Local scout members recently attended and passed their Basic Life Support and CPR first aid course, which was delivered at Moore Hall by the members of Education Training Quality Assurance Solutions, and attended by fifteen scouts, aged between twelve and sixteen.
This is a substantial qualification for people so young. These scout members are now qualified in CPR (both Adult and Paediatric), Defibrillator Use (both Adult and Paediatric), and can deal with Choking, Stroke, Seizures, Burns, Bleeding, Convulsions, Shock and Anaphylaxis.
The scout members have also attained their Stage 6 Emergencies Badge. The journey to achieving this badge began back when the group first joined the scouts, starting as a Beaver or a Cub. As well as undertaking lifesaving badges, the scouts have also worked in conjunction with Ballinasloe Tidy Towns in the past, having cleaned up the local Marina as part of National Spring Week for the last two years.
The Scouts meet every Monday night in Moore Hall. Their youth members are from 12 to 16, and after that they progress on to be venture scouts. The Moore Scouts will also be holding a ‘duck race’ on Easter Monday, on the River Suck. The funds raised from this event will go towards the cost of the Scouts’ annual trip over to Scotland, which
will take place in July.
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