Learning how to save a life
New equipment helps Scouts BSA troop learn CPR
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Local youth are learning how to save a life with CPR education through a Wisconsin Rapids Scouts BSA troop.
In 2019, Boy Scouts rebranded as Scouts BSA, reflecting the organization’s decision to include girls in the program. Today, Wisconsin Rapids has its own girls-only troops – Troop 9171 and Troop 9118. The troops engage young girls in a variety of activities that “prepare them to be better people, leaders, and citizens.”
One way Troop 9118 is preparing our future leaders is through CPR education. Scouts participate in CPR and first aid training each year, whether as a first-time learning experience or a review of skills.
Aspirus Riverview Foundation recently awarded the troop a $1,535 grant to purchase CPR equipment.
Troop 9118 has used the new equipment to train five younger scouts in CPR, earning them their First Aid Merit Badge.
“It’s important to be prepared in case someone is hurt. It gives me confidence I can handle things,” said one of the scout members.