scubascout wrote:Scouting179, with all due respect, does your son remember anything from e prep. (that is just the way things work out in our troop)
Dude, first off, that's not the point. Second, you'd be surprised at what people are cabable of doing without "remembering" how to do it, in an emergency... and afterwards, saying, "Wow, I don't know how I even did that... I can't beleive it came back to me after 20 years! It was like, automatic; I didn't even realizing I was doing it 'til after it was over." --That's the point.
Here's another point. Taking a MB, is not just about training and being prepared to react properly in an emergency; although, those are good reasons. Taking a MB gives a kid the opportunity to try something "new" that he wouldn't normally have. I took E-Prep when I was a kid, a couple of years later, still just a kid, I was teaching it a summer camp. A couple of years later, I was teaching First Aid and CPR. A couple of years later, I was an EMT. OIW, MBs -all of them- are just stepping stones to bigger and better things. What you build upon to totally is up to you.