First Aid Level 2 (Wilderness First Aid) - 2 day training (03/18 & 03/25)
First Aid Level II (Wilderness First Aid Training) – 2 year Certification * In Person Training
Designed for Girl Scouts and Girl 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 responder may be far away.
Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years old and hold a current adult CPR/AED certification.
Adult registration is 18 & older.
By the end of First Aid Level II (Wilderness First Aid Training), you will understand how to attend to:
- Primary and Secondary Assessments
- Head/Brain, Neck and Spinal Injuries
- Heat-Related Emergencies
- Altitude-Related Illnesses
- Allergies and Anaphylaxis
- Bone and Joint Injuries
- Wounds and Wound Infection
First Aid Level II (Wilderness First Aid Training) from outside organizations, such as REI, American Red Cross and American Heart Association are acceptable. Email a copy of your certification to email@example.com
GSOC Policies and Standards 2019 p. 12 states:
SafetyWise: First-Aiders are needed for physically demanding activities and other activities involving a potential for injury (Safety-Wise, p. 36).
POLICY: The presence of a First Aid Kit and an adult with appropriate current certification in First Aid and CPR for Adults & Children is required for activities away from the normal meeting place, overnights, and activities with a higher risk as denoted in Safety Activity Checkpoints.
First-Aid Level 1 certification is required for the primary First-Aid provider present at Girl Scout Activities such as programs, events, travel and camping within an emergency response time of 30 minutes or less. (see Planning Large Events training and Volunteer Essentials for more information regarding first-Aider requirements).
First Aid Level 1 and First Aid Level 2 (Wilderness First Aid) certification are required for the primary First-Aid provider for activities, such as sleepaway camp, weekend camp, family camp, camping, and travel, (domestic or international) when emergency response time is 30 minutes or longer, and for events over 200 participants.
Events for 500 or more participants must have two Level 2 First Aid providers (Wilderness First Aid).
The following health care providers may also serve as First-Aid providers: physician, physician’s assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or emergency medical first responder.
The First-Aid provider must never administer any medication to girl Members without written instructions by the parent or guardian. This includes all prescription and over-the counter drugs, topicals and ointments. Medications must be in their original containers.
For more information, please refer to Troop/Group Travel Guidelines and Safety Activity Checkpoints.