First Aid & CPR Training

First Aid and CPR resource needs should be determined based on the type and level of activity to be performed. The basic types of First Aid and CPR are:
  • CPR- especially involving strenuous and aquatic activities.
  • Basic First Aid- recommended for any activity
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA)- at least one person should be trained in WFA for remote high adventures (defined as being an hour or more away from advance care). All four of the BSA high-adventure bases (HAB) require at least one person per trek (two per trek at Philmont Scout Ranch) to be current in WFA through an approved provider.
First Aid and CPR Courses may be offered by Council. However, this training can be taken from any BSA approved provider.
  • CPR/First Aid- depending on the provider there may be a minimum age of 14: training generally valid for 2 years: course length~ 3-4 hours
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) – minimum age of 14: training valid for 2 years: course length~16 hours
Documents and Downloads
General Health and Safety FAQs Emergency Care and Safety Institute and BSA Training Agreement American Red Cross and BSA Training Agreement Downloadable Participant Materials Downloadable materials –  Other necessary course materials are available through the Red Cross Store – 
The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety – Guide to Safe Scouting
Upcoming Events –

The council staff will be working remotely and, as always, you can reach out the to

Please stay safe!

Due to inclement weather, the Firestone Scouting Resource Center and Valley Forge Scout Shop will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.