April 15,2015 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
This Saturday, April 18, 2015 -- Crew-911 at Scout Fair Join us at the First Aid Station
Friday, June 12 -- Crew-911 Event at GSUSA Camp Robinwood
Saturday/Sunday June 13/14 -- American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid at GSUSA Camp Robinwood
As always, lots going on with our Training Team and BSA Crew-911. We got off to a great start this year with one of our best Emergency Medical Response/Lifeguarding classes in recent memory. The Class of 2015 was special though as it marked our 20 th year of providing First Responder training to teenagers and our 25th year of providing American Red Cross programs to Scouts and Scouters. Over 30,000 trained so far and still counting! We are headed to Colorado in July to help start another program like ours. That marks a milestone too as this will be at least the 15th training team we have helped start. Lots of great things lie ahead for us too! We have a really special WaRFA planned for fall too. Just a few more challenges ahead of us and we will announce what should be the best venue ever for a WaRFA class!
All Crew-911 members along with our many green shirted friends are invited to join us at Scout Fair. Crew-911 will again be providing the primary First Aid Station for the event and we could sure use some help this year! If you completed WaRFA training with us, you are welcome to help out. We do need as many of our First Responder alumni to help too. Wilber is planning to visit with us too. Wilber is always a hit with his Cub Scout friends. Let Mattie know if you want to help. Plan to drop by the First Aid Station and just visit too.
We have our second WaRFA raining dates set for this Spring. June 13-14 we will be hosting a Wilderness and Remote First Aid class at GSUSA Camp Robinwood near Willis. This is a great venue for our program. We are going to need to limit the class size this time to about 50 and we will confirm groups that include youth participants first. This class will fill up! See our web site for reservation information or visit us at Scout Fair. As is our tradition, the Crew-911 youth officers will host an “Event” Friday night too. Annoying music on our sound system, movies, games on the projection screen and cold pizza. All our members and green shirted friends are invited to help staff this class! Youth participants are welcome to join us Friday evening too. Participants can count on some really good BBQ for Saturday evening and David assurers me that Sunday really will be a cross between a First Aid Meet on steroids and the reenactment of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre. This will be the second time we will offer the newly revised American Red Cross WaRFA program too.
Our web site www.scoutcpr.org is in the middle of a major face lift. Drop by and visit. The elves have been busy fixing it up!
So guys, 25 years now and counting! It really doesn’t seem that long ago when two Scouters from Troop 777 in The Woodlands met for lunch and decided on the then lofty goal of training 25 Scouts in First Aid! Wow has that expectation been met 1,000 plus times over! The secret to the success of our programs is our dedicated volunteers. Our youth and adult members and friends make it all work. Thanks guys. You’re the real heroes here!
Advisor, BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe Texas
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