Wilderness First Aid


Registration will open Monday October 23, 2023.

Wilderness First Aid Training is a valuable and needed skill for today’s youth and adult Scouting leaders and is required for those attending BSA High Adventure Bases and other outdoor settings more than 30 minutes from emergency services.  This 16-hour first aid course for backcountry situations includes first aid skills and practice, plus leadership training for how to manage group dynamics while on the trek.  Be prepared for indoor classroom training with outdoor practice scenarios. 

Dress in non-uniform outdoor apparel (layers) appropriate for the weather, and bring your backpack with practical items to use in scenarios.


CPR certification is a prerequisite to taking the Wilderness First Aid training and is NOT included in this course offering. Please check the Red Cross or the other CPR certification programs for infromation on the courses near you.

Wilderness First Aid training is open to all BSA adults and all BSA youth 14 or older.  All participants must have solid working knowledge and proficiency in all first aid requirements ( youth should have already have earned First Aid Merit Badge).

Erie Shores Council is a certified education center of the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI), an official training partner of the BSA National Council.  



Saturday, 8:00-5:00     (eat breakfast beforehand; bring lunch with you in the morning/working lunch)

Sunday,   8:00-5:00     (eat breakfast beforehand; bring lunch with you in the morning/working lunch)



All sessions will be conducted at:

Wildlife and Nature Center at Camp Miakonda (park in the parking lot, then walk into camp) 

5600 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43623

Overnight accommodations maybe available.  If you are traveling from a great distance and need local accommodation support, please communicate that to Chuck Walker.


Registration Details:

The class is now limited to 24 participants, youth and adult total. 

$95 per participant provides the WFA Training with handbook and additional resources.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Fees are not refundable but are transferable to a replacement participant in the same session.

Questions? Please contact:

Director of Support Service Chuck Walker chuck.walker@scouting.org

WFA Course Chair Ken Walz ken_walz@yahoo.com

Course is now FULL - Please contact Molly Laux at 419-843-0107 to be added to a waiting list. Thank you.