Here at the Boy Scouts of America Catalina Council, we serve the entire Southern Arizona community, including Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties.
Scouting teaches kids to 'Be Prepared', and gives them the confidence to take on any challenge.
Scouting gives our youth the skills to know how to act in an emergency, the confidence to lead, and the character to come to the aid of others. Through our proven programs, we help the over 7,000 Scouts in Southern Arizona grow into confident leaders who understand the meaning of self-sacrifice.
From rock climbing to public speaking. Making friends to making the right decisions. Building a Pinewood Derby car, to building real-life job skills. Caring for the environment to caring for others.
One of the lines of the Boy Scouts' oath says, "To help other people at all times."
And one local boy scout did just that.
Tucson 7th Grader Jake Little jumped into action in the middle of class, and administered the Heimlich Maneuver on his choking teacher.
It was just 2 months earlier that Jake learned that skill in a Boy Scout first aid course.
Jake's Boy Scout training, and the fact he was able to help his teacher has truly impressed his mom.
It's given the normally quiet Jake a confidence boost.
"He has an older sister. She's one year older, and the funny thing is, she's very outgoing and Jake keeps to himself," said Sara Little, Jake's mom. "They're completely opposite, and this incident has really helped him come out of his shell."
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