taught by experienced professionals. This training is geared towards adult Scout leaders preparing for a Scout High Adventure Base or a Scout wilderness activity. All four of the BSA high-adventure bases require at least one person per trek (two per trek at Philmont Scout Ranch) to be current in WFA through one of the BSA’s approved providers.

During this 3-day course, you will learn how to provide effective first aid treatments for common outdoor injuries and illnesses, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. This course is based on the specific curriculum developed by the BSA, which includes a management dimension that most course fail to address. Instruction will take place in classrooms, as well as outdoor settings regardless of weather, so be prepared for any condition.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive certification from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute, which meets the BSA’s requirements for WFA training.

Subjects: Personal Protective Equipment, Patient Assessment (Primary & Secondary), Evacuation plans, Shock and Cardiovascular Emergencies, Wounds, Infections, Bone and Joint Injuries, Splinting and Improvisation, Severe Bleeding, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Chest Injuries, Bleeding and Bandaging, First Aid Kits discussion, Hypothermia/Hyperthermia & Altitude, Head, Brain, and Spinal Injuries, Lift and Carries, Abdominal and Pelvic Injuries. Burns, Lightning Strikes, Submersion & Drowning.

Lead Instructors: Cash Murphey and Chris Lucsik. Both are Outdoor Emergency Care instructors certified by the National Ski Patrol and ECSI.

Scouting.org's Wilderness First Aid Course FAQs.


Below, register for your choice of Day 1 May 4th CPR course sessions:

Day 1 May 4th CPR 8am-12:30pm
Day 1 May 4th CPR 1pm-5:30pm

...both include Day 2 May 18th & Day 3 May 19th Wilderness First Aid at Camp Verdugo Oaks. Day 2 and Day 3 are NON-OVERNIGHT sessions.


Space is limited to 12 participants total (6 participants per CPR session), so sign up today. Priority registration for Verdugo Hills Council members until 11:59 PM, April 19, 2024. After that, any remaining spots will be filled from the waiting list through 11:59 PM, April 24, 2024.

Out-of-council applicants should send an email to Camping & Activities Registrar Wendy Tateishi to get on the waiting list: Wendy.Tateishi@Scouting.org.


Registration is open through 11:59 PM April 24, 2024.

  • Wilderness First Aid w/CPR May 4th 8am-12:30pm
    May 04, 2024

  • Wilderness First Aid w/CPR May 4th 1pm-5:30pm
    May 04, 2024

File Name Description
Annual Health & Medical Record Forms - A, B1, B2 REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS and ACCOMPANYING ATTENDEES: Fillable form for this event. Download
VHC Wilderness First Aid 2024 Flyer Share with your leadership, especially if your unit is headed to a BSA High Adventure base camp or other high adventure trek! Download