Last Saturday 85+ Scouts and Scouters from Packs and Troops in Patuxent District came together to learn and practice Search and Rescue, First Aid, and Emergency Management skills at the annual “Scouts to the Rescue!” training.
Prince Georges County Community Emergency Response Team members, Charles County and Prince Georges County EMS providers and firefighters, a Prince Georges County Police Department K9, and a Helicopter from the Maryland State Police joined the Scouts at the American Legion Youth Camp in Cheltenham, MD to contribute a wide variety of skills and equipment for the training.
Scouts completed round robin classes in the morning covering topics that included the Incident Command System, Hurry Cases, Major and Minor Injury Treatment, Rescue Techniques, Radio Use, Backboarding, and First Responder Careers and Skills. The afternoon was a practical exercise with the Scouts using their new knowledge to find and treat simulated victims of a campsite flooding scenario. Community EMS partners completed intake of “victims” delivered to them from Scouts and helped evaluated Scouts’ First Aid efforts.
Keep your eyes open for next years event.