Troop 60 Scouts Win First Place In Annual NEPA Council First Aid Meet

Five Scouts from Troop 60 Mountain Top competed and took First Place in the annual Two Mountains District, NEPA Council First Aid Meet on April 10, 2015 at the King’s College Gymnasium, Wilkes Barre. Hundreds of Boy Scouts, who formed 24 patrols from 16 district troops, participated in this event. Each patrol was presented a series of challenging first aid scenarios and was scored on how they responded to each scenario.

David Rupprecht, a medical student with The Commonwealth Medical College, developed first aid, health, safety and medical scenarios. Fellow TCMC medical students facilitated each scenario and scored patrols as they rotated through 20 medical/first aid scenario stations. Scouts were scored on the accuracy and depth of responses pertaining to assessment of emergency situations, procedures and demonstration of their first aid skills for each scenario. Scouts also were scored on responses to questions related to disease, illness, contributing factors, lifestyle and preventative care. Scouts implemented the patrol method based on essential group behavior, influence of members and the guidance of a patrol leader.

Patti Wascavage, District Vice Chair, Program coordinated the First Aid Meet. Ryan Murray is the Two Mountains Senior District Executive.

Troop 60 is chartered by St. Jude’s.