17 Scouters, Rover Scouts and Venture Scouts from Limerick, Cork and Galway recently took part in a Rescue Emergency Care (REC) Stage 3 outdoor first aid course in the Caherdavin Scout Hall. REC3 is first aid for situations based in the outdoors, where help may not be immediately available. REC is also the basis for Scouting Ireland’s Emergencies Adventure Skills programme with REC3 covering the requirements for stages 1 to 5 as well as aspects of stages 6 and 7. Seven members of our group took part in the course – Mark, Neil, Mike, Aaron, Barry and Sean. Thanks to our brilliant trainers David Batt and Paula Deegan from the 171st Dublin (Rivervalley). Thanks also to Barry who organized the course and to Mary Kennedy who made the scones and buns for our coffee break.