World Record-Breaking CPR and AED Training Event to be Attempted at National Jamboree

Each and every one of the estimated 43,000 Scouts and leaders expected in attendance at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree are invited to participate in an event attempting to break the World Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training record. Not only will participants be able to stake their claim as being part of this historic event, but they will return home with the ability to perform these life-saving skills in their communities if ever called upon.

This once in a lifetime opportunity will take place on July 29, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM at the Fort A.P. Hill Arena. Thirteen separate group training sessions will be conducted and will begin promptly at each hour mark. Participants will be issued nationally-recognized CPR & AED course completion cards from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute.

Stay tuned to Boy Scouts of America‘s email notifications for further information. A website dedicated to this World record-breaking event is available at

Laerdal Medical has graciously donated 2,500 “Jamboree Edition” personal manikin kits to be used for on-site training. In addition, Laerdal is extending a special event purchase price to Jamboree attendees for only $19.00. Now, Scouts can practice the life-saving skills of CPR they’ve learned at the Jamboree and help teach other family members when returning home. Strengthen the chain of survival in your community! For more information click here.

Instructors from Mary Washington Healthcare, an approved American Heart Association Training Center, will be on hand to assist in CPR & AED training at the event. Several hundred American Heart Association and Emergency Care and Safety Institute instructors throughout the region are expected to participate in this historic event. To learn more about Mary Washington Healthcare, please click here.

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As an American Red Cross Instructor I have mixed feelings about this event. While its great to expose young folks to these skills how many will retain the knowledge in this type of learning environment?

By Dan on June 6th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

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Blackstar Group sent an ECSI Instructor who also is a Scoutmaster.

This event added value to the importance of being prepared, awareness level for CPR, Deployment of an AED, and Choking. The attempt to do Break a World Record – at the Jamoboree gave the Scouts the choice to be part of a fun and learning event.

It was fun to attend and be part of event that supported the 100 years of Scouting

By Steve on July 30th, 2010 at 7:52 am

I was one of the CPR instructors for this event. Did we set a new record??

By Mary Rollins on August 24th, 2010 at 9:30 am


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