For a third year, Pack 170 has given all Webelos and AOL Scouts the opportunity to earn both CPR and First Aid certification. I think we can now call it a Pack tradition. It started with an Assistant Webelos Den Leader who was also a passionate Pack Health & Safety Officer. He arranged for the Scouts to earn these certifications to enable their First Responder adventure and it grew from there. Thanks Mr. Nick.

I am a fan of Scouting traditions, including starting new ones. I can’t think of a better tradition to start because CPR / AED / 1st Aid embody the spirit of Scouting. Service to others. Lifesaving. Scout Oath and Law. If you would like help getting this going in your pack or troop, reach out to your unit commissioner or to your district committee.