Jamboree participants attempt a record-breaking CPR and AED Course

There are so many world records that are extremely dangerous (longest distance jumped by motorcycle; deepest scuba dive) that it’s nice to see one that’s for saving lives instead of endangering them.

That was the goal behind today’s attempt at breaking the record for CPR and AED training taking place at one time. Thousands of Scouts, Scouters, and visitors took an hourlong course on CPR and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED.

While Scouts and Scouters counted to 30 chest compressions on their training mannequins, event organizers counted Scouts and Scouters, checking to see how close to the world record they had come.

Results weren’t yet available, but one thing is for sure: sending thousands of boys and adults home with the knowledge about how to save a life was a winning situation for everyone involved.

Before one of the day’s courses, representatives from Cardiac Science awarded four lucky troops with two free AEDs.

These troops submitted winning entries in a video contest. Entrants needed to create a short video telling why AEDs were so important. Below you’ll see representatives from two of the winning troops. The first, Jose Lepervanche, didn’t work on his troop’s video, but he shared an inspirational story. He’s a Scouter from Jacksonville, Fla., and he shared the story about how an AED saved his life.

While at a council camp, he suddenly collapsed. Scouts rushed to his side and tried to revive him after calling 911. But fortunately for Lepervanche, the camp had purchased an AED and used it to save his life. He was there to tell his story because his camp was prepared, he said.

Because the troops got two AEDs each, they can keep one and give the other to a worthy community group, such as a school, church, or other organization.

(Reposted from Cracker Barrel. The Official Blog of Scouting Magazine. http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2010/07/jamboree-participants-attempt-a-record-breaking-cpr-and-aed-course.html)

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Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche received the 2010 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology during the Awards Luncheon at the 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. See workshops and presentation in our Learning EDGE website.

First Coast Scoutmaster Credits Scouts for Saving His Life | Firstcoastnews.com | News

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100 Years of Scouting. First Coast News

This is the report made by First Coast News NBC Channel 12 about the 100 years of Scouting. Scoutmaster Says Scouts Saved His Life.

February 8th, 2010 marked the 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America. First Coast News NBC Channel 12 made a report on FSCJ Kent Campus to celebrate the date. News reporter Roger Weeder covered many points during the interview. However, TV News time is very limited and it only focused on one area. I am very thankful for the opportunity to share the story and for the lesson about the importance of being prepared to save a life.

We covered other areas such as the connection between Scouting skills and method with Management topics that we cover in our courses. We also covered the importance of teaching youth leadership skills at an early age and how we are using the same concepts we teach in the BSA National Youth Leadership Training in college courses and life lessons. Finally, I explained the BSA core values to emphasize during Scouting Centennial year: Leadership, Achievement, Character, Service, and Outdoors. In our Supervision and Management courses we also emphasize the same values.

Thanks again for the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Leadership training.


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Inaugural Capstone Course in Supervision and Management

The inaugural Capstone course in Supervision and Management brings real challenges to our students. The requirements include a case study, individual presentations, discussion questions, a business simulation and company presentation among other things such as Twitter updates, mentors, and guest speakers. Students have to be prepared to get “lost, and “survive” Capstone Island and our “shark tank”. It is a challenge with the reward of being the first class in the BAS in Supervision and Management program.

Welcome to Spring Term 2010

Happy Holidays 2009

A new year and a new term for family, friends, students and professors. It is time to close and evaluate our year. It is time to communicate our best wishes using all current media and means. Bells, music, parties, family and friends will remind us about our personal beliefs. It is time for new plans and goals. Make them a reality. Happy Holidays to y’all. See you next year in two weeks.


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