2011 Youth Education Summit participant Amanda Krpan had an amazing experience at the week long educational experience here in Washington D.C.
Well, she’s at it again. Amanda brought Eddie’s important message to a brand new group of Cub Scouts and couldn’t wait to share the experience with us:
I hope all is well with you and the other YES staff! I know you all are probably hard at work getting ready for this years YES program and I thought I would let you guys know what I did this past weekend!
Saturday Feb 2, I went to Melrose, Florida to teach Cub Scouts at “Buc Tuocs” gun safety with Eddie Eagle, just like last year. The directors liked the program so much they asked me to come back and do it again this year!
We did seven sessions of the program again, but what I found wonderful was that the scouts who went through the program last year remembered Eddie and his message. The kids loved him and wanted to volunteer to be my helpers this time around when we role played with the skits.
Overall, the program was a great success, reaching out to about 200 young boys and girls age 4-9!
I must say that the “stop, don’t touch, leave the area, tell an adult” message surely gets stuck in your head after doing it for 6 1/2 hours but if it saves at least one kids life, it is definitely worth it!
I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to do the Eddie eagle program with working and my course load this semester but I am glad I took the time to help out. It is honestly such a rewarding experience.
I can’t reiterate enough how YES has changed my life, and I am pleased to give back in any way I can!
The application deadline for this year’s Youth Education Summit is coming up in just over a week, February 18, learn how to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime experience here.
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