April 15, 2013 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Friday, April 19 -- Crew-911 Event at BSA Camp Strake
Saturday, April 20 -- Canoe Instructor Aide Workshop
Saturday/Sunday, April 20 &21 -- Wilderness and Remote First Aid at Camp Strake
Friday-Sunday, April 26, 27 & 28 -- The Deer Lake Canoe Clinic
As always, lots of stuff going on with the Training Team and Crew-911!
Next Friday will be our next Crew-911 official activity. The youth officers have Venturing Leadership training planned and we will also have our usual loud annoying music on the sound system, age appropriate movies and X-Box on the projection screens plus the always anticipated cold pizza and drinks! The evening activities are open to all our youth participants for the weekend WaRFA class too. All Venturing youth that would like to participate in the leadership training are very welcome too. The adults usually hide in a quiet corner.
We are also conducting a Canoe Instructor Aide workshop Saturday in conjunction with the Wilderness and Remote First Aide class. See the following link for details.
Canoe Instructor Aide Workshop
We are recruiting Scouters and mature Scouts, sixteen and older, with "better than average paddling skills" to work with us as aides at the upcoming Deer Lake Canoe Clinic. The workshop is not an instructor class but can be the first step to becoming a FUNdamentals of Canoeing-Instructor or BSA Paddle Craft Safety Program Facilitator.
Next weekend, April 20 &21 is our next Wilderness and Remote First Aid class. This is a very large class guys and David needs all our trained "victims" to assist with the scenarios. We have several special guests lined up for this one too so my bet is the Sunday scenarios will be scarier than usual! If we told you why, it would spoil the fun for the participants as well as our staff! This is an invitation to all our ER/EMR alumni, our WaRFA alumni, all our Crew-911 members and our many green shirted friends to come an be a part of the scenarios. We are planning eight scenarios this time so we do need lots of help! Let Chelsie or David know if you are planning to be a part of this!
Friday through Sunday, April 26-28 is our Spring Deer Lake Canoe Clinic and this one will be special. We do need all our FOC-Instructors for this one along with Scouters that are qualified as Instructors Aides. Scouters that have taught BSA Paddle Craft Safety are very welcome to assist as aids too.
The Deer Lake Canoe Clinic held the first class in 1990 as in-house training for Troop-777 in The Woodlands. Over the nearly 25 year history of the program, Dal Wilkirson heads a very short list of Scouters that have served as our Course Director. Dal has announced that he will be stepping down as Course Director after this clinic. We will be recognizing Dal for his many years of dedicated volunteerism to our program, the Sam Houston Area Council Canoe Committee, The American Red Cross and the over 4,000 Scouts and Scouters that attended canoe training he directed. We will also be recognizing Dr. Pete Cragg for his many years serving as our Kayak Program Director. Pete is also retiring after this clinic. We are very fortunate to have Kimi Kent opening for Mr. Jim Mackenzie's now infamous after dinner show too! Look up both Kimi and Jim on the internet! Our Deer Lake Canoe Clinic participants already have reserved seats. Our FOC-Instructor alumni and Scouting friends of Pete and Dal are very welcome to join us for the special recognition and our show. Please let us know if you would like to attend.
Thanks for volunteering guys! We especially appreciate the Scouters and older Scouts who have agreed to participate in our Canoe Instructor Aide workshop. Without our many dedicated Scouting friends, our programs would not be possible!
Advisor BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe, TX
March 30, 2013 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Saturday, April 13 - SHAC Scout Fair
Friday, April 19 - Crew-911 Event at BSA Camp Strake Grand Lake Dining Hall
Saturday, April 20 - Canoe Aid Workshop at Deer Lake
Saturday-Sunday, April 20/21 - Wilderness and Remote First Aid
Friday-Sunday, April 26/28 - The Deer Lake Canoe Clinic
As always, Crew-911 and our many green shirted friends have a busy Spring schedule!
Join us at Scout Fair! Crew-911 will once again be providing minor First Aid coverage for the event. Drop by and meet our Emergency Medical Response Class of 2013 graduates. This will be their first opportunity to potentially use their new skills. All our trained members and green shirted friends are very welcome to help. Let us know if you want to help with the aid station. The Crew-911 officers have a new plan for our booth too. I understand it will be a lite version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Those that have completed WaRFA training with us can perhaps imagine what is planned.
Friday, April 19 will be our second Spring Crew-911 "event" at Camp Strake. Some of our guys will be finishing up their written test for our Emergency Medical Response class and the officers do have a fun evening planned. We will be offering some Crew-specific youth leadership training along with our usual loud annoying music on the sound system, age appropriate movies, X-box on the projection screens and, of course, cold pizza and drinks. All our Crew-911 members are invited along with the youth participants for the Wilderness and Remote First Aid class. The teenagers will usually share the pizza with the adults too. Let us know if you would like to attend.
Saturday and Sunday, April 20/21 are the days for our next Wilderness and Remote First Aid class. This one is BIG guys! We need all our WaRFA-Instructors and current FA-CPR/AED-Instructors that would like to add WaRFA to their certification. We need our trained youth and all our green shirted friends for the Sunday scenarios. David will be setting up 8 stations this time and we do need a lot of help! David is for sure on a roll after the EMR final scenario so you can expect something special for the WaRFA. Visit with us at Scout Fair for a preview of what it takes to be a "victim".
Also, Saturday morning, April 20 at the WaRFA class we will also be offering a Canoe Aid Workshop. We are looking for adults and mature teenagers, seventeen and older, with "better than average" paddling skills that would like to prepare to assist with The Deer Lake Canoe Clinic. The workshop will cover canoe safety, basic stroke skills and teaching techniques we use at the clinic. The elements of BSA Paddle Craft Safety will also be covered. Participants will be qualified to assist/co-teach with our experienced canoe staff at the Deer Lake Canoe Clinic the following weekend. The final schedule for the workshop will be coordinated with our Scouting friends from Flaming Arrow District but we plan to meet at 9:00 AM at The Grand Lake Dining Hall. The day will include a morning skills session, a great lunch and an afternoon workshop with ample time to perfect skills. The workshop should end about 3:00 PM. Let us know if you are interested in this unique opportunity. Did we mention that the workshop is free and lunch is included? Please pass the word!
Friday - Sunday, April 26, 27 and 28 will be our Spring Deer Lake Canoe Clinic. We need ALL our FOC-Instructors for this weekend! If you have not already been contacted, please consider this your personal invitation to teach! Currently, the course is full with a fairly long waiting list. As we have additional instructors commit, we are planning to open registration back up. Please go ahead and contact us if your would like to have your group participate. The weekend will be great guys! We are expecting perfect weather, lots of water in the lake, no alligators and a very large group of eager teenagers wanting to be trained. Our now infamous Saturday evening entertainment will feature Kimi Kent opening for Mr. Jim Mackenzie. Those that have seen Jim's show know he is great. Kimi is just back from the Grammies and we are very fortunate that she has agreed to perform for us.
The Training Team has provided great American Red Cross training programs for Scouts and Scouters at Camp Strake since 1991. The bad news is we will soon be saying good bye to the "old" Camp Strake. The good news is we are preparing now for the transition to the new camp and it is going to be awesome! Thanks guys for making our programs work. Without our many volunteers, the Training Team would not be possible. There are challenges ahead but we are excited about the future!
Advisor BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe, TX
February 15, 2013 Enews FLASH from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Friday, February 15, 2013 - Crew-911 Event at BSA Camp Strake
Saturday, February 16 - FA-CPR/AED at BSA Camp Strake
Saturday/Sunday, February 16-17 - Wilderness and Remote First Aid at BSA Camp Strake
As always guys, we have lots going on, especially this weekend! The good news is I am back from Africa on schedule... The GREAT news is we are going
to have a really fun training weekend! The not so great news is we are a little short of instructors and staff for the weekend!
This evening, Friday February 15, we have our first Crew-911 "event" at The Conference Center at BSA Camp Strake. We are specifically after a female
Scouter to assist Janet tonight. We do have accommodations arranged at the Camp Strake "Hilton" for the evening as well as our gourmet meal plan. We
do have our Plan B in place but we could sure use some backup. Also, we could sure use a Quartermaster for the weekend.... same pay and
accommodations! Specifically, we need a little help with the Saturday evening cracker barrel but a dedicated Scouter that has not yet got in his or
her one hour per week of Scouting would be a very welcome addition to our staff for the weekend.
Steven needs at least one more American Red Cross FA-CPR/AED-Instructor for Saturday. Our FA-CPR/AED class that was expected to be about 5
participants has now hit 25! If you have not taught in a while, this would be a great opportunity to co-teach with one of our best and get up to
speed with the new material. We are also teaching the "Blended Learning" skills check Friday evening for a fairly small group as a Beta test for
this new ARC program. The Blended Learning will give Scouters an on-line option to complete the video/presentation/written test portion of an
acceptable Adult CPR/AED certification program. Yell if you would like to observe or co-teach this evening. As always, all currently certified FA-
CPR/AED-Instructors are welcome to observe/co-teach the Wilderness and remote First Aid class this weekend too. This is a great way to prepare to
David would welcome a few more qualified victims for our Sunday scenarios too. This is a special invitation to our youth "alumni" that have recently
completed the WaRFA program as well as all our Green Shirted Friends and Crew-911 members. Playing the role of victim is a lot of fun. Note that
David's secret formula for the blood will actually wash out of most clothing and tastes pretty good too. Yell if you can help or contact Chelsie or
I mentioned that we will have a few challenges this year... this weekend is one of them! Thanks for volunteering guys. It is because of your support
we are able to offer this program. Your help is truly appreciated.
Advisor BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe, TX