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Training Courses Recertification List
Courses requiring recertification and length of time they are valid.
First Aid, CPR
NCAC Camp Snyder, Hylton Training Center, Haymarket, VA ,, Info here
American Red Cross Chapter Locations.
Inova Health System Registration here.
Other sources for First Aid/CPR/AED Classes
FIRST AID AND CPR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED Philmont requires that at least one person, preferably two, (either an Advisor or a youth participant) in each crew be currently certified in American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid or the equivalent* and CPR from the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or the equivalent.
Wilderness First Aid
Recommended for all Crews/Ships going on a High Adventure. Required for certain Venturer awards. Required for Philmont and Northern Tier. (You must present current certification cards upon check in to verify this requirement.) Prepares you for emergencies in the wilderness which is any where that emergency services are more than 30 minutes away.
The Wilderness First Aid course provides basic knowledge and skills to enable participants to make decisions about emergency care in wilderness settings, including patient protection, care of injuries for extended periods of time, simple evacuation techniques, and protection of the other members of the party Participants must be 14 years old.
Wilderness First Aid and Risk Management Document from the Health and Safety Committee.
NCAC Wilderness and Remote First Aid
Designed to meet the needs of the Venturing Ranger Program including the optional first aid requirements.
Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience!
COPE is an extremely effective team building program that utilizes initiative games, as well as low and high course events that progressively build on the seven major goals of the program: Teamwork, Communication, Leadership, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Self Esteem and Trust.
Held at Camp Snyder. Various dates. More info.
Fall Instructor Training - For Venturers and Adults March 5-7, 2010. Info here.
Safe Boating taught at the NCAC Scout Service Center, Bethesda MD, in conjunction with the University of Scouting. Maryland Safe Boating or US Coast Guard Auxiliary
BSA Safe Boating/Sailing Standards
Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat Training is required to be updated every two years. On line training.
Other aquatics info here. (Lifeguard, Paddle Craft Safety, Precamp swim checks, etc.)
Shooting Sports The NCAC Shooting Sports Committee coordinates the requirements, policies and guidelines for all Scouting-related shooting sports in the National Capital Area Council. More information about the committee and the training offered is available here.
Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics awareness program. Scouts and Scouters who complete the Leave No Trace requirements are entitled to wear the Leave No Trace temporary patch (No. 8630). No. 21-105. Leave No Trace info here. and here. If you are interested in having a Leave No Trace presentation for
the Crew or in taking training here in the council, please contact David O'Leary or Rush Williamson.
Orienteering Quantico Orienteering Club (Serving the Orienteering Community in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC Area)
Caving Safety rules and pamphlet here.
National Speleological Society BSA Caving Info here