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Wilderness First Aid Instructor Training Course

Wilderness First Aid Instructor Training Course
Friday, May 14, 2021
Norseland Scout Camp
8:30 am – 9:30 pm
$70 per person
Limited to 6 adults

Finding someone to teach a Wilderness First Aid course is quite challenging.  Twin Valley Council will be offering a course to those interested in becoming a certified CPR/AED, First Aid and Wilderness First Aid instructor. Those interested should mark their calendar for training to be held on Friday, May 14, 2021.

When completed, the participants of the course will be able to conduct their own CPR/AED and First Aid classes. After taking a short online course they can bridge over to become a Wilderness First Aid Instructor. 

Those interested in this course must be certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid.  This is a blended course which means the train the trainer portion can be taken prior to being certified in CPR or Wilderness First Aid.  You can take all three courses this weekend as if needed.

The in person portion of this training will take 12 hours.  Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 9:30 p.m.  You are welcome to spend the night camping at Norseland for no additional fee.  Furnish your own gear.  Your fee will cover lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.

This class is limited to six adults and you  must be 16 years of age or older.

Questions please contact Alex Osterberg at alexis.osterberg@scouting.org or 920-507-2319.

Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, May 14, 2021       Instructor class        8:30am – 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021  CPR/AED class        8:30am – 9:30am
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021  Wilderness 1st Aid  9:30am – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, May 16, 2021    Wilderness 1st Aid   9am – 5pm

 

CPR/AED Certification Class & Wilderness First Aid Training

CPR/AED Certification Class; $25 &
Wilderness First Aid Training; $105

Saturday/Sunday, May 15-16, 2021
Norseland Scout Camp

 
CPR/AED Certification

Those interested in becoming First Aid & CPR/AED certified should plan to attend the class beginning Saturday, May 15, 2021.  Class is from  8:30 – 9:30a.m. at Norseland Scout Camp.

CPR/AED certification is required for First Aid and Wilderness First Aid trainings.

This will be a blended class where a portion of the training will be completed online.  The in person portion of the class will take about 1 hour.  Cost to attend this course is $25 and class size is limited to 15 people.

If you are current on your CPR/AED certification you need not to repeat this portion of the training before attending Wilderness First Aid.

 

 

 

Wilderness First Aid Training

This class is available to interested persons age 14 years or older and will begin immediately following the CPR/AED training on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  Class size is limited to 20 people.

This is a full in-person hands-on course that takes 16 hours.  All portions must be completed in order to become certified. Class will end on Sunday, May 16, 2021 around 5pm. 

Each participant must be CPR/AED certified.  Those in need of that certification can take the class offered immediately prior to the start of Wilderness First Aid Training.  

Those wishing to camp are welcome to do so at no additional cost.  Please furnish your own gear.  Lunch and dinner on Saturday, plus breakfast and lunch on Sunday are furnished.

Questions please contact Alex Osterberg at 920-570-2319 or alexis.osterberg@scouting.org

Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, May 14, 2021       Instructor class        8:30am – 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021  CPR/AED class        8:30am – 9:30am
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021  Wilderness 1st Aid  9:30am – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, May 16, 2021    Wilderness 1st Aid   9am – 5pm

                                                                                       

 

Introduction to Camping

Saturday, May 22 – Sunday, May 23, 2021
Cedar Point Scout Camp
$35 per person

This training is the best training available for Cub Scout parents or leaders!  It is perfect for adults new to Scouting, adults new to camping with Cub Scouts, or anyone who wants to build their confidence in the outdoors.

Introduction to Camping (Baloo)  will help you gain the skills needed to confidently venture into the great outdoors with your Cub Scout(s). Camping is the “outing” in Scouting so learn the skills needed to hold an awesome campout or outdoor adventure.  It will also give you knowledge to help your own family choose camping gear, learn outdoor helpful hints and make family camping a breeze!

The course has an online and an in person component.  The online component must be completed prior to the in person component.  The online training modules are now available at my.scouting.org in the BSA Learning Center.

The in person portion of the course is an overnight training scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021 through Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Cedar Point Scout Camp located near Fairmont, MN.  Check in begins at 8am with the course beginning promptly at 9am.  Saturday lunch and dinner, and breakfast on Sunday will be provided.  You will be on your way home by 1pm on Sunday.

Registration is open until Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  After this date you may still attend but must register through Alex Osterberg.

What you will learn:
  • How to have a campfire
    • Building a fire
    • Campfire program
  • Basic campfire cooking
    • Meal planning
    • Sanitation
  • Aquatics
    • Games and program
    • Water safety for Cub Scouts
  • Basic Knots
  • First Aid
    • What to bring in a First Aid kit
  • Knife Safety for Cub Scouts
  • Outdoor Programs
    • Leading nature hikes
    • Camping gear:  What to pack for Cub Scouts
    • Group Games
  • Duty to God
    • Ideas for teaching the Scout Law:  A Scout is Reverent
    • Inter-faith worship
  • Using GPS
    • Teaching Cub Scout geocashing
What to Bring:
  • Face Mask
  • Tent
    • Can be provided by request
  • Bedding
    • Sleeping bag or blanket
    • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Sturdy shoes
    • Jacket or raincoat
  • Water Bottle
  • Eating Kit
    • Silverware
    • Cup
    • Plate
  • Camping Chair (optional)
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Flashlight

Registration is open until Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  After this date you may still attend but must register through Alex Osterberg. 

 

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews Goes Virtual!

 

In response to the needs of Youth Leaders in Troops and Crews, Scouting U has released two new virtual training programs for Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). These new temporary instructional training programs are available by logging onto https://my.scouting.org and launching the BSA Learn Center. When the Learn Center opens you can select the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) from Programs as applicable to you. In the Programs are 2 Learning Plans – Introduction and Tools of Leadership – you will need to complete both. When selecting a Learning Plan, it will open with a description and course listing – click the Enroll Button to record your completion progress. For courses within the Learning Plan, simply click the Start button and take the course until you complete it. Both the Learning Plans and Course will show your percentage of completion.

Module 1 is a brief five-minute introduction to the organizational structure of the unit. In Module 2 participants will spend approximately 36 minutes learning about the Tools of Leadership. Designed to help Scouts and Crew members develop their leadership, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Specific topics include Creating a Vision, Goal Setting, Communication, Planning and Delegation, and the Stages of Team Development. Upon completion of these two modules, a certificate of completion will be available, and should be printed for their Unit Leader. The completion certificate allows Scouts an opportunity to complete the third and final module in a virtual online environment.

Using a Zoom or similar online video conferencing program, Module 3 provides Scouts an opportunity to virtually interact with their fellow Scouts and leaders to expand and integrate their leadership expertise. Topics covered in the final one-hour module, includes Team Development and Characteristics, Group Decisions, Leadership Styles and Tools, Ethics and Values and the EDGE method.

Unit leaders interested in offering this new Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews can contact ils2020materials@gmail.com to request the directions, PowerPoint, and Script for Module 3.