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Randolph Rescue Squad and Randolph Boy Scout Troop 50 Salute a Strong, Multi-Decade Relationship

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Credits: Angela Turi
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RANDOLPH, NJ- In March, the Randolph Rescue Squad and Randolph Boy Scout Troop 50 commemorated an enduring relationship by uniting for the presentation of first aid supplies contributed by the RRS to Troop 50. The generous array of essential emergency tools was a mere representation of the two organizations’ admirable bond of many decades.

Todd Houston, both Captain of the Randolph Rescue Squad and Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 50, began the presentation by noting the exceptionality and essentialness of volunteering in any facet of one’s local and global community. Houston stated, “No one is going to be a millionaire at the Randolph Rescue Squad and Troop 50.” He later conveyed that the genuine drive and selflessness of volunteering is both unparalleled and priceless.

The young, curious scouts in attendance admired the experiences and wisdom of Houston and the other officers from both organizations. Eric McKee, a Troop 50 Eagle scout and EMT on the Randolph Rescue Squad further delved into Houston’s earlier comment and expressed to the scouts that volunteering should in no way stop here.

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Ken Lareau, the long-standing Troop master of troop 50 and life member of the Randolph Rescue Squad added that “Courage is to overcome fear” following his mentioning of a heroic deed performed by involved troop parent, Bob Danhardt, who along with other Troop 50 adults and scouts recently saved a person’s life while on a scouting trip.  By applying the life-saving skills learned from a Randolph Rescue Squad CPR class, the scouts and adults were able to resuscitate a man whose heart had suddenly stopped.

Bill Stroh, President of the Randolph Rescue Squad and an Eagle Scout was also in attendance and further exemplified the close relations between the squad and the troop as well as the pillars of voluntarism communicated by the other officers through his many current and past endeavors.

The Randolph Rescue Squad provided several emergency kits tailored to meet strict Boy Scouts of America guidelines, as well as additional training supplies to allow the scouts to become proficient in first aid skills.  The larger kits will protect camp sites and large group events, while the smaller kits can be carried by individuals on hikes or outings. 

The Randolph Rescue Squad is always seeking new members to help maintain irreplaceable unions like its excellent one with Troop 50. Anyone who is interested can contact info@randolphrescue.org or 973-366-7900.

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