Volunteer Training: Wilderness First Aid Certification Only, 6/22/24, 8 a.m.
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Date: Sat Jun 22, 8:00 AM EDT - Sun Jun 23, 5:00 PM EDT
  • Adult Training
  • Ambassadors,
  • Seniors,
  • Volunteers

Adult Required Event

Location: Camp Dorothy Thomas, 16119 Boyette Road, Riverview, FL 33569

Program Date: 6/22/2024

Who Can Attend: Girls in grades 9-12, accompanied by registered adults

Event Fee: $85.00 per girl; $85.00 per adult 

Registration Deadline: 6/9/2024


Pre-Requisite: Current CPR/FA Certification


Wilderness First Aid is a generic term that commonly refers to any training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This course prepares participants to identify and address medical issues that can arise in the backcountry. Completion of this course includes two full days (16 hrs) of training. Opportunities for overnight tent camping are available but participants must provide their own tent. This training is for both girls 14 & up, and adults.


Learning Objectives:

-Differentiate between wilderness first aid and standard first aid

-Understand the primary and secondary patient assessment

-Identify signs, symptoms, and treatment for shock and heart attack

-Treatment and care of soft tissue injuries specifically; cuts, scrapes, lacerations, punctures, avulsions, blisters, and burns -Identify signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries specifically; sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations, and how to immobilize these injuries

-Care for patients with environmental emergencies such as hypothermia, hyperthermia, bites, stings, and lightning

-Recognize and treat anaphylaxis reactions

-Identify signs, symptoms, and treatment for patients with potential head or spinal injuries


The sessions will be as follows:

Saturday, June 22, 2024 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Sunday, June 23, 2024 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)


Event Registration Guidelines: 

Events must be paid in full with a credit/debit card to complete the registration process and immediately secure your spot. 

Council programs and events can be paid for by redeeming your Girl Scout's Program Credit/Council Dough/Council Credit, by selecting "Program Credit" during check out, but this process does not guarantee your spot in the program due to the 2-3 days of processing time. To insure your spot is secured at the time of registration, it is recommended that you pay for the event using a credit/debit card and then email info@gswcf.org or call 813-281-4475 to apply credits to the order and reimburse your card. You will be asked to provide the event name, attendees' name(s), and the amount of credits you'd like to apply. 


Adult Chaperones: 

All girls are welcome to attend this event but must be accompanied by a registered adult member. If the adult is not her parent/guardian, the chaperone must also have a valid background check. 

Adults must register for this event if they will be attending. 


Confirmation Email: 

Will be sent out two weeks before the event start date. Please print, complete, sign, and bring with you to check-in at the event. If you are not attending with your Girl Scout, please be sure to send the completed documents with her or the chaperone in charge. 


 Refund/Cancellation Guidelines:  

*       All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email and sent directly to info@gswcf.org

*       There will be no refunds or transfers for no-shows. 

*       Refund requests received on or after 6/9/2024 will not be eligible for a refund, except in extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case request. 

*       For questions about this event, please check out our GSWCF FAQ page  

*       There is no waitlist for this event. GSWCF Program events are first come, first serve. If the event is sold out, we encourage you to check back at a later time for future availability.