Re: [ScoutRadio] ARES E-Letter
The ARC courses at least in the National Capital Area Council are about $50 to $100 cheaper than
the SOLO courses, depending on what is being taught. None of it is inexpensive, though. We are still talking $50 to $70
for the courses.
73, YiS, WWW,
J. Gordon Beattie, Jr., W2TTT wrote:
By how much are the ARC course fees discounted for Scouts and Scouters. I haven’t seen any reductions, so perhaps it is a matter of approach.
Can you clarify?
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
The League has a good idea. But, remember whom we are dealing with, BSA National. Unless they can find some benefit,
they don't generally enter into such agreements. And, National generally initiates these MOU's not the other way around.
The MoU with the Red Cross is a prime example. It is designed to provide low cost first aid training for Scouts and Scouters.
The Red Cross benefits by gaining an additional training track that they can make money from non-Scouts and Scouters.
Bill Stewart, W2BSA, National Capital Area Council, Colonial District Health and Safety Chair
Rue Stuteville wrote:
The Board decided to seek a Memorandum of Understanding with the Boy
Scouts of America (BSA). The ARRL and the BSA have mutually
supportive goals, such as education, development of skills,
leadership, emergency preparedness and awareness.
This was in the ARES E-Letter for February 22,2008, this is a great
move on ARES part. Where else can they find such a large pool of youth
learning about leadership and emergency preparedness!
Rue "Rudy" Stuteville KA4PLH
Asst. Section Manager, Scouting and Youth