Emergency Preparedness BSA Award

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All emergency activities carried out by Scouting units must be appropriate for the ages and abilities of the young people involved. Units should participate only under the supervision of their own leaders, and plans for unit help must be coordinated with community agencies responsible for disaster preparedness.
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== Tiger Cub Requirements ==
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1. Complete Tiger Cub Achievement 3—Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe. This achievement covers a family fire plan and drill and what to do if separated from the family.
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2. Complete Tiger Cub Elective 27—Emergency! This elective helps a Tiger Cub be ready for emergencies and dangerous situations and has him discuss a family emergency plan with his family.
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3. With your parent or guardian's help, complete one of these three activities.
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:*Take the American Red Cross First Aid for Children Today (FACT) course.
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:*Join a safe kids program such as McGruff Child Identification, Internet Safety, or Safety at Home.
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== Wolf Cub Scout Requirements ==
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1. Complete Wolf Cub Scout Achievement 9*—Be Safe at Home and on the Street. This is a check of your home to keep it safe.
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2. Complete Wolf Cub Scout Elective 16*—Family Alert. This elective is about designing a plan for your home and family in case an emergency takes place.
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3. With your parent or guardian's help, complete one of the following activities that you have not already completed for this award as a Tiger Cub:
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:*Take American Red Cross Basic Aid Training (BAT) to learn emergency skills and care for choking, wounds, nose bleeds, falls, and animal bites. This course includes responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse, and more.
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:*Make a presentation to your family on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.
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:*Join a Safe Kids program such as McGruff Child Identification program. Put on a training program for your family or den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
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* Achievement and elective numbers could change; the achievement or elective title determines what the requirement is.
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== Bear Cub Scout Requirements ==
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1. Complete Bear Cub Scout Achievement 11*—Be Ready. The focus of this achievement is the best way to handle emergencies.
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2. Make a small display or give a presentation for your family or den on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.
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3. With your parent or guardian's help, complete one of the following activities that you have not already completed for this award as a Tiger Cub or Wolf Cub Scout:
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* Achievement and elective numbers could change; the achievement or elective title determines what the requirement is.
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== Webelos Scout Requirements ==
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1. Earn the Readyman activity badge from the community badge group.
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2. Build a family emergency kit, with an adult family member participating in the project.
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3. With your parent or guardian's help, complete one of the following that you have not already completed for this award as a Tiger Cub or Wolf or Bear Cub Scout:
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== Boy Scout and Varsity Scout Requirements ==
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1. Participate in creating an emergency plan for your home and for your troop or team's Scouting activities. Be sure you know the details of both emergency plans.
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2. Earn the [[First Aid]] or the [[Emergency Preparedness]] merit badge.
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3. With your troop or team, including its adult leaders, participate in emergency preparedness training conducted by community emergency preparedness agencies.
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== Venturer and Sea Scout Requirements ==
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1. Complete all of the Emergency Preparedness core requirement number 4 (page 17, Ranger Guidebook).
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2. Do one of the following:
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:*Complete the First Aid core requirement (page 16, Ranger Guidebook). This may be fulfilled either by completing the standard American Red Cross first aid course When Help Is Delayed or by completing the American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Course.
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== Unit Volunteer Scouter Requirements ==
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This award is available to all registered Scouters who serve a unit, including all leaders and committee members.
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Do any three of the following:
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:*Develop an emergency preparedness program plan and kit for your home and be sure all family members know the plan.
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:*Participate actively in preparing an emergency plan of action for your Scouting unit meeting place. (This includes all locations where you might have a meeting.)
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:*Put together a unit emergency kit to be kept at your unit meeting location. (This includes all locations where you might have a meeting.)
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:*Take a basic first aid/CPR course, or participate as an active volunteer in a community agency responsible for disaster preparedness.
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== Council/District Volunteer Scouter Requirements ==
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Do any three of the following:
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:*Participate actively in developing an emergency preparedness program for a council or district activity. Example: a camporee, Scouting show, fun day, etc.
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Revision as of 16:44, August 10, 2008

Emergency Preparedness Award

Worn pinned to the left pocket flap.
Created:2003
Level:Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers,
Varsity Scouts, Scouters,
Council and District Volunteers


This article is about the award for all Scouts and Scouters
For the merit badge, see Emergency Preparedness

All emergency activities carried out by Scouting units must be appropriate for the ages and abilities of the young people involved. Units should participate only under the supervision of their own leaders, and plans for unit help must be coordinated with community agencies responsible for disaster preparedness.

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Emergency Preparedness BSA Award requirements

Individual Emergency Preparedness Award Requirements

Tiger Cub Requirements

  1. Cover a family fire plan and drill, and what to do if separated from the family.
  2. Discuss a family emergency plan with the family.
  3. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  4. Take a nationally recognized first-aid course geared toward children such as American Red Cross First Aid for Children Today (FACT).
  5. Join a safe kids program such as McGruff Child Identification, Internet Safety, or Safety at Home.
  6. Show and tell your family household what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Wolf Cub Scout Requirements

  1. Create a checklist to keep your home safe.
  2. Discuss a family emergency plan with the family.
  3. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  4. Learn emergency skills and care for choking, wounds, nosebleeds, falls, and animal bites. The emergency skills should include responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse, and more.
  5. Join a safe kids program such as the McGruff Child Identification program. Put on a training program for your family or den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  6. Make a presentation to your family on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Bear Cub Scout Requirements

  1. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  2. Learn how to shut off utilities to your home in an emergency.
  3. Learn simple rescue techniques.
  4. Learn emergency skills and care for choking, wounds, nosebleeds, falls, and animal bites. The emergency skills should include responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse, and more.
  5. Put together a family emergency kit for use in the home.
  6. Organize a safe kids program such as the McGruff Child Identification program. Put on a training program for your family or den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  7. Make a small display or give a presentation for your family or den on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Webelos Scout Requirements

  1. Learn rescue techniques.
  2. Build a family emergency kit, with an adult family member participating in the project.
  3. Take a first-aid course.
  4. Learn to survive extreme weather situations.
  5. Learn about stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  6. Give a presentation to your den on preparing for emergencies.

Boy Scout and Varsity Scout Requirements

  1. Participate in creating an emergency plan for your home and for your troop or team's Scouting activities. Be sure you know the details of both emergency plans.
  2. Earn the First Aid or Emergency Preparedness merit badge.
  3. With your troop or team, including its adult leaders, participate in emergency preparedness training conducted by community emergency preparedness agencies.
  4. Complete IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b).

Venturer Requirements

  1. Complete a nationally recognized first-aid course or complete a nationally recognized Wilderness First Aid course.
  2. With your crew, including its adult leaders, participate in emergency preparedness training coordinated by community emergency preparedness agencies.
  3. Complete IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b.
  4. Plan and execute an emergency preparedness training event for a pack, troop or team.

Unit Volunteer Scouter Requirements

This award is available to all registered Scouters who serve a unit, including all leaders and committee members. Do any three of the following:

  • Provide input to develop or improve an emergency preparedness program plan and kit for your home and be sure all family members know the plan.
  • Participate actively in preparing an emergency action plan for your Scouting unit meeting place. (This includes all locations where you might have a meeting.)
  • Put together a unit emergency kit to be kept at your unit meeting location. (This includes all locations where you might have a meeting.)
  • Take a basic first-aid/CPR/AED course.
  • Participate as an active volunteer in a community agency responsible for disaster preparedness.
  • Complete IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b).

Council/District Volunteer Scouter Requirements

Do any three of the following:

  • Provide input to develop or improve an emergency preparedness program plan and kit for your council or district.
  • Take a basic first-aid/CPR/AED course.
  • Participate as an active volunteer in a community agency responsible for emergency disaster preparedness.
  • Participate actively in developing an emergency preparedness program for a council or district activity such as a camporee or Scouting show.
  • Complete IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b).

District-, Council-, and Unit-Level Achievement

District- and Council-Level Achievement

Bronze Level

If completed three of the above and if 30 percent of your traditional units have achieved the award.

Silver Level

If completed three of the above and if 40 percent of your traditional units have achieved the award.

Gold Level

If completed three of the above and if 50 percent of your traditional units have achieved the award.

Unit-Level Achievement

Achieve the mandatory requirements below, and do one of the following:

  • The unit conducts a safety promotion with the community about emergency preparedness and/or readiness.
  • Identify a unit’s risk management or health and safety officer. Attach a copy of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position to the application.
Bronze Level

If 30 percent of your youth and adult members have achieved the award.

Silver Level

If 40 percent of your youth and adult members have achieved the award.

Gold Level

If 50 percent of your youth and adult members have achieved the award.

Mandatory Unit Requirements

  • The unit members conduct a check or create a unit and personal first-aid kit.
  • The unit members conduct a safety check of their meeting place using the checklist in the Guide to Safe Scouting.
  • The Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Coach, or Advisor and the assistant Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Coaches, or Advisors, and the unit committee chair have in their possession and have read the most current Guide to Safe Scouting.
  • The unit members create an emergency action plan for unit use during regular meetings, tours, and activities. See http://www.scouting.org/filestore/doc/680-029.doc.
  • Greater than 40 percent of registered adults are trained in Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense.
  • Greater than 40 percent of registered members, including at least one adult, are trained in first aid and CPR/AED by a recognized agency such as the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association.
  • Greater than 40 percent of unit members completed the SCOUTStrong fitness program or earned the Quest Award.
  • Mandatory for troops and teams only: All youth members with a driving permit or driver’s license have earned the Traffic Safety merit badge.
  • Mandatory for troops and teams only: Greater than 40 percent of registered Scouts have earned the First Aid merit badge and are certified in CPR/Wilderness First Aid.
  • Mandatory for Venturing crews only: All youth with a driving permit or driver’s license have taken Venturing Out: Keys to Safe Driving online or attended a group presentation of the Risk Zone: Transporting Scouts Safely.
  • Mandatory for Venturing crews only: Greater than 40 percent of registered crew members are trained in CPR/AED by a nationally recognized agency such as the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association.
  • Mandatory for troops/teams/Venturing crews only: Greater than 40 percent of registered Scouts and adults have completed IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b).

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Emergency Preparedness Award - This patch is not worn on the uniform but may be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.
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