In order to be more prepared to serve the community, their families and themselves, Scouts of Troop 357, North Fork, spent much of Veteran's Day learning first aid and CPR skills. Eleven Scouts from Troop 357 plus two Scouts from Troop 341, Oakhurst, participated in the five hours of training.
The Scouts practiced skills necessary to complete the first aid merit badge. Training included bandaging, splinting, treating snake bites, CPR and rescue breathing, and numerous other first aid skills.
During portions of future meetings the Scouts will continue to work on improving their first aid skills according to North Fork Scoutmaster Dave Smith.
In early October, the North Fork troop assisted with the Grizzly Bike Rally dinner by bussing tables, washing dishes, and cleaning up following the dinner. Later in October the troop spent the weekend camping and working on camping skills.
Troop 357 meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Scout Building in North Fork, adjacent to Town Hall.
In addition to weekly meetings, the troop participates in monthly weekend activities. Boys 11 through 17 or 10-1/2 and going into the sixth grade are eligible to be a Scout. Details: Dave Smith, Scoutmaster, (559) 877-2186.