The following CNN recent piece made big news on how a Scout Age Boy, 9 years old knew enough about CPR to take action and save his 2 year old sister. This type of heroism and think on your feet response is the type of things that we as leaders and parents are trying to instill into our cub scouts. They will not learn this in every day life, or at school , not the full depth knowledge until maybe high school.
see article below about the 9 year old’s story
Currently the Wolf “Shark Den” co-led by KJ Bradley & Michael Thomas have put together a Basic Aid Training program for their Den using external professional resources to help teach their scouts Basic First aid, CPR, and Emergency Preparedness. This is a 6 session program that is helping to lay the foundation for boys to react and help out should any unforseen emergency. At its conclusion, the boys will earn a very special pin that not many cub scouts get to earn. Details are below link
We like to see if there is any interest in this type of program for the rest of the pack, and see about condensing it down to shorter period for age appropriate dens and offering it at pack level . If you want your son to run through this course please email back here: