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Emergency Preparedness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests an Emergency Preparedness troop program feature for Boy Scouts for May 2012. BSA provides the troop program feature guides as a resource for Boy Scout troops. A PLC can use these guides to plan a series of meetings and outings around a single theme. My post Troop Program Features for Meetings and Outings has  more information about these guides.

The plans for the Emergency Preparedness troop program feature can be found in  Volume 1  of Troop Program Features from BSA:

Our Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” is never more important than in dealing with emergency situations. The ability to make correct decisions under pressure really tests a Scout. As Scouts progress through the program, they perfect their skills in leadership, the outdoors, and working with people. Emergency preparedness means being prepared in all of these areas.

The focus of this program feature is on first aid and being ready in emergency situations. Younger Scouts will work on first aid requirements, along with a few other requirements. Experienced Scouts will work on First Aid and Emergency Preparedness merit badges.

The big feature for the program theme is a campout where Scouts encounter simulations of emergency situations and respond to them using the skills they have been practicing.

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