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Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge

posted Dec 5, 2009, 10:28 AM by Bill Beiswenger
Tuesday December 15 is a scheduled merit badge night. I plan to work with the scouts that started E-Prep MB at summer camp requirements: 2c, 6a-c and discussing 8b. Any other scout that would like to work on E-Prep MB is more than welcome to join in with this group. Everyone will need to complete the family portion of 2c prior to the meeting to complete the requirement. Listed below are the requirements as stated in the MB pamphlet. 
2c  Meet with and teach your family how to get or build a kit, make a plan, and be informed for the situations on the chart you created for requirement 2b. (Please bring your chart from summer camp or make a chart if you are just starting the MB)  Complete a family plan. Then meet with your counselor and report on your family meeting, discuss their responses, and share your family plan.  (Please complete this before coming to the 12/15 MB meeting and be prepared to discuss it with me)
6a-c  Do the following:  
  1. Tell the things a group of Scouts should be prepared to do, the training they need, and the safety precautions they should take for the following emergency services:
    1. Crowd and traffic control
    2. Messenger service and communication
    3. Collection and distribution services
    4. Group feeding, shelter, and sanitation
  2. Identify the government or community agencies that normally handle and prepare for the emergency services listed under 6a, and explain to your counselor how a group of Scouts could volunteer to help in the event of these types of emergencies.
  3. Find out who is your community's emergency management director and learn what this person does to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate and prevent emergency situations in your community. Discuss this information with your counselor and apply what you discover to the chart you created for requirement 2b.
8b  Take part in at least one troop mobilization. Before the exercise, describe your part to your counselor. Afterward, conduct an "after-action" lesson, discussing what you learned during the exercise that required changes or adjustments to the plan.  (The troop mobilization was completed at summer camp, we will conduct the after-action lesson)
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Yours in Scouting,
Bill Beiswenger, ASM