It’s never too early to learn search and rescue skills. This is what happened to the Boy Scouts in Wells County. They were trained by the first responders at Ouabache State Park and were able to earn their Communications and Search and Rescue badges.

The training included finding victims and getting them to safety. To make it realistic, “victims” were covered in mock injuries and hidden in the secluded parts of the park, waiting for the boy scouts to rescue them, provide first aid, and get them to safety.

The objective of this training was to give the boy scouts a deeper understanding of what these departments do and consider them as careers.

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