Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

About Wilderness First Aid

This course is required for Philmont and other high-adventure bases by the BSA. It is highly recommended for units involved in activities where you are further than 1 hour from EMS.


Current certification in adult CPR/AED is required to take the Wilderness First Aid training course. You must provide a copy of your certification at the start of the WFA course.

CPR/AED Training

For those without a current CPR/AED certification, a separate CPR/AED course is offered on Friday night starting at 6:00 PM and will run until the training is complete.


BSA Members:

  • CPR/AED $20 per person ($10 late fee)
  • WFA $100 per person ($25 late fee)

Non-BSA Members:

  • CPR/AED $30 per person ($10 late fee)
  • WFA $150 per person ($25 late fee)


The fee includes course materials, meals, and camping accommodations. Please pack as if you were hiking in the backcountry! The class has limited slots and will be filled on a first-paid/first-in basis. After receiving your registration and payment you will be registered for the course. The class will be canceled if the minimum of 6 participants is not met. In case of cancellation, your fee will be refunded. Other than “Event Cancellation” there is a No Refund Policy for this event.


A current BSA Annual Health & Medical form is required to be submitted on arrival. Only Part A and Part B are required for this event.

Registration Opens Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Participants interested in signing up for both WFA and the First Aid/CPR/AED, sign up for WFA first and then under classes select the First Aid/CPR/AED.

  • Wilderness First Aid w/CPR & AED
    October 27, 2023 to October 29

  • Wilderness First Aid w/ CPR & AED
    April 19, 2024 to April 21

  • Wildneress First Aid w/ CPR & AED
    October 25, 2024 to October 27

File Name Description
COVID-19 UPDATE COVID-19 Statement March 2021 and Screening Checklist Download
AHMR 680-001_ABC BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Parts ABC Download