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48th Medical group helps scouts earn merit badge

A scout assigned to Boy Scouts of America troop 215 looks at a blood sample through a microscope during a tour of the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The troops got the opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A scout assigned to Boy Scouts of America troop 215 looks at a blood sample through a microscope during a tour of the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The troops got the opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Scouts assigned to Boy Scouts of America troop 219 learn how different blood types react with antibodies during a tour of the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The troops got the opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Scouts assigned to Boy Scouts of America troop 219 learn how different blood types react with antibodies during a tour of the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The troops got the opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Scouts assigned to Boy Scouts of America troops 215 and 219 learn how bacteria is grown in a lab during a tour of the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The troops got the opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Scouts assigned to Boy Scouts of America troops 215 and 219 learn how bacteria is grown in a lab during a tour of the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The troops got the opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Maj. Luisa Watts, a pathologist assigned to the 48th Medical Group, talks to a Boy Scouts of America tour group about the basics of pathology at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The troops got the opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Maj. Luisa Watts, a pathologist assigned to the 48th Medical Group, talks to a Boy Scouts of America tour group about the basics of pathology at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 28, 2020. The troops got the opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England --

Boy Scouts of America troops 215 and 219 visited the 48th Medical Group February 28.

The troops spent the day touring the facility and got the opportunity to speak with professionals from several departments and learn about the different medical specialties here.

The event was organized to help the scouts earn their medical merit badge.

“A lot of these kids are exceptional students,” said Brittney Jarrell, a certified pharmacy technician assigned to the 48th Medical Group. “We could be looking at our next generation of future doctors.”