There is an opportunity that can be made into a reality, if only there is enough interest expressed!
Through the special relationship that exists between the American Red Cross (specifically, the Triangle Area chapter) and the Boy Scouts of America (Occoneechee Council), Unit Leaders can become Red Cross Instructors.
Prerequisite: Current Adult CPR and First Aid certifications.
Here are the specifics:
The new instructor course will be a blended learning offering (part online and in class room) with the following:
· An online orientation to the American Red Cross
· An online session that provides an overview of the instructor course and the First Aid/CPR/AED program (approx. 1.5 hrs)
· A classroom session where instructor candidates practice teaching and evaluating skills (approx. 9 hrs).
· An orientation to administering course records in the Red Cross Learning Center.
The blended learning component is required and is only available online. This must be completed before entering the classroom session. Instructor candidates will need access to a computer with online access.
A pre-requisite is that the student must be current in Adult CPR/AED and First Aid, in order to be in the instructor class.
Cost to each Unit Leader is $95.00 per person.
Some reading will also be required between sessions bringing the total course time to approximately 13 hours.
The direct benefit would be to have each Scout within their respective unit given the opportunity to receive an Adult CPR card, which is an underlying pre-requisite for many Eagle required Merit Badges.
If there is any interest or questions, please contact me!
-Frank Castillo, Chairman
Risk Management Committee