Your Blood Needed!

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. 

 

During June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each Red Cross blood drive. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session, and vacation schedules can make regular donors less available – both contributing to the seasonal decline.

 

 

Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types. Plasma helps maintain blood pressure and supplies critical proteins for clotting immunity. It is often needed for burn, trauma and cancer patients.

 

 

To make an appointment to give blood at the leaders save lives blood drive on July 22nd from 8 am – 2:30 pm at the Redcross blood center (1300 28th Street South) call The American Red Cross at 403-0956 or signup online at http://www.redcrossblood.org zip code 59405. All presenting donors will receive a special American Red Cross tshirt.

 

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Don’t let your Scouts miss this opportunity for the Lifesaving Merit Badge!

What:  Lifesaving Merit Badge*
*Must have completed Second Class and First Class Swimming requirements and Swimming Merit Badge

Where:  Mitchell Pool at Electric City Water Park

When:  Friday July 31, 2015; 8am

Cost:  $20 per Scout (will also have access to Water Park until 5:45pm)

Contact:  Mark King
(775) 537-8003   Call or Text
mark.king@usw.salvationarmy.org

Merit Badge Information:

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Lifesaving

July Roundtable Tuesday the 14th

Howdy Scouters!! As the headline says, Roundtable is next Tuesday night at 6:30 pm. 

The usual location, 1015 15th Ave S. 

The Cub Scout Roundtable will give ideas for a summertime Pack Meeting with Games, Skits, etc. The Boy Scouts will cover personal, patrol and troop gear lists for outdoor activities…also they will start discussing plans for scout show.

Come for fun, fellowship, and Ice Cream!

Uncle Sam (and Baden-Powell) Wants You! – Final Orders for July 4th Parade

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We will gather at the parking lot next to 618 Park Drive South (formerly Stelling Engineering) at 10am, Saturday July 4th.

We will march in a group to the parade start point on the south side of the Civic Center at 10:30am.

The parade will start at 11am sharp.

Be Prepared for:  HOT WEATHER, SUN, NO BATHROOMS AVAILABLE, BRING YOUR OWN WATER, COMFORTABLE SHOES……………    A GREAT EVENT!

See you there.