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.

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.

2024 Spring Training: - at Camp Rock Enon

  • Registration Opens: January 20, 2024
  • Late Fee Begins: March 29, 2024
  • Registration Closes: April 5, 2024

2024 Fall Training: - at Camp Sinoquipe

  • Registration Opens: July 27, 2024
  • Late Fee Begins: October 4, 2024
  • Registration Closes: October 11, 2024

  • Wilderness First Aid w/AED & CPR '25
    March 28, 2025 to March 30