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Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED certification

What do you do if someone’s heart stops beating? What do you do if someone is choking and cannot breathe? What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

If you want the members of your troop or venture crew to know what to do, in the event of these emergencies, and to be able to do it you can sign up your unit to take the American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid/CPR/AED course now offered by Knox Trail Council.

What you and the members of your troop or crew learn in this course could mean the difference between life and death for a family member, a friend, or anyone in your community.

Topics covered in this course include;

• What to do before giving care
• Cardiac Emergencies and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
• How to deal with Breathing Emergencies
• First Aid for sudden illnesses, external bleeding, and injuries to muscles, bones, and joints

The ARC First Aid/CPR/AED course takes three (3) hours. Most of this time involves individual hands-on practice doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automatic external defibrillation (AED) training device. The per person cost for those registered with the BSA is only $25, for those not registered with the BSA, the cost is $50. Because of a special agreement between the American Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America, this is a lower cost per person than would be the case in an ARC public CPR course.

Knox Trail Council will offer two open-to-all sessions Tuesday, October 7 6-9:30 PM, and Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, Both sessions will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at White Lodge, Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury, MA.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training

Pre-course meeting: Sept. 10th @ 7 pm
Camping: Fri, Sept. 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sun, Sept. 21 @ 11:00 am
All at Nobscot Scout Reservation, Cost $30

Are you the parent of a Webelos Scout who is considering becoming a Boy Scout leader when your son crosses over this year? Are you a Boy Scout leader who wants to more confidently share the outdoor scouting program with your troop? Are you a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster who needs to be fully trained so you can be listed on your troop’s charter when it is renewed in December? If you can say “Yes” to any of the above, then you should sign up for the Fall IOLS. Read more