Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: CPR Patch
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 11:01:33 -0700
I have not seen anything like that available through the BSA.
To my knowledge the only organizations that can certify someone in CPR are
the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association. I have served as
an instructor for both of them over the past 10 years.
There may be some other organizations, but I am not aware of them at this
The ARC used to have patches for First Aid, Advanced First Aid, and CPR but
I have not seen any in recent years.
IMHO the patch you saw on the BSA Lifeguard at Scout camp may have been
attended a course and the instructor or his unit or some other organization
provided the patch.
The picture in the handbook you referred to appears to me to be a graphic
designed to draw attention to the importance of learning CPR.
Ass't. Dist Commissioner
Delta District, Mt. Diable Silverado Council
I used to be an Eagle and I still am