Emergency Preparedness Outline

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This is the Emergency Preparedness Outline for the Boy Scout Summer Camp Merit Badge Program. The Boy Scouts of America wrote this document to assist summer camp staffs. However, with a little adjustment, this outline could easily be used at merit badge clinics and midways, camporees, and even in the troop program.

Introduction Your challenge as a summer camp merit badge counselor is to see that the Scouts who attend your session have the best opportunity to learn all about Emergency Preparedness. It is important that they have a positive experience. This lesson plan is designed to help you plan a logical, high-quality program. You may have to use a slightly different approach in presenting the material based on your camp resources and facilities.
Resources Be sure to utilize all the resources available to you. State and federal agencies or other organizations can provide you with a variety of materials and even personnel to help you deliver the Emergency Preparedness merit badge program.

1 Greet Scouts A. Examine all merit badge cards for the Scoutmaster's signature. Make a roster of the Scouts. Sign off on requirements as they complete them.
Discuss B. Requirement 2: be sure Scouts have earned the First Aid merit badge.
Demonstrate C. Ask scouts to show you their personal emergency service packs and family emergency evacuation kits.
Discuss/Demonstrate D. Discuss requirement 5a, then have the Scouts fill in a worksheet for requirement 5b.
2 Demonstrate A. Requirement 3: Have Scouts demonstrate how to save a person from a live wire, smoke filled room, clothes on fire, drowning using non-swimming methods.
Demonstrate B. Requirement 4: Have Scouts demonstrate three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes/aircraft.
Demonstrate C. Requirement 5: Have Scouts demonstrate a good way to transport an injured person out of rugged territory.
3 Discuss A. Discuss requirement 6.
Review B. Requirement 9c: Have each scout develop and accident prevention program for his family.
Plan C. Requirement 8a: Plan a lost scout drill for tomorrow, prepare a written plan or ask the scout camp director to let you review the lost scout plan. Ask each scout to describe his role in the plan.
4 Review A. Review the lost scout plan.
Activity B. Hold a lost scout drill (MB Pamphlet page 90).
Note C. Inform the Scoutmaster of any Scout who might not complete the badge.
5 Wrap up A. Wrap up all the requirements. Prepare the merit badge cards for the proper signatures. If any Scout does not complete all the requirements, make sure that his records properly indicate the requirements that he has completed and that the Scout knows why he did not complete the badge requirements.
B. Submit necessary records to the camp program director.


Merit Badge Worksheets can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work. Many worksheets also contain links to free, online video instruction.


Per the BSA: You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject. Merit badge pamplets are available at your local Scout Shop or online at ScoutShop.org.

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