scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: First Aid Required
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
Fri Mar 10 2000 - 10:05:44 CST
Perhaps some one is OVER reading the FIRST AID section of the
Guide to Safe scouting??? (important and suggested! not required)
from the National BSA website:
http://www.scouting.org/nav/volunteers.html First Aid section.
First aid is the first help or immediate care given someone who has
suddenly sickened or been hurt in an accident. First-aid
training continues through the program of the Boy Scouts of America as
concrete evidence that we are prepared to help others in need.
It is important that one person in each touring group be trained in the
principles of first aid, know how and when to put this
knowledge to the best use, and thoroughly understand the limitations of
It is strongly recommended that adult leaders in Scouting avail themselves
of CPR and first-aid training by the American Red
Cross or any recognized agency to be aware of the latest techniques and
procedures. However, some of the first-aid
techniques found in BSA literature are not the same as those professed by
the American Red Cross. Frequently, modifications
depend on the Scout's age - this could be a factor in the Scout's judgment
and physical dexterity.