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Emergency Preparedness BSA Award (Scouts BSA) Helps and Ideas

This award was discontinued on December 31, 2020. Those who are in the process of earning the award have until December 31, 2021 to complete the requirements and earn the award.

Scouts BSA can earn this award by creating an emergency plan, earning the First Aid or Emergency Preparedness merit badge, and completing an online course from the Federal Emergency Management Institute (FEMA).

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Emergency Preparedness BSA Award (Scouts BSA)

Printable checkoff sheet for Emergency Preparedness BSA Award (Scouts BSA)

Printable note sheet for Emergency Preparedness BSA Award (Scouts BSA)

Be prepared for emergency situations with these related ideas and achievements:

Fire Drill Time!

Fire drills are encouraged throughout scouting programs, from the Lions to Scouts BSA. Print out a basic plan for conducting a home fire drill.

First Aid for Tick Bites

Scouts like to get outdoors, but in many areas that brings the danger of tick bites. While most tick bites won’t cause more than minor irritation, if treated incorrectly complications can occur.

Fake Wounds for First Aid Demonstrations

If your Webelos or Scouts BSA are working on first aid requirements, you can add in some fun by making a fake wound on a “victim” or two.

Emergency Preparedness Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA

The Emergency Preparedness feature teaches Scouts how to develop the first aid and leadership skills needed to deal with an emergency. Scouts learn to be prepared for accidents and natural disasters and to make informed decisions.

Hospital Tag

In this hospital tag game, players pretend they are wounded and go to the hospital to get fixed up.

Safety Programs Feature for Scouts BSA

The Safety feature teaches Scouts to “Be Prepared” for hazardous situations in their homes, on the street, and while out in the woods with their troop.

Avoiding Hypothermia During Cold Weather Activities

Avoiding hypothermia is key to a successful outdoor activity in cold weather, be it camping, hiking, skiing, ice skating, or snowman building.

Kim’s Game with Items for a Home First Aid Kit

Kim’s game is a traditional Scouting game which was introduced by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. It is based on a game described by Rudyard Kipling. This version of the game helps Scouts learn what should be in a home first aid kit.


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