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Poettker Construction hosts Boy Scout safety center

PHOTO: Poettker Construction was host of the third annual safety center held for Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council. The clinic took place at the Poettker headquarters in Breese, Ill. and was led by Poettker’s Corporate Safety Manager and Eagle Scout Charles Wilson. Twenty-two Scouts from troops across the St. Louis region participated in the clinic, learning how to apply safety techniques on construction sites to home, community, and recreational settings, all while achieving their safety merit badge.

Poettker Construction, a second-generation family-owned construction company, hosted a safety merit badge center in September at its headquarters campus in Breese, for the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council.

Twenty-two Scouts from troops across the St. Louis region participated in the clinic to learn how to apply safety techniques used on construction sites to home, community, and recreational settings.

Poettker’s Corporate Safety Manager and Eagle Scout Charles Wilson led the clinic.

“Safety is Poettker’s No. 1 priority, and we are proud to teach Scouts how to incorporate safety techniques and best practices into their everyday life,” said Wilson. “We want to thank all of the Scouts and the families who participated in this new tradition.”

The clinic, which counts toward merit badge credit, featured an interactive discussion on utilizing personal protective equipment in everyday activities such as mowing and weed eating the lawn; establishing proper planning techniques and making informed choices to help prevent accidents; sketching individual home egress plans to inform their families of emergency exit strategies; and discussing safety careers and training opportunities.

“We are thrilled to partner with Poettker Construction again this year for the Safety Merit Badge Center,” said Jim Nolan, CFO of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. “The training center is an outstanding opportunity for Scouts to learn safety skills that will benefit them in all aspects of their daily lives.”

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