March 16, 2015, Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
This Friday, March 20, 2015 - Crew-911 Event at GSUSA Camp Myra S. Pryor, near Nada, TX.
Saturday/Sunday, March 21/22 - ARC Wilderness and Remote First Aid at Camp Myra S. Pryor
Saturday, March 28 - ARC First Aid-Adult CPR/AED training at The Galveston Bay Area Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists (Scouts are welcome too!)
As always, lots going on with our Training Team and BSA Crew-911. We just completed the Emergency Medical Response/Lifeguarding Class of 2015 and we are headed for our first WaRFA class at GSUSA camp Myra S. Pryor, located on the Colorado River. It’s going to be a great weekend guys! The good news is we have a very large staff committed for the weekend including our EMR/LG graduates. The bad news is as of this evening, we have more staff scheduled to attend the class than participants!
We have plenty of room in our March 21/22 Wilderness and Remote First Aid class. Please invite Venturing youth and adults to join you for this fun training event! Camp Pryor is a newly remodeled Girl Scout camp located between El Campo and Columbus just East of Hwy 71 on the Colorado River. The camp is perfect for our Wilderness and Remote First Aid program. Drive times and distances from the Houston SHAC offices are about the same or perhaps a little less than to our new Camp Strake site.
The American Red Cross revised the participant materials on March 1st and we will be presenting the program. GSUSA Camp Pryor is the perfect venue for a Wilderness and Remote First Aid class too. We will be overnighting in cabins and the food plan is great!
Our program is designed especially for Venture age teenagers training with their adult leaders. The Sunday class scenarios are a cross between a First Aid Meet on steroids and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre!
IF YOUR GROUP NEEDS ADULT CPR/AED CERTIFICATION: We do have an additional opportunity to complete the Adult CPR/AED prerequisite for our WaRFA class. We have set up an American Red Cross "Blended Learning" opportunity. This class allows participants to complete the video portion and written test on-line. We have scheduled the practical instructor lead skills check for Friday evening, March 20 at Camp Pryor as a part of our optional Friday evening "Crew-911 Event". Let me know if you need to use this method of getting current A-CPR/AED certification and I will send you the special link to register. The fee for the Adult CPR/AED on-line program for Scouts is $5.00. Note that the sign-up for that class and the fees are handled directly by The American Red Cross. We will provide the skills check Friday evening beginning at 8:30 PM. You must complete the on-line portion and bring your numbered completion certificate with you.
We are celebrating our 25th providing American Red Cross programs to Scouts and Scouters. Our volunteer adults and youth have trained over 30,000 youth and adults since we began offering classes in 1990. Our volunteers continue the legacy with yet another generation of instructors coming on line. Thanks for volunteering guys.
Advisor, BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe Texas
January 22, 2015 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Saturday, January 24 - Tall Timbers District First Aid Meet!
Saturday, January 24 - District Dinner!
Saturday, February 7 - University of Scouting/Basic Aid Training
Friday, March 20 - Crew-911 Event at GSUSA Camp Myra S. Pryor
Saturday/Sunday, March 21-22 - Wilderness and Remote First Aid at GSUSA Camp Myra S. Pryor
Saturday, March 28 - Adult First Aid CPR/AED, The Galveston Bay Area Chapter
of Texas Master Naturalists (Scouts are welcome too!)
As always guys, lots going on with Crew-911 and the Training Team! Our Emergency Medical Response/Lifeguarding class is off to a great start. We have confirmed our first WaRFA training date for Spring too. The Crew will be headed to Western Colorado Council this Summer to put on a WaRFA program for them and train their instructors. Lots more about that soon!
This Saturday, January 24 is The Tall Timbers District annual First Aid meet. Crew-911 along with a bunch of our green shirted friends will be helping David and Danny LeGaye make this a fun event. Let Maddie know if you want to help. All of our EMR/LG “First Responder” alumni are welcome too. Plan to meet Danny at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 25623 Richards Road, Spring, Texas 77386 about 8:00 a.m. to get set for the scenarios!
Saturday, January 24 is also the Annual District Dinner. As always, Crew-911 members are very welcome to join us! We will have a very special guest joining us for the dinner. I really do not know what the youth officers have planned for the Crew center-piece this time but my bet, based on past history, it will me memorable. We have tickets for our Crew-911 youth members and their guests. Our green shirted friends are welcome to join us too! Just let Maddie know. We will plan to meet at about 6:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 25623 Richards Road, Spring, Texas 77386. This is the same location as last year and the same location as the First Aid Meet.
Saturday, February 7 we will be presenting the BAT Basic Aid Training program for our WEBELOS friends at University of Scouting. Rumor has it that Wilber Longfellow will be attending too! We need all of our trained youth BAT instructors for this one. Scouts and Venturers that are interested in becoming BAT-Instructors are welcome on our youth staff too. Let Maddie know or drop us an email if your want to help out.
We are traveling about 80 miles West to a really great new venue for us! Our first WaRFA for 2015 will be March 21 and 22 at Girl Scout Camp Myra S. Pryor. We will hold our first “Crew-911 Event” Friday night too. Youth participants are welcome to join us. The youth officers always have something planned that usually involves cold pizza, movies and annoying music.
Camp Pryor is a newly remolded camp located on the Colorado River near Garwood, Texas. The drive from Houston is about the same as what it will be to the New Camp Strake. The facility is perfect for our Wilderness program. Our WaRFA class is open to Venture age Scouts and their leaders. We will be following more or less the same program we used at Camp Strake so participants can expect Sunday to be a cross between a First Aid Meet on steroids and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Participants and staff will be staying in cabins and the food will be great! Saturday dinner will be provided by the legendary Mikeska’s BBQ! Check the Scoutcpr.org web site for registration information. The link to the forms will be up shortly!
Our year is off to a great start! Lots of new opportunities for us and some challenges too. We will be traveling a bit more this year and meeting new Scouting friends too. Our youth and adult volunteers are the key to our continued success! Thanks guys for helping us train nearly 30,000 Scouts and Scouters over the last 25 years!
Advisor, BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe Texas