Arnold Sports Festival Medical Team

🕓Feb 10, 2019 · ☕2 min read
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  • It is that time of year again.  The Arnold Sports Festival is Feb. 28, March 1, 2, & 3. Scouts interested in volunteering with the Arnold Medical Team need to sign up now.  Registration for scouts will close rapidly due to overwhelming demand so don’t wait!

    We are the medical team for the Arnold Sports Festival – the world’s largest multisport athletic contest – and we provide mat side first aid for nearly 23,000 athletes from 85 countries competing in over 74 events.  We run 40 medical teams simultaneously from two coordinated but independent command centers plus some remote sites.  It has unified communications via the Amateur Radio Operators (Hams).  We treat just shy of 500 injuries in three days so we run it as mass casualty incident command.

    Scouts serve various team support functions and have been working with us for 20 years with over 1000 scouts working the Arnold across this time span.

    Signup information can be found in the Google Group, so check your email or go to to find the forms.

    They only take 1st class and above unless you have a parent working with the medical team as a scouter.  Class A uniforms are required.

    A “walkthrough” is at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Sunday Feb. 24th from noon to 3pm to teach everyone the tunnel system and review policies.  Scouts are asked to attend and Class A’s are required.

    Troop 843
    Troop 843