Scout leaders use CPR training to save a life
While attending Scout camp with his son, Ron Height suffered a cardiac event.
“I started walking off and that’s the last thing I remember,” he says.
Thankfully, there were two other Scout leaders and a paramedic nearby. The men spent 40 minutes performing CPR, then switched to an automated external defibrillator.
“All I could think about was Ron’s kids and his wife and that’s what really got me, kept me going,” one of the men said.
This week, two of them received Heroism Awards for saving Height’s life.
Western Massachusetts Council touts membership gains
“This is just a good step forward again, coming out of the pandemic, to be able to say that we’re growing again,” says Art Lobdell, assistant Scout Executive.
Lobdell talks about how the Cub Scouting program was hit the hardest by COVID-19 pandemic, and also how the Exploring program has grown in the last year.
Alamo Area Council honors longtime Scout leader
Bill McCalister earned the rank of Eagle in 1958 and fought in the Vietnam War before embarking in a long, successful career in the insurance industry.
Along the way, somehow he found the time to serve as Scoutmaster — for 45 years.
McCalister was formally recognized for his service by other troop leaders, past Eagle Scouts and other members of the community.
Church recognizes Scouts for parking lot improvement project
Holy Cross Lutheran Church was trying to replace the parking lot barriers that keep vehicles off the grass. Scouts BSA Troop 575 — and, in particular, Eagle Scout candidate Evan Hendrix — was willing to help.
Quite the hike
More than 100 Scouts took part in the Barefoot Mailman Hike, paying tribute to carriers on the first ever U.S. mail route that stretched from Palm Beach to Miami back in the 1800s.
It’s Scouting for Food season
Each year, North Carolina BSA units celebrate the BSA’s birthday by giving back to the community through the Scouting for Food campaign.
Scouts from the eight counties of the Old North State Council hit the streets on February 4, when they distributed door hangers asking residents to prepare one or more bags of non-perishable food to be picked up the following Saturday.