scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: JLT Accident
Musto, Neal (NIDDK) (MustoN@EXTRA.NIDDK.NIH.GOV
Tue Apr 11 2000 - 11:02:09 CDT
Peter hit the nail on the head. We attempt to minimize the danger by
thinking out all possible scenarios and asking what can be done to minimize
the risk. Training, proper equipment, and clear forethought.
Scoutmaster, Troop 33
Takoma Park, MD
From: Murphy Peter [mailto:MurphyP@TCE.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: JLT Accident
> Isn't Boy Scouting supposed to be safe?
No, Scouting is suppose to be a safe haven where a boy should not fear
ridicule and harassment and abuse. But that's different from saying it
is suppose to be safe from dangers, accidents, and all injuries.
Scouting, like life, cannot be made completely safe and still be worth
living. Injuries and accidents happen and some of our activities in
Scouting are full of potential dangers. The Philmont health form includes
several pages of warnings about many real dangers that exist on a trek.
We minimize injuries and accidents through proper training and preparation.
When accidents happen. We minimize their impact again through proper
training and preparation (first aid training and having a first aid kit