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January 2, 2013 (La Mesa) – On Sunday, December 23, The Eagle Patrol Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 391 got hands on training from La Mesa firefighters at the main La Mesa Fire Station 11 at 8034 Allison Avenue.  The Scouts were taught emergency first aid procedures.  In addition they were shown equipment used by firefighters in their jobs.

The Readyman Activity Badge is a core requirement for the Arrow of Light, the last step before Boy Scouts.  The training focuses on the courage steps, “Be calm; Be clear; Be careful” and how that applies in responding to an emergency.  The training included first aid, safe swimming procedures and a fire escape plan for your family.

Pictured are L-R, Firefighter, Ryan Lopez; Den Chief, Trevor Hodges; Den Leader, Mark Hodges; Scout, Devin Hodges, Scout, Michael Nichelsen, Scout, Ben Strailey; Scout, Alex Horn; Scout, Sean Salemi; Scout, Eric Baranski; Scout, Thomas Butler; Engineer, Sonny Saghera and Scout, Nathan Robak.

The boys in the Eagle Patrol attend local elementary schools and are in 5th grade. They will be crossing over to Boy Scouts in two months, in their Arrow of Light Ceremony.


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