Re: Medical Officer badge of office?
Amick Robert (amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 08:42:07 -0600
Some years ago, the Red Cross rectangular "Emergency First Aid" patch was
authorized for wear on the Scout Uniform on the right sleeve below the
positions for the flag and region/local emblems (position 3 in current
insignia guide parlance). This emblem is no longer available from the Red
Our camp staff members, and our Explorers with such training now use this
position for a similar emblem which
has the "star of life" and either "first responder" or "emergency medical
technician" depending on certification levels. This has been very helpful
as many of the staff have these credentials.
I agree that there should be a BSA emblem of similar design available
for use in this position which indicates such credentials for those
who have have either first responder or emergency medical
technician/paramedic pre-hospital care training. Moreover, similar emblems
could/should be created for physician and registered nurse. This would
replace the current round "physician" patch which is worn in position 2 or
3 on the left sleeve, if memory serves. This would be preferable to the
current round emblem, since these folks often hold unit
staff positions as well. Such an emblem would also preclude wearing the
"quality unit" emblem now currently worn in position 3 on the right
sleeve, however. Perhaps a "generic" "emergency medical services" emblem
could be created if it is too difficult to provide specific
training/licensure designations as noted above. Some control would need to
be maintained to ensure that only those with specified and current
training credentials (e.g., physician, nurse, emt/paramedic, or first
responder) would be allowed to obtain/wear the insignia. An application
form could be used to register those individuals with the local council
which would also create a data base of such qualified individuals for
resources when needed for events such as day camps, summer camps, etc.
Bob Amick, EMT-B, Explorer Advisor, High Adventure Explorer Post 72/SES 72
Boulder, CO; Longs Peak Council Exploring Training Chair
On Sat, 18 Jul 1998, Wendie Howland wrote:
> So the question before the house is: Howcum we got patches for historians and
> scribes and chaplains and troop committee members and all sortsa positions...
> and none for the ever-important CAMP NURSE/Medical officer??? It would seem a
> good thing to make him/her more recognizable.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City