Letter to the editor: Thanks for EMS tour beyond expectations

Cambridge Cub Scouts enjoyed a tour and talk with Allina EMS staff recently. 

To the editor,

We would like to express our sincere gratitude towards Allina EMS. The Cambridge Cub Scout Webelos 1 Den had the opportunity to tour the ambulance garage and talk with paramedics about what they do in order to fulfill one of their requirements. 

We expected a quick tour and an overview of being in the EMS field. What we received was beyond our expectations. Bill and Brad spent almost two hours with these young men talking about what it means to be in the EMS field. Their excitement and passion for their job and helping people radiated as they spoke. 

They patiently answered many questions and taught them about first aid and how it would apply to them when they are in the outdoors. 

They were given an overview of CPR and the use of an AED machine. They learned the importance of calling 911 and what information they need to have. They were given a full tour of an ambulance. The boys learned about GPS and how they get to their calls. They took out a Kings map book – and with today’s technology kids only see maps on their parent’s digital devices, so this was a first for many. 

Organizations such as ours could never achieve their mission of having youth make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law without opportunities such as this. 

It is with gratitude and thanks from us for giving them that opportunity. Thank you for being a part of our community.

 Angela Krantz, Danah Klingelhofer and Carri Levitski

Cambridge Cub Scouts Pack 235, Den #1

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