Boy Scouts hold emergency drill

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Be prepared, is part of the Boy Scout motto, and on Saturday local boy scouts did just that.

Troop 60 of Boardman hosted an emergency drill for other area troops with the help of local police and fire departments.

Scouts ranging from 11-17 years old took part in the exercise, applying techniques learned in first aid, search and rescue, emergency preparedness, and leadership to name a few.

“Just to teach the scouts how to be more prepared for what may happen cause they are expected to know these things. We can be the first responders on the scene and it really makes a difference in someone’s life if we know what we are doing,” said Quinton Currier, Boy Scout Troop 60.

The scouts used the drill to earn merit badges.

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