Raritan Valley District First Aid Meet

The Raritan Valley District held their annual First Aid Meet on Saturday, December 8 at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy in Hillsborough. Two hundred and nine Boy Scouts tested their first aid skills at various stations.

The Scouts had to not only assess the situation, but also had to prioritize and then treat victims of multiple injuries.

The top finishers were:

1st Place – Troop 89, Wolf Patrol with 278 points.

2nd Place – Troop 90, Mountaineers Patrol with 266 points.

3rd Place – Troop 4,6 Mustang 1 Patrol with 261 points.

After the competition was concluded the Scouts were treated to a talk and demonstration by a member of the county SWAT Team along with a hands-on tour of one of the SWAT Tactical vehicles.

Special thanks to Troop 154, Pluckemin and Wayne Tatum for chairing the event. Thanks also to the Salvation Amy for providing lunch. Thanks to the adults and youth that served as judges and victims.