Too much first aid?
Tue, 13 May 1997 00:26:55 -0400
First, a troop meeting is no place to learn this. Usually, this course is
taught in five 10-hour classes, or any sort of arrangement in which the
class feels confortable. Just reviewing the last class takes about an hour,
just the amount of time you may set apart at any normal meeting.
Second, you don't need to be on Mt. Everest to ever need to use this
knowledge. First aid is one of the most important things you will ever
learn in Scouting, and it transcends your Scouting activities.
Maybe you think this is getting carried away. Let me tell you something.
Probably this is too much for simple homebounds, maybe it expands the
imagination of those who feel invincible or untouchable, brings old
memories to high adventurers, but simply saves the lives of those we love.
Gustavo E. Flores
Emergency Medical Post 850, Inc.
Assistant Instructor, MED-E-TRAIN
Eagle Scout (Class of 95), Troop 29
Puerto Rico Council
San Juan, Puerto Rico
From: Bob Myers[SMTP:rmyers@ONE.NET]
Sent: Monday, 12 May, 1997 11:50 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
Subject: Re: Wilderness First Aid ("Load and Go" saves lives in the
Bob Amick wrote: "The whole course is about 50 hours..."
That's more than 30 troop meetings, assuming you throw out little things
openings and closings and games and advancement. I know it wouldn't be
troop meetings, but I'm sorry, "as much training as they can" is far too
ended. A few of you guys get a bit carried away. If you want to eliminate
chance of dying on Mt. Everest, your just not going to get to climb it.
Bob Myers, Troop Committee Member, Troop 3, Cincinnati, Ohio
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City