Backcountry Emergency: Evaluation -Reply
Blayden Thompson (BLAYDEN@WORDPERFECT.COM)
Mon, 5 Jun 1995 08:12:42 -0600
At least once a year, I hear on the news a story about a scout troop
and an seveer injury or death of a scout. As a scouter, my worst
nightmare is having to call a boys parents and tell them that their son is
hurt or worse.
When it comes to emergencies, I believe that you do too much. Always
take every step to protect these young men. If you don't, someone will
shortly point it out. Don't be afraid to make a decision that will cost
money or ruin the trip to protect a young man.
I think you did the right thing. In this case, you couldn't tell what kind to
head injury the boy had, expecially since like most of us, your probably
aren't a doctor.
I praise you for your quick thinking and fast action. YOU DID THE RIGHT
Scoutmaster, Troop 24
Pleasant Grove, Utah
Burning Bobwhite too.....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City