Genesis hosts Boy Scott Merit Badge Day Feb. 2


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 12:07 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Genesis



DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Jan. 16, 2013 -- More than 100 Boy Scouts from throughout the region will have the opportunity to work on requirements for two merit badges with professional mentoring from doctors, nurses, paramedics, fire fighters and trained search and rescue teams.
The annual Merit Badge Day hosted by Genesis will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme St., Davenport.
Scouts will be able to complete most of the work for badges in First Aid and Search and Rescue in the one-day session.
"This is already a popular event among scouts and troops because they can complete nearly all of the requirements for the badges in one day,'' said Benjamin VanRallte, M.D., and organizer of the event. "It's also a popular event with health care professionals, police, fire and paramedics who volunteer.''
The merit badge clinics hosted by Genesis have trained more than 1,000 scouts in First Aid and Medicine merit badges.
The Search and Rescue merit badge, new to the event this year, was first offered to scouts in 2012. Requirements include learning about the hazards of search and rescue activities and how to mitigate those hazards; introduction to incident command systems; the use of mapping in search and rescue; and, search techniques.
Search and rescue teams and search and rescue dogs will be participating in the training.
Volunteers are needed to teach First Aid. Volunteers with map and GPS skills (1:24,000) are also needed. To volunteer, call Tereze Jeffrey, RN at (563) 421-6535 or Dr. VanRaalte at (563) 322-8877.
Scouts and scout troops can register for the event by calling the Illowa Council at (563) 388-7233 or by going to www.illowabsa.org.


















 



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








(More History)