December 27, 2015 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - Organizational Meeting, Emergency Medical Response/Lifeguarding Class of 2016
As always guys, lots happening with the training team and Crew-911!
Sunday, January 3 is the date. MGL Consulting Company's new corporate office in The Woodlands is the place and 2:00 PM is the time.... Emergency Medical Response/Lifeguarding Class of 2016 will officially begin. Rumor has it that we have a big class again... BUT, as of today, we only have few names on our confirmed list of new participants. So... now is the time to invite your friends... The new participant requirements remain the same... "fifteen by March 15" for LG certification, fourteen is the minimum recommended age for Emergency Medical Response with approval from the course directors. We do not use a formal registration form for this class... just email us and show up for the orientation meeting. As always, the deadline is our orientation meeting on January 3. We do need to hear from our returning alumni and prospective EMR-Instructor candidates too. Please pass the word. MGL Consulting Company's new offices are located at:
8708 Technology Forrest Place, Suite 100
The Woodlands, Texas, 77381
DO NOT Google MGL's address from their website, use the above address! They have moved to their new facility and it's a perfect location for our class.
Some great new stuff for this year... a few new faces and lots of old friends returning too. We will be offering The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program and the current revision of Emergency Medical Response. Once again, a good portion of our class will be electronic. We will have the participant's material available to download to your computer or favorite e-reader. We will offer ARC Lifeguarding-Instructor and ARC Emergency Medical Response-Instructor too.
We will be meeting at the conference room at MGL Consulting for the EMR sessions and we will again be using the Conroe Swim Center for our Lifeguarding program. We will be visiting our favorite local restaurants for lunch too as well as checking out some new ones. Believe it or not, Mr. Novotny has actually found restaurants in The Woodlands that will let us back again this year... Our good friends at our favorite Chinese buffet restaurant will be on the lunch schedule for sure.
The cost for the EMR/LG program has not yet been finalized but it will be about the same as last year, around $160.00/person. As always, we will do our best to keep the cost down. Youth scholarships are available. Remember to plan on about $12.00/week for lunch. We have again worked some special meal deals too and we will have our traditional craw-fish boil this year too.
Our EMR/LG Class of 2016 offers teens, fourteen and older and young adults the opportunity to learn and practice advanced first aid, lifesaving, and rescue skills… Please pass the word to Venture age youth that would like to find out more about Crew-911 and our programs. You can email us at EMR@scoutcpr.org or just plan to join us at 2:00 PM next Sunday at MGL for our official kick-off meeting. It is an annual tradition for our staff to have lunch before the kick-off meeting at Beijing Chinese Restaurant, 409 Sawdust Rd, The Woodlands. New participants are welcome to join us there about 12:30 pm too.
It has been a great year for The NBO Scout Training Team and for BSA Crew-911. We overcame some interesting challenges this year but overall we met our expectations! We trained some great new WaRFA instructors in Colorado and had a lot of fun at their SOAR camp too. Rumor has it we will be in Boys Life magazine this Spring too. The Team and Crew-911 are nationally recognized for our unique programs for teenagers. Over 25 years now guys and over 30,000 trained! We are a success because of you. A little late Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year... Thanks for a great 2015... 2016 will be even better.
Advisor BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe, TX
September 7, 2015 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Saturday, September 12 - Basic Aid Training, BAT for Twin Bayou District, at St. John the Devine
Friday, September 25 - Crew-911 Event at GSUSA Camp Silver Springs near Conroe, TX.
Saturday/Sunday, September 26/27 - ARC Wilderness and Remote First Aid at GSUSA Camp Silver Springs
As always, lots going on with our Training Team and BSA Crew-911. Our instructor training trip to Western Colorado Council camp SOAR was a great success! We now have 20 youth and adult instructors prepared to offer The American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid program to their Council. It was a fun week for all of us!
Here is a link to the SOAR article in their regional on-line magazine with pictures of our training taken by the Boys' Life staff photographer. The WaRFA program starts on the PDF page 33. The Forum August 2015
We need our BAT trained youth instructors for next Saturday. The class is at St John the Devine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd in Houston. This is scheduled to be a large class guys and we need youth instructors! Please let Justin know if you can help. Drag along a Venturing age Scout and we will offer an on the job training program too. The usual lousy pay guys, but we will feed you and there will be about 50 WEBELOS that will have a great time and perhaps learn a lot too.
Our next WaRFA at GSUSA Camp Silver Springs is Saturday/Sunday September 26-27! All our Crew-911 First Responder trained youth and our many green shirted friends are invited to join us Friday night for the Crew-911 event too. We do need our guys for the scenarios on Sunday. Just let Justin know or drop us an email. All our instructors are welcome too. Saturday dinner is Pit Master BBQ. Yell if you want to be our guest.
We have plenty of room in our September Wilderness and Remote First Aid class too. Please invite Venturing age youth and adults to join you for this fun training event! Help us pass the word. Rumor has it a few of our newly trained youth instructors from Colorado will be joining our staff too. We will be overnighting in cabins with real beds and matrasses and the food plan is great!
The impact of Crew-911 and our Chartering Partner, The NBO Scout Training Team reaches beyond Houston. We are nationally recognized for our programs. Thanks to our many dedicated volunteers, yet another Council has started a program like ours. It's you guys that make it work. Thank you for being a part of our unique organization!
Advisor, BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe Texas
June 25, 2015 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
Friday, June 12, 2015 -- Crew-911 Event at GSUSA Camp Robinwood near Willis, TX.
Saturday/Sunday, June 13/14 -- ARC Wilderness and Remote First Aid at GSUSA Camp Robinwood
Tuesday/Wednesday, June 30, July 1 -- Wilderness and Remote First Aid-Instructor, SOAR, Dotsero, CO, Western Colorado Council
Thursday/Friday, July 2/3 -- Wilderness and Remote First Aid, SOAR, Dotsero, CO, Western Colorado Council
As always, lots going on with our Training Team and BSA Crew-911. Our last WaRFA class was a great success. See the graduation picture on our web site. The Training Team and Crew-911 will be assisting the Western Colorado Council set up a program much like ours. We will be offering WaRFA-Instructor and Wilderness and Remote First Aid June 30 - July 3 at their SOAR facility on The Colorado River near Dotsero, Colorado. Sam Houston Area Council Scouts and Scouters are welcome to join us.
We have plenty of room in our June 13/14 Wilderness and Remote First Aid class. Please invite Venturing age youth and adults to join you for this fun training event! Camp Robinwood is an established Girl Scout camp located south of Willis just off I-45. The camp is perfect for our Wilderness and Remote First Aid program. Drive times and distances from the Houston SHAC offices are just a little longer than the trip to the old BSA Camp Strake.
The American Red Cross revised the participant materials for our WaRFA program and we will be presenting the new program. We will be overnighting in platform tents or cabins with real beds and matrasses and the food plan is great!
Our program is designed especially for Venture age teenagers training with their adult leaders. The Sunday class scenarios are a cross between a First Aid Meet on steroids and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre! The good news is we once again have a very large staff committed for the weekend including our youth EMR/LG graduates. The bad news is as of today, we have more staff scheduled to attend the class than participants! Please help us pass the word.
Use this link to request reservations for our June 13/14 class: Register for WaRFA
IF YOUR GROUP NEEDS ADULT CPR/AED CERTIFICATION: We do have an additional opportunity to complete the Adult CPR/AED prerequisite for our WaRFA class. We have set up an American Red Cross "Blended Learning" opportunity. This class allows participants to complete the video portion and written test on-line. We have scheduled the practical instructor lead skills check for Friday evening, June 12 at Camp Robinwood as a part of our optional Friday evening "Crew-911 Event". Let us know if you need to use this method of getting current A-CPR/AED certification and we will send you the special link to register. The fee for the Adult CPR/AED on-line program for Scouts is $5.00. Note that the sign-up for that class and the fees are handled directly by The American Red Cross. We will provide the skills check Friday evening beginning at 8:30 PM. You must complete the on-line portion first and bring your numbered completion certificate with you. Reminder: Adult CPR/AED classes that are offered entirely on-line or classes that do not include actual instructor supervised practice on a mannequin are NOT ACCEPTABLE and do not meet the prerequisite for WaRFA.
As many Scouters know, we are celebrating our 25th year providing American Red Cross programs to Scouts and Scouters. Over 30,000 youth and adults have completed training with us since we began offering classes in 1990. The initial vision was to train 30 Scouts in First Aid and CPR. That vision has been fulfilled by any measure! Thanks for volunteering guys. It is our youth and adult volunteers that make our programs work.
Advisor, BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe Texas
April 15,2015 Enews from The NBO Scout Training Team and BSA Crew-911
This Saturday, April 18, 2015 -- Crew-911 at Scout Fair Join us at the First Aid Station
Friday, June 12 -- Crew-911 Event at GSUSA Camp Robinwood
Saturday/Sunday June 13/14 -- American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid at GSUSA Camp Robinwood
As always, lots going on with our Training Team and BSA Crew-911. We got off to a great start this year with one of our best Emergency Medical Response/Lifeguarding classes in recent memory. The Class of 2015 was special though as it marked our 20 th year of providing First Responder training to teenagers and our 25th year of providing American Red Cross programs to Scouts and Scouters. Over 30,000 trained so far and still counting! We are headed to Colorado in July to help start another program like ours. That marks a milestone too as this will be at least the 15th training team we have helped start. Lots of great things lie ahead for us too! We have a really special WaRFA planned for fall too. Just a few more challenges ahead of us and we will announce what should be the best venue ever for a WaRFA class!
All Crew-911 members along with our many green shirted friends are invited to join us at Scout Fair. Crew-911 will again be providing the primary First Aid Station for the event and we could sure use some help this year! If you completed WaRFA training with us, you are welcome to help out. We do need as many of our First Responder alumni to help too. Wilber is planning to visit with us too. Wilber is always a hit with his Cub Scout friends. Let Mattie know if you want to help. Plan to drop by the First Aid Station and just visit too.
We have our second WaRFA raining dates set for this Spring. June 13-14 we will be hosting a Wilderness and Remote First Aid class at GSUSA Camp Robinwood near Willis. This is a great venue for our program. We are going to need to limit the class size this time to about 50 and we will confirm groups that include youth participants first. This class will fill up! See our web site for reservation information or visit us at Scout Fair. As is our tradition, the Crew-911 youth officers will host an "Event" Friday night too. Annoying music on our sound system, movies, games on the projection screen and cold pizza. All our members and green shirted friends are invited to help staff this class! Youth participants are welcome to join us Friday evening too. Participants can count on some really good BBQ for Saturday evening and David assurers me that Sunday really will be a cross between a First Aid Meet on steroids and the reenactment of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre. This will be the second time we will offer the newly revised American Red Cross WaRFA program too.
Our web site www.scoutcpr.org is in the middle of a major face lift. Drop by and visit. The elves have been busy fixing it up!
So guys, 25 years now and counting! It really doesn't seem that long ago when two Scouters from Troop 777 in The Woodlands met for lunch and decided on the then lofty goal of training 25 Scouts in First Aid! Wow has that expectation been met 1,000 plus times over! The secret to the success of our programs is our dedicated volunteers. Our youth and adult members and friends make it all work. Thanks guys. You're the real heroes here!
Advisor, BSA Crew-911
The Woodlands/Conroe Texas