Sunday March 22nd, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday March 22nd, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday March 23rd, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday March 24th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We have lined up multiple sessions for the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge, this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Sign up for the class that best fits your schedule. Our own Tyler Akins will be leading the class. Login details will follow after you have registered. The course is two hours long and has some pre-work required beforehand.
Notes for each requirement
1. Earn the First Aid merit badge. Can be done before or after the class. Need proof of the merit badge's completion before the requirement is signed off.
2a. Discuss the 5 aspects. Done in class with notes from everyone.
2b. 5 aspects applied to 10 situations. Prepared outside of class.
2c. Family plan, kit, meeting. Note from parent and discussed in class.
3a-d. Specific emergencies: Prepared to demonstrate and discuss during class.
4. Attracting aircraft. Prepared to demonstrate and discuss during class.
5. Transportation of injured person. Demonstrated during class. A volunteer near you is required. Props may be necessary and videos of the Scout doing this activity will be accepted.
6a. NIMS and ICS. Notes are taken in advance, prepared for a discussion.
6b. Working with emergency agencies. Notes are taken in advance, prepared for a discussion.
6c. Community emergency management director. Need a name and how to contact them or their office, plus what they do for the 5 aspects.
7a. Emergency service project. Discussed in class, practiced outside of class due to video chat. Bring ideas of how we can help with COVID-19.
7b. Troop mobilization. Bring a plan and we can assemble the plans into our troop's emergency service plan.
8a. How Scouts can help. Have the information written down for the scenarios.
8b. Emergency service pack and family's kit. Bring your pack and your family's kit. We'll talk about the items in each.9. Household hazards, escape plan, accident prevention program. Prepared and ready to discuss.
Most won't get the merit badge in one session. Requirement 7a, for instance, requires an emergency service project, which is something you rehearse in a simulated emergency or an activity performed during a real emergency. There's no time in the class to do that one. If there's demand, we can schedule a follow-up class or have as-needed discussions with the Scout and their parent.