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Local Girl Scouts learn how to save lives, create overdose rescue kits

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Girl Scouts in Bullitt County learned how to save lives Saturday in response to Kentucky's growing opioid problem.

The Bullitt Opiod Addiction Team, also known as BOAT, is creating overdose rescue kits.

The Girl Scouts gathered at the Mt. Washington City Park to help make the kits that include gloves, CPR masks, auto-injectors and resource materials.

The training helps troops meet their goals for volunteer hours while raising awareness about an epidemic in Kentucky.

"So we definitely need to help everybody understand this is something that is very valuable to have inside your home not just for an overdose of heroin or one of the other drugs but for those prescription drugs or somebody could get into or mess up as far as their dosage," former Kentucky Congresswoman Linda Belcher said. 

Organizers encourage overdose rescue training for anyone over eight years old.

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