Last night, ten scouts from troop 39 supported Orange County EMS in a local service project that they will all remember as one of the highlight of their years with the troop.
The scouts traveled to the Orange County EMS Communications Center in Hillsborough, NC for an important emergency services training drill. To make these drills realistic, the scouts were made up with Moulage, special make up which simulates injuries – some of it pretty nasty looking!
Earlier this year, fourteen of our scouts earned the FIrst Aid Merit Badge after attending a workshop run by Orange County EMS professionals and Troop 39 was very happy to return the favour and help train the Emergency Services with their own training.
The emergency responders were required to triage, transport and treat the injured, but apparently it didn’t work out quite as planned but valuable lessons were learned and a huge amount of fun was had!
warning: the pictures are not for the squeamish but we’re gonna show you anyway!
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