What are MedVents and Rovers
Historically, first aid services within scouting had been provided by outside agencies or by adult volunteers 0 though as a result of changes made to Scouts Canada adult screening requirements, it became more difficult to muster ad hoc volunteer first aid teams to provide this coverage.
In 1997 a newly established program from within BC called "Medical Venturers" (more commonly referred to as "MedVents") provided the medical services at the Scouts Jamboree in Kananasis- which welcomed approximately 14,000 scouts.
The Program spread to Ontario with the establishment of the Toronto MedVents and then quickly continued to develop into a new movement within scouting and now is an official vocational program within the Scouts Canada umbrella of programs!
Peel MedVents was established in 2004 by Dave Wakely and Janice Elliot, and at their first meeting there were five youth. With careful tendering and continued interest of the youth involved the small group in Peel quickly began growing and developing- both in skill sets and members.
Today our program boasts a team of five advisors and almost 20 youth! As youth progress through the MedVent program, they gain both experience and training.
What Do MedVents Do?
MedVents enter the program with standard first and and CPR certification, which allows them to provide basic interventions to the ill and injured at scouting events as well as community events.
Peel MedVents often attend camps, jamborees, community events and much, much more - as the designated first aiders and medical response services.
What Are The Program Ages?
A 14 year old may choose to move up to the Venturer program at 14 instead of waiting until the next year - so long as they turn 14 before December 31st of that Scouting year.
Medical Venturers ("MedVents")
14-17 years of age
Medical Rovers ("MedRovers")
18-25 years of age
Is MedVents Right For Me?
Are you interested in volunteering in your community? Do you like adventure? What about first aid? Do you think you want to work in a medical profession when you're older? Doctor? Paramedic? Nurse? Pharmacist? Do you like helping others? Are you a leader? Do you like to learn things- "hands on"? Do you like to go camping? What about camping for free?
If you answered YES to any or all of the above questions, this program is right for you! Still not sure?. Come check us out at a meeting or two, for FREE and try it out for yourself! Think you should join? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you started in the right direction!