Our Scouts in Severn Beach are helping to save lives having
fundraised for a defibrillator to be installed on their
building. The Scouts recognised the opportunity after first
aid training as part of their programme and they wanted to help the
Not only did they raise lots of money to make it happen but they
invested in start of the art technology which makes the
defibrillator quickly accessible in emergencies.
The devise uses electric shocks to restore a regular heartbeat
in life-threatening emergences. The story was featured in the local
press gaining the fast-growing Group even more positive publicity
for its engagement with its community. The local MP joined
the Group and other stakeholders including the Ambulance Service to
celebrate their achievements.
Their fundraising efforts will continue to help ensure the new
equipment can be properly maintained. Scouts all over Avon
are making a difference in their communities in so many different
ways. Most of all they are developing skills and a mindset
for life that encourages them to participate and help others.