Troop 2451 donates life saving AED units to GSACPC camps

Posted: Jan 24, 2012

At the GSACPC Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 2451 presented our council with five Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units to be distributed at each of our camp properties.  AED units can save lives in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, which is the nation's leading cause of death, killing over 300,000 Americans each year.

These units represent a donation valued at over $10,000.

 
Troop 2451 at the GSACPC Board Meeting

This donation was only one part of the troop’s Silver Award project, in which they raised funds to donate AEDs to various organizations, and taught the community about hands-only CPR and how to utilize AED units.  Each girl accumulated over 50 hours of community service, and plans on traveling to each of our council’s camps to instruct staff on how to use the donated AED devices.

Troop 2451 demonstrating bystander CPR and donating an AED to the Gilbert Boys and Girls Club
Troop 2451 participated in the Gilbert Days parade and spread the word about the importance of AEDs and CPR.

The Girl Scouts of Troop 2451 chose this project because they lost someone very dear to them to sudden cardiac arrest. 

From all of us at GSACPC, thank you to the Girl Scouts of Troop 2451 for turning a tragic situation into a potentially life-saving service project, and learning opportunity for the community. Your efforts are making the world a better place! Great work.