Boy Scouts visit Ridgway Ambulance garage
RIDGWAY- The Troop 93 Boy Scouts of Ridgway recently visited the Ridgway Ambulance garage to get a tour of their facilities as part of fulfilling their first aid merit badge requirements.
These scouts got the opportunity to see the operations rooms where high tech equipment is stored as well as going inside the ambulance trucks themselves.
Johnny Rigler, who is the troop’s assistant scoutmaster, set up this tour, and Paramedic John Updyke led the night’s activities. Updyke also serves as an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 93.
Updyke mentioned several times the need for younger people into emergency service occupations in the future.
Jason Armagost, who serves as the Troop 93 scoutmaster, spoke on the importance of getting his troop to see what these emergency responders do.
“Hopefully some of these guys will become interested in becoming an EMT or paramedic at some point,” Armagost said. “The first aid merit badge is one of the more important badges offered by the boy scouts.”
Armagost went on to explain that getting involved in the community is one of the hallmarks of the boy scouts program and is eager to make similar efforts going forward.
The Troop 93 scoutmaster praised Updyke for a spectacular job in conducting and educating his scouts, along with Rigler and Troop Leader Derrick Goode for the work they do to teach the scouts to achieve these goals.
The Troop 93 Boy Scouts would like to thank the Ridgway Ambulance Corporation for dedicating their time to give their troop a great experience on the way to completing their first aid merit badge.