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Cub Scouts learn from CDCR K‑9 staff

Two CDCR staff, a flag and five cub scouts.
K-9 Sergeant Karanikolas, K-9 Officer Montoya and the Den 1 Bear Cub Scouts from Pack 40.

Local Cub Scouts fulfilled some rank requirements by visiting with CDCR K-9 staff from California State Prison, Los Angeles County.

CDCR K-9 Sergeant Karanikolas and K-9 Officer Montoya spoke to the Pack 40 Den 1 Bear Cub Scouts on November 17.

Karanikolas and K-9 Bailey along with Montoya and K-9 Justice demonstrated how they are able to detect cell phones in the prison system. In several demonstrations, the cellphones were hidden/concealed, but Bailey and Justice found them instantly.

Montoya also taught the Cub Scouts how to properly fold the American flag.

The night was filled with honor and gratitude. The Cub Scouts got the opportunity to sit in a K-9 unit vehicle and turn on the siren lights.

Den Leader Rushdi A. Ariss was appreciative.

“Thank you very much for presenting at our Den 1 Bear Cub Scouts meeting,” the leader wrote. “The boys were excited to learn about the K-9 force, and how you serve and protect our country. The demonstration of the K-9 Officers was impressive and you had us all captivated. Who would have known that dogs can smell cell phones! Thank you for your service to our community, your dedication and sacrifice and for investing your time with the Cub Scouts, who are the future leaders of our great country.”

By Lt. Karla Graves

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