“Be Prepared” is the Scout motto and emergency preparedness is promoted in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing. The founder of the Scouting movement said:
The scouts’ motto is founded on my initials, it is:
which means, you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your DUTY;
Be Prepared in Mind by having disciplined yourself to be obedient to every order, and also by having thought out beforehand any accident or situation that might occur, so that you know the right thing to do at the right moment, and are willing to do it.
Be Prepared in Body by making yourself strong and active and able to do the right thing at the right moment, and do it.Lord Baden Powell
Scouting teaches youth to be ready to face unexpected situations calmly and to think through their actions rather than just acting out of fear. This allows the Scout to help himself or herself in emergency situations and it helps the Scout give aid to others.
See some examples below of how Scouting helps youth to “Be Prepared”.