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Girlguiding Scotland Outdoor First Aid Course

7pm – 9.30pm, 11 November & 9.30am, 13 November – 3pm, 14 November 2021 South Newton Farm House, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire PA13 4TE

When: 7pm – 9.30pm, 11 November on Zoom & 9.30am arrivals to start at 10am on 13 November – 3pm, 14 November 2021 at the below location
Where: South Newton Farm House, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire PA13 4TE
Cost: £90 (including meals and accommodation, but excluding travel)
Contact: ann-marie@girlguiding-scot.org.uk

Who is it for?

This course is open to all members of Girlguiding Scotland aged 18+ who would like to:

  • Renew their 16hr First Aid qualification
  • Gain a new First Aid certificate to support their walking or boating qualification – suitable for most NGB qualifications

This course is particularly suitable for leaders wishing to take their units outdoors and meets the First Aid requirements for walking qualifications and Duke of Edinburgh expedition supervision.

What will the weekend involve?

The course will use blended learning and will follow all guidelines in place at the time of the course. This course can be adapted to suit particular needs, but will be quite intense as the full 16 hour contact time is required, and will involve being out in all weather conditions. The teaching times will be Thursday 7pm – 9.30pm (on Zoom), Saturday (arrivals from 9.30am ready to start at) 10am – 9.30pm and Sunday 8.45am – 3pm.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in bunks, and you will need to bring a lower sheet, pillowcase and a sleeping bag or duvet. If you are not comfortable sharing a room then there is an option to camp, but you would need to bring all your own camping equipment.

Covid-19 Measures

Please note, these conditions are subject to change, depending on the latest government guidance:

  • All accommodation is in shared rooms holding up to 2 people. If you are not comfortable with this, there is an option to camp, but you would need to bring all your own camping equipment.
  • Social distancing will not be required, but we would ask you to maintain a sensible distance, where possible.
  • Masks should be worn indoors (unless medically exempt) when not eating, drinking or in your dormitory.
  • Good hand hygiene should be maintained throughout the event.
  • We recommend that everyone take a lateral flow device (LFD) test two days before the residential begins.
  • If you are feeling unwell, are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, have returned a positive LFD or PCR test, or someone in your household is showing symptoms of Covid-19, then follow self-isolation guidelines and do not attend the event.
  • Contact details will be retained for 1 month after the event for contact tracing purposes. You must inform Girlguiding Scotland as soon as possible if you test positive for Covid-19 after the event.

Additional info

Once you have booked your place you will receive further information about the course and what to bring. Some outdoor equipment is available to borrow. If you have any particular queries about the course, please email Gillian on ggswalkingad@gmail.com

Booking Process

Please fill in the booking form and send it to Ann-Marie MacRae at SHQ as per the instructions on the booking form, along with the £30 deposit by 15 October 2021. Grants may be available to subsidise the course – please get in touch if this would be helpful.

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