Cub Scouts from Pack 277 were treated to a “round robin” of safety information tonight at their pack meeting. Cub Scout leaders, and older Boy Scouts lead in training segments focused on teaching the young boys about hiking safety, some basic first aid (including a free first aid kit), fire safety, and drinking water safety.
Afterwards the boys received the awards they have been working on over the past month.
Joshua and Caleb earned the Emergency Preparedness Award, and the bicycle belt loop.
Fun was had by all (even though it was a learning experience.)
I thought it was funny how all the boys wanted to wear the “Deputy Chief” fire helmet. When they put it on all of their heads instantly tilted to the side (it was heavy). It is so true that many people want to be the leader. They want to stand out “with the shiny white helmet” not understanding that the load is heavy.
To lead men into fire and ask them to risk their lives is truly a heavy responsibility. It is assigned only after years of specialized training and experience. I am excited about about being apart of training my boys to one day be leaders. Perhaps tonight they got Â a glimpse of the “heaviness” of this privilege and responsibility.