Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 14 Sep 1995 09:28:36 -0500
ON the other hand, folks ---- it was a scout with CPR training
(required for his rank advancement) that saved the life of someone
very dear to me.
In Northwest Suburban council, we hold regularly scheduled CPR
instructions, with leaders and boys coming from 3 councils to attend.
One of the units in Chicago Area Council I work with holds annual CPR
training through the assistance of one of the council's MB counselors,
a paramedic, trained to teach CPR! What do you know -- another way to
use the volunteer help of MB counselors.
Another unit in Chicago Area Council has a member of the troop
committee who works at a Chicago hospital, and arranges an annual CPR
training for scouts and adults with the volunteer assistance of a
trained CPR trainer from the hospital. (Her bit to help the kids.)
In the 3 councils I work with, there has been absolutely no problem
with CPR training, and in fact, most people are glad of it. It kind
of reminds our old-timers of the era when Scouts actually saved lifes.
There are many more ways to cover CPR training -- and whether or not
it is a requirement for a rank --- it should be your requirement in
the teaching and training of every scout to save a life.
Thanks for your time.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City