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Yakima Cub Scouts Learn From Experts in Survival

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YAKIMA, Wash-- Soldiers from the Army National Guard shared tips with some eager young men Wednesday night, the Yakima Cub Scouts. 

Humvees are really cool, especially when you're a six-year-old but,  Wednesday night was more than just fun the scouts learned important tips for survival. After their fill of pizza the boys split off into groups. Then volunteers manned different stations around the National Guard office. 

From how to make a splint, build shelter and tie ropes these little scouts learned what to do if you're lost in the wilderness. 

If he were a cub scout, leader Eric Geary knows what would've been his favorite part of the night, "Probably the Hummer. Just because being a kid you get to jump inside play around see what the National Guard drives around in."

The night was also all about positve leadership and the National Guardsmen were happy to help. They provided pizza and knowledge. The cub scouts brought in donations for Northwest Harvest. They then left with new skills to use for the next time they're in the wilderness.

There are several more scout field trips planned for the year, so it's not too late to get involved. You can call Eric Geary at, 509-654-8134 for more information.