By: Jillian Wilson
Quad city boy scouts got a first-hand look at what it takes to be emergency ready.
"First aid is one of the key tenants of scouting and its Eagle Scout required merit badge," says Benjamin Van Raalte, Counsel Health and Safety Director.
Thanks to Genesis Hospital, scouts got to learn all types of emergency response techniques. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and firefighters taught kids how to give the Heimlich maneuver, CPR, and search and rescue.
Scouts we talked to say they feel prepared in family emergencies.
"It teaches you the m orals of life and it helps you later on," says Zach Hirst, an area boy scout.
Scouts also told CBS 4 it's fun to learn from professionals who help people every day.