admin-ajaEuropean Restart a Heart Day 2016
Sighthill Fire Station have approached us with an offer to support European Start a Heart Day 2016.  This is a pan-European initiative, which takes place in October each year.  This year, the UK Resuscitation Council has targeted Tuesday 18 October, to train as many young people as possible in CPR techniques, in a single day.
We have arranged with Sighthill fire Station to run three workshops that day, aimed at Scouts and Explorer Scouts.  Each session will last 90 minutes, and will cover all the elements required for the Emergency Aid Stage 3 activity badge.  The District Team will recruit volunteers to work with the Fire and Rescue Service to provide supervision, so all you need to do is to promote this to your youth members, and encourage them to participate. Your Scouts and Explorers then need to book in advance and get themselves there on the day.  This would make an ideal challenge for your young people during the school break – they can book themselves in individually, or organise a small group and book in together (eg PLs / APLs? Patrol activity?).
I am attaching a flyer with key information.  Can I please ask each of you to distribute this to all Troop / Unit members, and actively promote it to all Scouts and Explorer Scouts (face to face, parent email, handouts, social media, etc).  We have capacity for up to 135 young people to attend throughout the day, and it would be great if we could fill all these spaces.  Spaces will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.
To confirm key information:
  • Date : Tuesday 18 October
  • Times : 09:00 – 10:30, 11:00 – 12:30, 14:00 – 15:30
  • Location : Sighthill Fire Station, Calder Road, EH11 4AT
  • A copy of the flyer is available here, for forwarding on :
  • Bookings can be made on the form here :  
  • Leaders do not need to attend with young people
  • District will arrange badges and certificates.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.