Emergency Preparedness BSA – Cub Scout Requirements

With the updates to the Cub Scout program, many of the requirements for various awards need to be updated also. These are the new requirements for the Emergency Preparedness BSA award for Cub Scouts.

These are the Cub Scout requirements. There are different requirements for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. More information is available from the BSA website.

Emergency Preparedness BSA

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.

3 Responses to Emergency Preparedness BSA – Cub Scout Requirements

  1. Sandra House June 9, 2015 at 2:07 PM #

    Unfortunately, the FACT materials from Red Cross have been discontinued. Our council does not have any ideas on a substitute. Red Cross now has another program for youth, but it seems a bit high level for Tigers. It is just a Power Point with no supporting materials.

    • Melissa LePlatt July 7, 2016 at 11:16 AM #

      Our council allowed me to teach our Tigers basic first aid for this requirement. I am a licensed healthcare provider. Maybe your council would recognize the same?

  2. Jana January 30, 2017 at 4:24 PM #

    contact your local Fire department they are EMTs and possibly you could go visit and do first aid

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