From Girl Scout Leader's CPR Training
A story in The Plano Star Courier, tells of a
Girl Scout Leader who is credited with saving the life of a child. According to journalist
Cathy Spaulding who wrote the news
article, on April 29 Julie O'Rielly used her CPR training get the four year old boy
breathing again after he had been pulled from a backyard swimming pool.
Reading this story reminded me of the
necessity of keeping our First Aid and CPR training up to date. In the United States we
are entering that time of year when water sports, field sports, and long-term camping,
join hiking and backpacking as the activities of choice.
Scouters all over the world will spend
next weekend, next month, and next year working with young people in all types of
situations. We know the unexpected can happen at any time. That's one reason the Scout
motto is "Be Prepared." Hundreds of thousands of Scouts and Scouters take their
initial First Aid and CPR training every year. Even more take refresher courses to update
You don't have to be a Leader to be
prepared! Scout parents, if you participate in camping, if you transport Scouts to events,
if you spend time with people, you, too, should have First Aid and CPR training. Someone
may live because you take the time to contact the American Red Cross in your area and sign
up for classes.
Leaders, encourage the parents and
Scouts in your Unit to get trained! Everyone will benefit. And for those of you who are
reading this and have already been through First Aid and CPR Training - check your
certification card! Is it time to take a refresher course?
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For more information about CPR, visit
our new CPR Compass Point. You'll find
links to quickly review theCPR
proceduresfrom openseason.com, read an article on the webMD web site titled"CPR Can Make You a
Lifesaver", get Questions and Answers AboutCPR Training from the
American Heart Association, and even learn to do the CPR Hula.
REMEMBER: These web pages are
ONLY to be used as an informational resource. They DO NOT and CANNOT replace real CPR or
first aid training. Attend a CPR training course in your community and help save lives.
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SCOUTER would like to
hear about your experiences with First Aid/CPR skills.
Contact MaryAnn for details.