WFA_patchWilderness First Aid Training

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.  Youth and adult Scout leaders 16 or older are invited to participate and earn their certification.

The course minimum is 15 participants, and is limited to 25 participants.

Full Course Information:

We will be offering two Wilderness First Aid courses for 2019

Course 1: March 15-17, 2019 This course is at capacity

Course 2: April 26-28, 2019                                                              

Where: Camp Mack Training Center


March Course Registration

April Course Registration

Course Schedule: 

Friday night 7 to 10 PM CPR Certification

Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM to 4 PM WFA Certification

(You must have a current CPR Certification to receive WFA Certification)

 Course Costs: CPR Certification Only-$15.00

WFA Certification Only (Must provide proof of current CPR Certification)-$45.00

Both CPR and WFA Certifications-$55.00

Registration closes two weeks before the course starts

 What You Will Receive:

Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) training materials and certification.

2 Year Certifications in WFA

2 Year Certification in CPR

What You Need to Bring:   



Lunch each day, snacks, drinks

First aid kit you would normally carry on a hiking trip

Other Important Information: Overnight accommodations are available at the Camp Mack Training Center at no extra cost. Please contact Daniel Hanson 717-553-4205 or to reserve a bunk.

Meals will not be provided, however, participants can use the refrigerator and Training Center kitchen.

Questions: Contact Daniel Hanson at either 717-553-4205 or

Wilderness First Aid Flyer


Chain Saw Safety Training

This course covers the skills and knowledge to safely use a chainsaw.  Completion of this training is required to run a chain saw on Pennsylvania Dutch Council owned properties. This training is open to any adult 18 or older. The training is good for two years.

When: November 3, 2018

Where: Camp Mack Maintenance Shop, 2 Scout Ln, Newmanstown, PA 17073

Equipment needed: Participants must bring their own work gloves, leather boot, safety glasses and hearing protection. If you have a hard hat or logger chaps you can bring them as well.

Registration Information: Class size is limited to 6 people, to register contact Gary Guare, by October 20, 2018, or 717-626-5674