Cub Scouts earn Readyman badge

On Nov. 13, eight local Cub Scouts earned their Readyman badge with the help of local emergency responders.

The eight boys – Damon Germello, Daniel Irvin, Noah Jacobs, Jimmy Weller, Dylan Carlson, Donald Lugg, Ayden Faughnan and Michael Houser, along with Den Chief Dakota Rauch – are with Pack 66, part of Susquehanna Council No. 533, based in Woolrich.

The boys met at 7 p.m. at Woolrich United Methodist Church, 1080 Park Ave., to work on the badge.

The badge is one of the Webelos requirements to earn their “Arrow of Light” award, which is the highest award a Cub Scout can earn and the only award from Cub Scouts that will follow them as a Boy Scout.

The badge’s requirements are that a Scout learn the skills that prevent accidents and help in emergencies.

The Scouts spent the first part of the demonstration exploring the ambulance.

They explored the inside patient area and also the outside compartments.

They each were shown how to turn the lights on and how the ambulance works.

They then returned to their scout room where they were further educated on hurry cases, first aid, bicycle safety, car safety and the Heimlich maneuver.

The ambulances were a MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit) and a BLS (Basic Life Support) from Lock Haven EMS, Station 22.

The demonstration was one part of several for the Scouts to earn their Readyman badge. They will finish the badge’s requirements soon.