The Emergency Preparedness BSA award for Boy Scouts recognizes young men who are ready to respond when an emergency strikes. Events like the recent Hurricane Sandy drive home the point that we should all be prepared at all times. By developing the knowledge and skills needed in an emergency situation, Boy Scouts will be ready and able to help their communities and families when disaster strikes.
The requirements below are for youth enrolled in the Boy Scout program. There are also variations of this award for Cub Scouts and Venturers. For more information about this award, see the Scouting.org website.
Emergency Preparedness BSA – Boy Scout Requirements
Do the following:
- 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.
- Earn the First Aid or the Emergency Preparedness merit badge.
- With your troop or team, including its adult leaders, participate in emergency preparedness training conducted by community emergency preparedness agencies.