March 6, 2016 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911.
See Crew-911 in action in the March 2016 issue of Scouting Magazine. We're in the March Issue of Boy's Life too!
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:30 AM Our Annual EMR/LG Crawfish Lunch! Contact us for location and details
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 2:00 PM American Red Cross FA-CPR/AED Instructor Update with Gidget Swift
Friday, March 18, 2016 - Crew-911 Event at GSUSA Camp Silver Springs
Saturday/Sunday, March 19-20. 2016 - American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid, GSUSA Camp Silver Springs
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - WEBELOS First Responder Adventure, Crossroads Baptist Church
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - American Red Cross Adult FA-CPR/AED, Crossroads Baptist Church
Friday, April 29, 2016 - Crew-911 Event at Lost Pines Scout Reservation
Saturday/Sunday, April 30-May 1, 2016 - American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Lost Pines Scout Reservation
As always, lots going on with our Training Team and BSA Crew-911! All our EMR/LG Alumni, Crew-911 members, Green Shirted Friends and all American Red Cross instructors are invited to our annual crawfish lunch next Sunday, March 13. The location is a secret but just ask and we'll let you know! Email us for directions. Let us know by 10:00 AM Sunday if you're coming ! Our youth friends are our guests but we do ask the adults to chip in a few bucks to cover the annual feast! You'll be amazed how much crawfish teenagers can eat!
Following our feast, current or almost current, American Red Cross FA-CPR/AED-Instructors are invited to join us at MGL Consulting Company's new Woodlands office for an Instructor Update. Gidget Swift, our good friend and ARC National resource will present the new instructor material and make sure everyone is properly registered in the ARC instructor data base. This is an easy way to get your instructor certification current! We will teach the new program at our April 2 class too. We'll meet at 2:00 PM for the update which should take about an hour. Please use this address and NOT the address on the MGL web site! MGL Consulting Company, 8708 Technology Forrest Place, Suite 100, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381. We'll be using the entrance off the north parking lot. Email us if you plan attending.
We'll need our youth BAT/WEBELOS First Responder Adventure-Instructors and our FA-CPR/AED-Instructors for Saturday, April 2. Please let Ashlynn know or email us if you want to help. This will be a large class and we'll be using our new BAT resources and the new ARC material. We have room in the class for more participants too. See our web site to register.
Our first WaRFA class for 2016 will be Saturday/Sunday, March 18-19 with our friends at GSUSA Camp Silver Springs. Our youth Crew-911 officers are planning a Crew-91 Event for Friday night too. You can count on loud music, movies on the video screens and probably some cold pizza too, plus lots of fun. We need our EMR trained First Responders for the Saturday night and Sunday scenarios. Rumor has it Pitmaster is providing our Saturday evening BBQ dinner! There is plenty of room in our WaRFA class! Please pass the word. See our web site to register.
Join us for a special WaRFA program at Lost Pines Scout Reservation, April 29-May 1. We are joining with our old friends from Capitol Area Council's Crew-911 and we have youth instructors joining us from Western Colorado Council too. Capitol Area Council welcomed us to Lost Pines when we were unable to confirm a suitable location in Houston. We'll offer our Friday evening Crew-911 event too and our youth officers have planned activities for our youth staffers on Saturday. Guys, we need all our Crew-911 youth members, green shirted friends and WaRFA instructors for this class! Check with Ashylnn if you plan to staff.
We have lots of challenges this year but we're off to a great start. We welcome new youth Crew-911 members so please help pass the word. Crew-911 and our unique Training Team is nationally recognized for our youth programs. It's our many volunteers that make as so successful! Thanks guys.
Advisor, BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe Texas
December 27, 2015 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - Organizational Meeting, Emergency Medical Response/Lifeguarding Class of 2016
As always guys, lots happening with the training team and Crew-911!
Sunday, January 3 is the date. MGL Consulting Company's new corporate office in The Woodlands is the place and 2:00 PM is the time.... Emergency Medical Response/Lifeguarding Class of 2016 will officially begin. Rumor has it that we have a big class again... BUT, as of today, we only have few names on our confirmed list of new participants. So... now is the time to invite your friends... The new participant requirements remain the same... "fifteen by March 15" for LG certification, fourteen is the minimum recommended age for Emergency Medical Response with approval from the course directors. We do not use a formal registration form for this class... just email us and show up for the orientation meeting. As always, the deadline is our orientation meeting on January 3. We do need to hear from our returning alumni and prospective EMR-Instructor candidates too. Please pass the word. MGL Consulting Company's new offices are located at:
8708 Technology Forrest Place, Suite 100
The Woodlands, Texas, 77381
DO NOT Google MGL's address from their website, use the above address! They have moved to their new facility and it's a perfect location for our class.
Some great new stuff for this year... a few new faces and lots of old friends returning too. We will be offering The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program and the current revision of Emergency Medical Response. Once again, a good portion of our class will be electronic. We will have the participant's material available to download to your computer or favorite e-reader. We will offer ARC Lifeguarding-Instructor and ARC Emergency Medical Response-Instructor too.
We will be meeting at the conference room at MGL Consulting for the EMR sessions and we will again be using the Conroe Swim Center for our Lifeguarding program. We will be visiting our favorite local restaurants for lunch too as well as checking out some new ones. Believe it or not, Mr. Novotny has actually found restaurants in The Woodlands that will let us back again this year... Our good friends at our favorite Chinese buffet restaurant will be on the lunch schedule for sure.
The cost for the EMR/LG program has not yet been finalized but it will be about the same as last year, around $160.00/person. As always, we will do our best to keep the cost down. Youth scholarships are available. Remember to plan on about $12.00/week for lunch. We have again worked some special meal deals too and we will have our traditional craw-fish boil this year too.
Our EMR/LG Class of 2016 offers teens, fourteen and older and young adults the opportunity to learn and practice advanced first aid, lifesaving, and rescue skills… Please pass the word to Venture age youth that would like to find out more about Crew-911 and our programs. You can email us at EMR@scoutcpr.org or just plan to join us at 2:00 PM next Sunday at MGL for our official kick-off meeting. It is an annual tradition for our staff to have lunch before the kick-off meeting at Beijing Chinese Restaurant, 409 Sawdust Rd, The Woodlands. New participants are welcome to join us there about 12:30 pm too.
It has been a great year for The NBO Scout Training Team and for BSA Crew-911. We overcame some interesting challenges this year but overall we met our expectations! We trained some great new WaRFA instructors in Colorado and had a lot of fun at their SOAR camp too. Rumor has it we will be in Boys Life magazine this Spring too. The Team and Crew-911 are nationally recognized for our unique programs for teenagers. Over 25 years now guys and over 30,000 trained! We are a success because of you. A little late Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year... Thanks for a great 2015... 2016 will be even better.
Advisor BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe, TX
September 7, 2015 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Saturday, September 12 - Basic Aid Training, BAT for Twin Bayou District, at St. John the Devine
Friday, September 25 - Crew-911 Event at GSUSA Camp Silver Springs near Conroe, TX.
Saturday/Sunday, September 26/27 - ARC Wilderness and Remote First Aid at GSUSA Camp Silver Springs
As always, lots going on with our Training Team and BSA Crew-911. Our instructor training trip to Western Colorado Council camp SOAR was a great success! We now have 20 youth and adult instructors prepared to offer The American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid program to their Council. It was a fun week for all of us!
Here is a link to the SOAR article in their regional on-line magazine with pictures of our training taken by the Boys' Life staff photographer. The WaRFA program starts on the PDF page 33. The Forum August 2015
We need our BAT trained youth instructors for next Saturday. The class is at St John the Devine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd in Houston. This is scheduled to be a large class guys and we need youth instructors! Please let Justin know if you can help. Drag along a Venturing age Scout and we will offer an on the job training program too. The usual lousy pay guys, but we will feed you and there will be about 50 WEBELOS that will have a great time and perhaps learn a lot too.
Our next WaRFA at GSUSA Camp Silver Springs is Saturday/Sunday September 26-27! All our Crew-911 First Responder trained youth and our many green shirted friends are invited to join us Friday night for the Crew-911 event too. We do need our guys for the scenarios on Sunday. Just let Justin know or drop us an email. All our instructors are welcome too. Saturday dinner is Pit Master BBQ. Yell if you want to be our guest.
We have plenty of room in our September Wilderness and Remote First Aid class too. Please invite Venturing age youth and adults to join you for this fun training event! Help us pass the word. Rumor has it a few of our newly trained youth instructors from Colorado will be joining our staff too. We will be overnighting in cabins with real beds and matrasses and the food plan is great!
The impact of Crew-911 and our Chartering Partner, The NBO Scout Training Team reaches beyond Houston. We are nationally recognized for our programs. Thanks to our many dedicated volunteers, yet another Council has started a program like ours. It's you guys that make it work. Thank you for being a part of our unique organization!
Advisor, BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe Texas