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|caption = The '''BSA Ready & Prepared Award''' silver cloth emblem<br /> is worn as a [[temporary emblem]] on the [[uniform]].<br />(SKU: [https://www.scoutshop.org/ready-and-prepared-emblem-silver-17038.html 17038]<br />[[image:Ready-and-prepared-ribbons.jpg]]<br />Gold and Silver Award unit ribbons.
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}}{{Alert|As of 9/15/2018, it was reported that the BSA Health & Safety team is redesigning the '''BSA Ready & Prepared Award''' and updating the requirements for youth and adults. No word was available as to when the revised award would be announced. In the meantime, Scout Shops have discounted the price for the existing inventory of [https://www.scoutshop.org/ready-and-prepared-emblem-silver-17038.html silver award emblems] from $4.49 to $1.99.}}<br />
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<center><big>The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] was developed to encourage and reward [[Boy Scout]] [[troop]]s, [[Varsity Scout]] [[team]]s<ref name="varsity" group="Note" />, and [[Venturing]] [[crew]]s<ref name="SeaScouts" group="Note" /> that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities.</big></center><br>
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While the [[{{PAGENAME}}]] was discontinued in 2011, some [[Scout Shop]]s and the online <span class="plainlinks">[http://scoutshop.org scoutshop.org]</span> have the patch (<span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/ready-and-prepared-emblem-silver-17038.html SKU: 17038]</span>) in inventory and for sale.
 
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<center><big>The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] was developed to encourage and reward [[Boy Scout]] [[troop]]s and [[Venturing]] [[crew]]s that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities.</big></center><br>
 
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:''From: [http://www.scouting.org/awards/bsareadyandprepared.aspx Boy Scouts of America: BSA Ready & Prepared Award] Archived link: [https://web.archive.org/web/20111009134923/http://www.scouting.org/awards/bsareadyandprepared.aspx here]
:''From: [http://www.scouting.org/awards/bsareadyandprepared.aspx Boy Scouts of America: BSA Ready & Prepared Award] Archived link: [https://web.archive.org/web/20111009134923/http://www.scouting.org/awards/bsareadyandprepared.aspx here]
The award acknowledges the common sense and judgment, founded on knowledge and training, used to incorporate risk management into a [[unit]]'s decision-making process. It recognizes that the more responsibility individual members take for their personal health and safety, the more everyone contributes to a successful activity. Earning the award helps units focus on areas in which emphasizing risk management can help reduce fatalities and serious injury, such as:
The award acknowledges the common sense and judgment, founded on knowledge and training, used to incorporate risk management into a [[unit]]'s decision-making process. It recognizes that the more responsibility individual members take for their personal health and safety, the more everyone contributes to a successful activity. Earning the award helps units focus on areas in which emphasizing risk management can help reduce fatalities and serious injury, such as:
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===The Award===
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==The Award==
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There are two award levels: Gold and Silver.
There are two award levels: Gold and Silver.
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To earn the '''Gold Award''', a Boy Scout troop or Venturing crew must complete 10 mandatory requirements and three elective requirements. Youth and adult members of a unit earning the Gold Award are entitled to wear the gold-bordered BSA Ready & Prepared Award patch and the unit is entitled to display the gold BSA Ready & Prepared ribbon.
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To earn the '''Gold Award''', a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew must complete 10 mandatory requirements and three elective requirements. Youth and adult members of a unit earning the Gold Award are entitled to wear the gold-bordered BSA Ready & Prepared Award patch and the unit is entitled to display the gold BSA Ready & Prepared ribbon.
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To earn the '''Silver Award''', a Boy Scout troop or Venturing crew must complete 10 mandatory requirements and six elective requirements. Youth and adult members of a unit earning the Silver Award are entitled to wear the silver-bordered BSA Ready & Prepared Award patch, and the unit is entitled to display the silver BSA Ready & Prepared Award ribbon. Apply for this award at the time of rechartering.
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To earn the '''Silver Award''', a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew must complete 10 mandatory requirements and six elective requirements. Youth and adult members of a unit earning the Silver Award are entitled to wear the silver-bordered BSA Ready & Prepared Award patch, and the unit is entitled to display the silver BSA Ready & Prepared Award ribbon. Apply for this award at the time of rechartering.
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===Award Requirements===
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All instruction for and participation in activities for the BSA Ready & Prepared Award must follow all precautions and safety measures laid out in the ''[[Guide to Safe Scouting]]'' and other Scouting literature.
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When a Boy Scout troop, or Venturing crew has fulfilled the requirements, it should submit a completed award application to the local council.
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A unit can earn the Gold Award this year, work on the remaining three elective requirements, and earn the Silver Award next year.
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6. The [[Scoutmaster]]/[[Advisor]]; assistant Scoutmasters/Advisors; and unit [[committee chair]] have in their possession and have read the most current ''Guide to Safe Scouting.''
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9. During the past 12 months the unit filed all required [[tour permit]]s with the [[local council]]. A national tour permit is required for all activities in which travel is 500 or more miles one-way. Local councils set re-quirements for travel fewer than 500 miles one-way.
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* [[Youth Protection]] training for adults is available through BSA local councils, including online on most council Web sites. Youth Protection training videos are available through the Supply Division.
* [[Youth Protection]] training for adults is available through BSA local councils, including online on most council Web sites. Youth Protection training videos are available through the Supply Division.
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* ''A Time to Tell'' 2011 videos (on YouTube): [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5EkLOqBtBo Part 1 (9:50) ] &bull; [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fixq4yjPuZg Part 2 (9:15) ] &bull; [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_yDt27DO2Y Part 3 (9:08) ] &bull; [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1ItYdmymUM Part 4 (9:21) ] &bull; [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNV0ExJUn_w Part 5 (10:34) ]
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/10-278.pdf BSA Ready & Prepared Award application form] &mdash; Scouting.org <nowiki>[</nowiki> Archive link: [https://web.archive.org/web/20111005023315/http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/10-278.pdf here] &mdash; Archive.org <nowiki>]</nowiki>
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* BSA: <span class="plainlinks">[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/10-278.pdf BSA Ready & Prepared Award application form]</span> {{PDF}} (2005 Printing) &mdash; Scouting.org
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== Footnotes ==
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/awards/bsareadyandprepared.aspx Boy Scouts of America: BSA Ready & Prepared Award] <nowiki>[</nowiki> Archive link: [https://web.archive.org/web/20111009134923/http://www.scouting.org/awards/bsareadyandprepared.aspx here] &mdash; Archive.org <nowiki>]</nowiki>
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* BSA: [http://www.scouting.org/awards/bsareadyandprepared.aspx Boy Scouts of America: BSA Ready & Prepared Award] <nowiki>[</nowiki> Archive link: [https://web.archive.org/web/20111005023315/http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/BSAReadyandPrepared.aspx here] &mdash; Archive.org <nowiki>]</nowiki>
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* BSA: <span class="plainlinks">[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/10-278.pdf BSA Ready & Prepared Award application form]</span> {{PDF}} (2005 Printing) &mdash; Scouting.org
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34427.pdf Unit Money Earning Application]</span> {{PDF}} &mdash; Scouting.org
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Revision as of 19:53, September 15, 2018

BSA Ready & Prepared Award

The BSA Ready & Prepared Award silver cloth emblem
is worn as a temporary emblem on the uniform.
(SKU: 17038
image:Ready-and-prepared-ribbons.jpg
Gold and Silver Award unit ribbons.
Created:2005
Level:Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams[Note 1],
Venturing crews[Note 2]
As of 9/15/2018, it was reported that the BSA Health & Safety team is redesigning the BSA Ready & Prepared Award and updating the requirements for youth and adults. No word was available as to when the revised award would be announced. In the meantime, Scout Shops have discounted the price for the existing inventory of silver award emblems from $4.49 to $1.99.

The BSA Ready & Prepared Award was developed to encourage and reward Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams[Note 1], and Venturing crews[Note 2] that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities.

From: Boy Scouts of America: BSA Ready & Prepared Award Archived link: here

The award acknowledges the common sense and judgment, founded on knowledge and training, used to incorporate risk management into a unit's decision-making process. It recognizes that the more responsibility individual members take for their personal health and safety, the more everyone contributes to a successful activity. Earning the award helps units focus on areas in which emphasizing risk management can help reduce fatalities and serious injury, such as:

  • Driver and passenger safety
  • BSA Youth Protection
  • Precautions for aquatics activities
  • Premises safety and first-aid readiness
  • Personal fitness and safety

The Award

There are two award levels: Gold and Silver.

To earn the Gold Award, a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew must complete 10 mandatory requirements and three elective requirements. Youth and adult members of a unit earning the Gold Award are entitled to wear the gold-bordered BSA Ready & Prepared Award patch and the unit is entitled to display the gold BSA Ready & Prepared ribbon.

To earn the Silver Award, a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew must complete 10 mandatory requirements and six elective requirements. Youth and adult members of a unit earning the Silver Award are entitled to wear the silver-bordered BSA Ready & Prepared Award patch, and the unit is entitled to display the silver BSA Ready & Prepared Award ribbon. Apply for this award at the time of rechartering.


BSA Ready & Prepared Award requirements

All instruction for and participation in activities for the BSA Ready & Prepared Award must follow all precautions and safety measures laid out in the Guide to Safe Scouting and other Scouting literature.

When a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew[Note 2] has fulfilled the requirements, it should submit a completed award application to the local council.

A unit can earn the Gold Award this year, work on the remaining three elective requirements, and earn the Silver Award next year.

Mandatory Requirements

Training

1. At least three registered adults in the unit are trained in Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense.

2. Two or more registered members, including at least one adult, are trained in first aid and CPR by a recognized agency such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Youth Protection

3. Every registered adult in the unit was trained in BSA Youth Protection within the past three years.[Note 3]

4. Within the past 12 months the unit has viewed the appropriate Youth Protection video.

  • "A Time to Tell" (ages 11 to 14)
  • "Personal Safety Awareness" (ages 14 to 20)

5. All registered adults and all adults listed as drivers on tour permits[Note 4] for activities occurring during the past six months have read and signed the Driver's Pledge Adobe Acrobat PDF.

6. The Scoutmaster, Coach, or Advisor; assistant Scoutmasters, Coaches, or Advisors; and unit committee chair have in their possession and have read the most current Guide to Safe Scouting.

Premises Safety

7. Unit members have conducted a safety check of their meeting place using the checklist in the Guide to Safe Scouting.

8. The unit first-aid kit was updated in the past six months and is complete.

Permits

9. During the past 12 months the unit filed all required tour permits with the local council. A national tour permit is required for all activities in which travel is 500 or more miles one-way. Local councils set requirements for travel fewer than 500 miles one-way.

Driving/Traffic Safety

Troops and Teams Only

10. At least half of the Scouts registered in the unit have earned the Traffic Safety merit badge.

Venturing Crews Only

10. All youth with a driving permit or driver's license have taken Venturing Out: Keys to Safe Driving Microsoft PowerPoint PPT document online or have attended a group presentation.

Elective Award Requirements

In addition to the mandatory requirements, units must complete three of these elective requirements to earn the Gold Award or six to earn the Silver Award.

Youth Training

Troops and Teams Only

1. At least half of the registered Scouts have earned the First Aid merit badge.

Venturing Crews Only

1. At least half of the registered crew members are trained in CPR by a recognized agency such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Fitness

2. At least 75 percent of unit members have completed requirements for the To Be Physically Fit BSA Award or the Quest Award. Details on these awards can be found on the BSA Web site.

Permits

3. The unit has filed a Unit Money Earning Application Adobe Acrobat PDF with the local council for all unit fund-raising activities occurring in the past 12 months.

Special Achievements

4. At least half of the Scouts registered in the unit have earned the Emergency Preparedness BSA Award. Details about this award are located on the BSA Web site.

5. Unit members have conducted a safety promotion within their community. Areas of interest include Climb On Safely, winter sports, bicycle safety, shooting sports, using tools and equipment, wilderness camping, and using fuels.

6. Each member of the unit has read chapter 6, Managing Risk, in the Fieldbook[Note 5] and has participated in a group discussion about what he or she read.

7. The unit has a risk management or health and safety officer. This position can be youth or adult. Attach a copy of the responsibilities of this position to the award application.

Source: Boy Scouts of America: BSA Ready & Prepared Award <<dead link>> Archived link: here

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Resources

Application Form

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Editor's note: effective December 31, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America ended the Varsity Scouting program.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Prior to February 2015, Sea Scouts were considered members of the Venturing program and were eligible to earn Venturing awards and recognitions through December 31, 2016. Effective January 1, 2017, eligibility for all Venturing awards and recognitions is limited to registered Venturers." (Guide to Advancement § 4.4.0.1 Boy Scout Advancement in Sea Scouts)
  3. Since this award was established, BSA revised its policy and now requires youth protection training every two years for every registered adult.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Effective March 1, 2011, what were formerly known as local and national Tour Permits were superseded by the Tour Plan. The online tour permit system has been suspended.
  5. The 4th edition of the Fieldbook (published 2004) includes a chapter on Managing Risk (chapter 6), but the 5th edition (published 2014), no longer includes a chapter on that subject.

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