Stanley Gives Back at Boy Scout Training
Earlier this month, Dr. Robert Stanley spent the weekend at a Wilderness First Aid course taught by the American Red Cross. Dr. Stanley was invited to participate in the course due to many years of volunteering with his son’s Boy Scouts of America (BSA) troop.
The course was exclusively for adult BSA leaders. The objective was to better prepare adult leaders in caring for their troops during camping outings and to help the leaders teach these same skills to the scouts.
It is a regular occurrence to see news coverage of a boy scout being instrumental in saving someone from a life-threatening situation. In fact, David Scott has penned a book, Running Toward Danger, about the staggering number of people who owe their lives to scouting heroism.
Scott did the math and is quoted as saying, “An estimated 3 to 5 million people — the equivalent of a city the size of Houston and Chicago — are alive today in the U.S. because they, or one of their parents and grandparents, had their life saved by a Boy Scout,” Scott says. “No volunteer lifesaving program … has had such an impact on a country.”
Dr. Rob said, “I enjoyed the weekend fellowship with other scout leaders and the education. The scouting time I’ve been able to spend with my three sons and their friends is priceless. To know I’m training them to possibly save their own life or someone else’s is a great feeling. I can’t wait until our next trip!”
Boy Scouts of America began in 1910 when a Chicago businessman brought information back from a trip to England about the “Boy Scouts” and scouting. The organization has grown to include millions of boys and boy scout leaders.View All News