Re: ARC CPR
James Brown (aa473@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Thu, 4 Mar 1993 09:00:23 -0500
>Tom Richardson asked why we were being charged $20 for
>ARC CPR. Other than manikin rental and books I cannot
>answer. However, it is this way across Virginia.
>I'm more used to as Tom stated -- Instructors were
>volunteers that had access to manikins, and enjoyed
>teaching us. Being in a Volunteer Fire Department, we
>had ample instructors (real ARC instructors, not
>self-proclaimed ones) and they were continually trying
>to meet their quota to maintain certification.
>Here in Northern VA, the average cost is $30.00 for
>ARC CPR. Taught from the colleges, volunteers, or
>The ARC offices, the pay's the same. Our ASM agreed
>to cut us to the minimum and only charge $20 per
>Ultimately, I guess the reason is that when you accumulate
>too many politicians in one place, profits will be found
>somewhere (flame suit on )
If I was a grump I might point out that the some "Professionals"
running both the RC & BSA are more interested in fund raising and
making all activities pay their way if not be profit centers
then in providing a service to the community.
But I'm not a grump so I will not. :-)
PS I may not be a grump but as a RC instructor and Scouter I have
been rather disturbed by how I see it sometimes.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City