ROCHESTER — Local Girl Scouts learn safety and first aid at overnight event.
On Nov. 28, the Girl Scouts of Western New York’s Webster-area troops met at Camp Piperwood in Victor, NY to participate in a hands-on First Aid Overnight event. More than 70 Girl Scouts in 4th and 5th grade were in attendance.
“We wanted to provide an opportunity for our Juniors to be able to get to know each other and to meet strong women in the community’s medical or helping fields,” event organizer and Girl Scout Troop 63113 Co-Leader, Abigale Terrana stated. “We wanted to break down stereotypes and have a woman who is a teacher and someone that the girls are familiar with. They see her out places and at school, but she can also go into a fire and be strong. Women are in all of these different fields and we wanted to make this a big initiative tied into getting our girls outdoors.”
The girls had the opportunity to interact with a panel of local female medical professionals, including a registered nurse, a lifeguard, a pediatrician, and a pharmacist. In addition to asking questions, the Girl Scouts were put through various hypothetical scenarios to test their safety knowledge.
They also spent time thanking local community members who work to keep citizens safe, writing thank-you cards and notes for the Webster Fire Department and Police Department.
For more information about the Girl Scouts of Western New York, visit gswny.org.