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Scouts Day

The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) hosted its first Scout Day event May 31, 2014, at its home in Silver Spring, Md. More than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from Montgomery County, as well as Washington, D.C., seized the opportunity to complete requirements toward first aid and emergency preparedness badges, while listening to professionals discuss everything from how to make a first aid kit to knowing when to help someone who is sick or in danger.

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Air Force Tech Sgt. Angelica Santos, 579th Medical Group, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), demonstrates a first aid technique to local Girl Scouts during Scout Day, May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Air Force Master Sgt. Bolivia Williams, 579th Medical Group, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), discusses first aid and emergency safety with a group of Girl Scouts during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Elizabeth Weissbrod, medical illustrator with the Uniformed Services University Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, prepares to demonstrate some life-saving techniques to a group of Girl Scouts during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Elizabeth Weissbrod (left) and Valerie Henry (right), both of the Uniformed Services University Val G. Hemming Simulation Center on the Fort Detrick-Forest Glen Annex, stress the importance of emergency preparedness to Girl Scouts during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

A firefighter with the Fort Detrick-Forest Glen Annex Fire Department highlights safety tips to Girl Scouts during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Elizabeth Weissbrod, medical illustrator with the Uniformed Services University Simulation Center, briefs local Girl Scouts on what to do when someone is injured. The demonstration was part of Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Air Force Master Sgt. Bolivia Williams, 579th Medical Group, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), discusses first aid with local Boy and Girl Scouts during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Elizabeth Weissbrod, medical illustrator with the Uniformed Services University Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, demonstrates for local Girl Scouts the importance of emergency preparedness during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Valerie Henry, a 3-D medical simulation designer with the Uniformed Services University Val G. Hemming Simulation Center at the Fort Detrick-Forest Glen Annex, shows local Boy and Girl Scouts how to help someone who is injured during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Jim Cox, a retired Air Force colonel and local Boy Scout leader, and Air Force Col. Will Rogers, chief of Information Services Division, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, discuss how to treat outdoor injuries as well as how to protect oneself from pests such as ticks and mosquitoes during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Andrea Schierkolk, public program manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), assists a Cub Scout with a safety exercise on during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

A firefighter with the Fort Detrick-Forest Glen Annex Fire Department describes some of the equipment found on a fire truck to a group of Girl Scouts during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

Air Force Master Sgt. Bolivia Williams, 579th Medical Group, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), shares a laugh with a local Daisy Girl Scout during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from the region.

A local Junior Girl Scout gets an idea of what firefighters wear on the job from a member of the Fort-Detrick-Forest Glen Annex Fire Department. Members of the department participated in Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl scouts from the region.

Valerie Henry, a 3-D medical simulation designer with the Uniformed Services University Val G. Hemming Simulation Center at the Fort Detrick-Forest Glen Annex, talks emergency safety with a Brownie Girl Scout during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl scouts from the region.

Air Force Col. William Rogers, chief of Information Services Division, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, stresses the importance of outdoor safety with Girl Scouts during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014 at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl scouts from the region.

Elizabeth Weissbrod, medical illustrator with the Uniformed Services University Val G. Hemming Simulation Center assists a group of Girl Scouts with a safety exercise during Scout Day, held May 31, 2014 at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Md. The event drew more than 150 Boy and Girl scout from the region.