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Community Announcements and Events

The Blue Grass Council is providing information for the following community events. They are not associated with the council or the Boy Scouts of America, however, Scouts may be interested in participating.
(Some events do have an age limit)

If you know of any events that might interest our Scouts, please email a submission request to Susan at sstone@bsamail.org
All events will be approved before being published

MEDIC Solo Disaster + Wilderness Medicine School 
is hosting a 
Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First Aid certification course 
January 11-12, 2020
Eastern Kentucky University

-Wilderness area-rural area (not near a hospital)
-disaster site or
-travel anywhere

Why take THIS class?

- Approved by all High Adventure Camps

- Exclusive Discount for Blue Grass Council members!   We struck a deal with MEDIC SOLO of a $35 discount for our Council members!

- Far better than just checking off a requirement checkbox:  "We offer one of our planet's most in-depth, intellectually-stimulating, hands-on 2-day first aid courses with top-rated instructors:  empowering graduates with actual care-giving Competence and Confidence to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital arrival.  Satisfaction guaranteed. "

- Adults and teenagers with sold attention spans welcome

- No prerequisites

- 2-year SOLO WFA certification

SPACES are LIMITED.  To secure your spot:

1)  Type "BSA Blue Grass Council" into the last question of the registration questionnaire at www.solowfa.com (click "Register" and fill out all questions).

2)  Payment:  see the payment section below the registration questionnaire; choose one of the following:

·         $180 check or money order made out to "MEDIC", 250 W. Main St. #702, Charlottesville, VA  22902

·         $180 Venmo to Matthew Rosefsky 

·         $180 "Friends & Family" PayPal (must choose "Friends and Family" so PayPal doesn't eat a commission out of what comes through; if your PayPal does not display a "Friends and Family" option – many accounts do not -- see next line below) to matt@solowfa.com

·         $186 regular PayPal to same account 

·         $186 charge card by calling 434-465-8733

NOTE 1:  Add $5 to the above if you wish to have your textbook mailed to you for advance study (recommended), instead of just receiving it in class.

Busy in January?  We also have courses coming up on February 15-16 in Louisville, KY and on May 2-3 in Lexington, KY!  We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity.

-No prerequisites
-For adults and focused teensKnow your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
-Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
-Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
-Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees), and more
-2-year SOLO WFA certification
-Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT

TOPICS:-Beyond the 'golden hour': wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
-Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
-Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
-Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
-Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements, 
-Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
-Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
-Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain Problems, and Heart Problems
-Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
-International Travel: preparing & packing for safe travel, problem prevention before and during travel, and identification & treatment of many travel illnesses - presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest. 

TIMING: These are a 2 day class.  8:30am-6:30 or 7:00pm both days.

 FEE: $215 (note: another organization in the region charges $275! You save $60!)

Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor-Trainer; or a top-notch, highly-qualified expert Matt personally trained.

Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: 

A fully completed registration and payment will reserve your spot in the class. Feel free to contact courses@solowfa.com with questions...

     Old Mill Canoe Rental on the Blue River in Fredericksburg, Indiana. We are located on Hwy 150 about 30 minutes west of Louisville, Ky. We offer a 12 mile trip that takes 4-6 hours and a 24 mile trip that takes 2 days. We will also customize trips to fit your needs and go as far down the Blue as the Ohio River! We have a 2 acre primitive campground situated at the halfway point of the 2 day trip. It is laid out nicely for tent or hammock camping. We offer an incredible rate for the Scouts of only $18.00 per person whether they are canoeing or kayaking. Camping is $2.00 per person except if you are doing the 2 day trip and then camping is included for free! Custom trips will be priced at the time the plans are made.

About the Program

The Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a Disney sponsored youth preparedness program aimed at students in grades 3-5.  The program began during Hurricane Katrina when college students were forced to evacuate and had to take their belongings in only their pillowcases.  By doing so they were able to arrive at shelters with all their necessities with them and the idea for the Pillowcase Project was born.

The Pillowcase Project was designed to teach youth about emergency preparedness skills for situations such as home fires and local hazards - in Kentucky we focus on tornadoes as the local hazard.  The program follows a "Learn, Practice, Share" curriculum that also meets the national education standards.  After learning about different emergencies and how to be prepared for them, the students will discuss how to make a Preparedness Kit to have at their home.  All students will receive their own pillowcase to begin their preparedness kit.  The students will also receive a take-home workbook to help prepare their loved ones for emergencies as well.  Everything associated with the program is completely free of charge.


Informational Letter from the Disaster Program Manager of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross

Pillow Project Info Sheet

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarships Available

WHO CAN ENTER Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community. Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

HOW TO ENTER Scouts should download and submit a completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1. Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only. We have posts in Lexington, Richmond, Winchester, Frankfort, Danville , Mt. Sterling, and Owingsville. 

HOW IT WORKS Local VFW Posts submit their winning candidates with full entry criteria to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. Ensure that if a District judging is taking place that entries are forwarded to the District first and that enough time is allotted to ensure that the Department still receives the entry by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.

Download an application:  https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Scout-of-the-Year/ScoutoftheYearBrochureandEntryForm.pdf?la=en&v=1&d=20170706T144306Z

Military Missions is proud to offer the chance for Scouts and other youth organizations to earn this patch which shows their support for our active military and veterans. It gives them an opportunity to express their gratitude for the sacrificial service of all those who have worn the uniform… past, present, and future. They will go “beyond the yellow ribbon” to give back to those who serve and protect our nation.

Please note, the Scout Leader or other designated adult will be responsible for monitoring and documenting the activities completed by each youth. Once all requirements have been met, the form must be submitted to Military Missions for approval.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email webmaster@military-missions.org or call or text 859-221-9477.


Scout Discounts Available - Click HERE for Scout offers.  
Your password to enter the site is scout and it is case sensitive.

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The Blue Grass Council receives support from the Cumberland Trails United Way, United Way of Franklin County, United Way of South Central Kentucky, and United Way of South Eastern Kentucky.

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