Wake Electric Hosts Cub Scouts for Educational Electrical Experience
Youngsville – Wake Electric Membership Corporation’s warehouse recently hosted the Wake Forest Cub Scout Pack 500 and parents for a presentation led by Wake Electric employees. Linemen Steven Worley and Jacobe Jones, supported by VP of Engineering and Operations Don Bowman, guided the experience for the children. The scouts were immersed in a presentation where they learned about electricity usage, how electricity is carried through overhead and underground lines, and even got a glimpse into the linemen profession.
Bowman led a presentation on electricity usage in the home and explained how electricity is delivered to the scouts’ homes. The scouts had the opportunity to see an example of what underground and overhead wires look like as part of the presentation. Worley and Jones spoke about being linemen and discussed the personal protective equipment (PPE) they use to safely perform their jobs. The Cub Scouts even had the chance to try on the protective gear, gaining a tangible understanding of the safety measures linemen undertake daily. The linemen shared insights into what a day in the life of a lineman looks like and highlighted the linemen’s vital role in powering communities.
The event was just one of many community events Wake Electric participated in this year in the interest of community education. As the cooperative continues to foster a culture of learning and engagement, it eagerly looks forward to more opportunities to enlighten and inspire the community about the intricate workings of the electrical industry and the vital role linemen play in ensuring the reliability of power for everyone.