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Wilderness First Aid by SOLO© – Gilmanton Iron Works

Mar 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Mar 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

– Arrival is anytime Fri. March 24th from 5pm-6pm; classes start at 6pm.
– Participants will be given a bunk inside a Hidden Valley cabin (cabin might be shared).

– Bedding is not provided; bring a sleeping bag or blankets/pillows, etc.
– Seasonal water systems are turned off.  Water and coffee/tea/cocoa will always be available, but, but, please consider bringing a water bottle or 
favorite thermos/mug with you.
– Meals included:  Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast & lunch, and snacks.
– Casual attire (i.e.: Scout folks do not need to wear uniforms). Dress for outside & inside activities.

– Cost is: $185 (those registered in Scouting), $260 (those not registered in Scouting)
– Participants must be able to physically complete all scenarios/rescues to pass the course.
– This course is highly recommended (or required, in some cases) for leaders of Scout trips/treks which will be at least one hour from medical

Boy Scouts aged 14-plus
– Co-Ed Venturers and/or Explorers

– Scouters
– Non-Scouts / Scouters aged 14-plus

This SOLO Wilderness First Aid course is a blended experience of classroom and hands-on learning.  Participants will spend roughly 50% of student time rotating as a mock rescuer and mock patient in realistic caregiving scenarios, making the most of learning-by-doing, and forming muscle memory.  Participants who successfully complete the course receive a 2-year certification from SOLO (the longest operating wilderness medicine school in the world).

Beyond the Golden Hour  (wilderness / remote travel / disaster-delayed-EMS-arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care)
– Patient assessment system (through patient examination, treatment monitoring, safety & documentation)

– Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment (Sprains, Strains, Fractures and Spinal Cord Management)
– Circulatory System Form & Function (Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs & Brain)
– Soft Tissue Injuries & Wound Treatment (Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements, Bites, Stings, Blisters,  Burns, and Infections)
– Environmental Injuries & Treatment (Cold, Heat, DehydrationDay Pack (containing the materials needed for a typical day hike)

– Sleeping Pad (needed for some scenarios)
– Water Bottle
– Rain Gear
– Layers of Clothing (indoor and outdoor activities throughout)
– Bug Repellent (as needed/desired)
– Notebook and Pen (or more modern device…at your own risk)
– Great attitude and willingness to learn and contribute!


Mar 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Mar 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Event Registration:
Event Cost:
$185 (those registered in Scouting) $260 (those not registered in Scouting)


Hidden Valley Scout Camp – Griswold Scout Reservation
254 Griswold Lane
Gilmanton Ironworks, NH 03837 United States
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