"confrontational" - that's a lotta'... 8-)
J. Hugh Sullivan (sullivan@NETAM.NET)
Mon, 5 Feb 1996 06:01:51 -0600
At 12:00 AM 2/5/96 -0600, Chuck Bramlet wrote:
>The recent discussion about the requirements for BSA lifeguard vs. Red
>Cross lifeguard, and the advantages and disadvantages of each, brings
>about this post.
>Sadly, I detect a bit of a "confrontational" attitude in the responses.>
Chuck, although we did not start the series, Chris and I expanded it
considerably. We were on opposite sides of the fence until discovering that
we were supporting two different points - life guarding and life saving. It
only took an e-mail or two to learn this. I never felt "confronted" - Chris
can speak for himself.
>As a matter of illustration, how many of you "old timers" remember being
>taught "Back press, arm lift" artificial respiration as the recommended
>method? How about the "cut and suck" method of treating rattlesnake
>bite? Were either of those something that should have been _kept_?
They still sell a lot of wooden pencils and I remember the Edsel, too; new
may be, but is not always, better. 8-)
BTW, precisely when does "old timer" stop and "chronologically challenged"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City