American Red Cross courses for NCAC BSA youth and leaders

    This web page is intended to assist those in the National Capital Area Council, BSA establish contact with a volunteer American Red Cross (ARC) Instructor that is teaching under the Authorized Provider (AP) agreement between NCAC BSA and the ARC. That agreement provides for reduced Red Cross fees.

   Those not affiliated with the NCAC Boy Scouts of America should contact 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit .

   These courses are American Red Cross courses. You will receive, as appropriate, ARC certifications that meet BSA requirements. These are not BSA courses.

   If you have read or heard that the course cost is $5, that is no longer true. Effective in April 2016 the ARC per person fee is based on a percentage of the ARC prices of fees charged to all ARC Authorized Providers. These costs vary by course. There are other costs associated with the courses, such as manikins, AED trainers, printed materials, gloves, breathing barriers, etc.

   If you have a question - please enter your name and a phone number or e-mail address below, click on submit and we will do our best to contact you.

   Cub Scout level courses - Scrubby Bear and Basic Aid Training do not require an ARC certified instructor. Please see details in the Course Descriptions listed below.

  Venturing 2014 Discoverer award CPR and First Aid requirements:

  2. Complete the following:

   a. Complete a standard CPR course such as American Red Cross ”First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community or the American Heart Association" Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED or an equivalent course.
   b. Complete a standard first aid course such as the American Red Cross Standard First Aid or equivalent course.

   These above requirements can be met by taking the American Red Cross "Adult & Pediatric FA/CPR/AED" course listed on this page: Course Description

After receipt of your request, we will ask a nearby BSA/ARC volunteer instructor to contact you to make further arrangements. We currently have BSA/ARC volunteer instructors in these BSA Districts: Appalachian Trail; Aquia; Chain Bridge; Colonial; George Mason; Goose Creek; Mattaponi; Occoquan; Old Dominion; Patriot; Piedmont; Potomac; Prince George's; Seneca; Sully; Washington, DC; Western Shore; White Oak; and Zekiah.

   Lets begin with your contact information, followed by the type of training, and the BSA unit that is requesting training.

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Links to more information:
Scrubby Bear   Course Description
Basic Aid Training   Course Description
First Aid, CPR and AED   Course Description
FA/CPR/AED Participants Manual   Participant's Manual
Adult Ready Reference   Adult Ready Reference
Pediatric Ready Reference   Pediatric Ready Reference
Wilderness & Remote First Aid    Course Description
WRFA Reference Guide   WRFA Reference Guide
WRFA Pocket Guide   WRFA Pocket Guide
CPR/AED-FPR/HCP   Course Description
Life Guarding   Course Description
Interested in learning about becoming an Instructor?      Instructor Course Description
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June 8, 2016