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Lehigh Valley Health Network Inc.

09/22/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/22/2020 14:47

LVH–Schuylkill Donates Lifesaving Technology to Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation

BY MICHAEL PECKMAN

It is a partnership that can save lives. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Schuylkill has partnered with the Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America by donating four AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) to the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Health and safety officers will distribute these devices throughout the reservation in the event an emergency medical need arises.

'In an emergency, there is no time to lose,' says Bill Reppy, LVH-Schuylkill President. The Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation provides services to so many from its remote camp location. We are very proud to be able to donate these devices to the Hawk Mountain Council to be used, should an emergency arise.'

The Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation located in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, provides programming to almost 4,000 youth and adults on an annual basis. This includes weeklong summer camp, day camp, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs, school- based outdoor education programs, church retreats, weekend camping and more. Covering 743 acres, the Scout Reservation is a key to the Hawk Mountain Council providing leadership, character development, citizenship training and personal fitness programs to over 6,500 youth each year.

The Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be 'Prepared. For Life.®' The Hawk Mountain Council is composed of nearly 6,500 youth members between the ages of 5-21 and approximately 2,400 volunteers in Berks, Schuylkill and Carbon counties.

For more information on the Hawk Mountain Council please visitwww.hmc-bsa.org