First Aid MB question
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 10:59:15 -0400
<20 Jul 1998 10:34:25 Gladys Jenner <sdjenner@AIRMAIL.NET>
<21 Jul 1998 09:00:22 <Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU>
<21 Jul 1998 00:10:55 William F Grimes <persianblue@JUNO.COM>
Subject: First Aid MB Req #1
PaulW and FL-Bill agreed with you and gave the =
current method as you have read in the books
and I also have used.
Previous Training Possibility =
I understand, yet can't verify from MY own old
books that back years and years ago scouting =
attempted for a spell to follow a rigid growth
path. E.G. A scout and troop were supposed to work
Tenderfoot and couldn't obtain any sign-offs
on 2nd Class or 1st Class until Tenderfoot was =
BoR'd. Likewise Merit Badges couldn't be worked =
on until 1st Class was achieved. Beyond that
there were additional limitations. Recently
many of us On-List read about a CT troop that
was very successful yet was still using an
extremely rigid growth approach.
Again, I can't verify the above was really ever
in the BSA since it might be oldtimer man/oman
tales. Gently tell your SA that the Program has =
changed to allow for a more Parallel Growth.
The Method I like (Skills UpKeep being a goal)
Prior to the First Aid MB Classes
Take the boys through all T, 2, and 1st =
This assists the scout learning and the
scout trainer / adult supporter in upkeep
^^^ < This guy is important
First Class MB Class
The instructor verifies they know T,2,1
First Class MB Class ReFreshers
Yearly, and in the Field would be great
1>Unless you use this 1st Aid stuff everyday
it is difficult to bring it out at >90% =
competency when it is needed.
2>It is sad to witness 1st Class, Star, Life
Eagle Scouts, and Adult Leaders not know
or able to chip in with 1st Aid skills.
3>I like to visualize every scout being proud =
he really knows First Aid COLD.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council=
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City