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Emergency Preparedness - In-Person Class Notes

Please arrive with ample time prior to the start time of your class for registration. Remember, there will be others checking in as well that registration may take a little time, depending on the size of the class and the event held in conjunction with the class.

Your Scout uniform is required to be worn when attending this merit badge session. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Brian Reiners (Scoutmater Bucky) via email at scoutmasterbucky@yahoo.com or on the phone at 612-483-0665.

Reviewing the merit badge pamphlet PRIOR to attending and doing preparation work will ensure that Scouts get the most out of these class opportunities. The merit badge pamphlet is a wealth of information that can make earning a merit badge a lot easier. It contains many of the answers and solutions needed or can at least provide direction as to where one can find the answers.

It is NOT acceptable to come unprepared to a Scoutmaster Bucky event. You can (and should) use the Scoutmaster Bucky Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Workbook to help get a head start and organize your preparation work. Please note that the use of any workbook is merely for note taking and reference. Completion of any merit badge workbook does not warrant, guarantee, or confirm a Scout's completion of any merit badge requirements.

It should be noted that this merit badge class is not meant for those who just want to come and see what they can get done. It is possible to complete this merit badge by being properly prepared and having done the preparation work prior to the class. Preparation is a MUST! If you are not willing to participate to these expectations and standards, perhaps the Scoutmaster Bucky opportunity is not for you.

Things to remember to bring for this merit badge class:

  • Merit badge blue card properly filled out and signed off by your Scoutmaster
  • Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Scout uniform
  • Supporting documentation or project work pertinent to the Emergency Preparedness merit badge, which may also include a merit badge workbook for reference with notes
  • A positive Scouting focus and attitude

Please read and understand the Scoutmaster Bucky Blue Card Process.

Emergency Preparedness - Online Class Notes

Please arrive with ample time prior to the start time of your class to ensure your connection to the online session is working properly. Ask people in your household to refrain from unnecessary internet usage, including but not limited to: streaming videos, online gaming, and other heavy bandwidth usage.

You will receive a link 12 to 24 hours before the class start time. Notification will come through the email address provided during the registration process, so please make sure you enter your email correctly.

Your Scout Uniform is required to be worn when attending this Online Merit Badge session. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Brian Reiners; Scoutmaster Bucky via email at scoutmasterbucky@yahoo.com or on the phone at 612-483-0665.

Reviewing the Merit Badge Pamphlet PRIOR to attending and doing preparation work will insure that Scouts get the most out of these online class opportunities. The Merit Badge Pamphlet is a wealth of information that can make earning a Merit Badge a lot easier. It contains many of the answers and solutions needed or can at least provide direction as to where one can find the answers.

It is NOT acceptable to come unprepared to a Scoutmaster Bucky event. You can (and should) use the Scoutmaster Bucky American Business Merit Badge Workbook to help get a head start and organize your preparation work. Please note that the use of any workbook is merely for note taking and reference. Completion of any Merit Badge Workbook does not warrant, guarantee, or confirm a Scouts completion of any merit badge requirement(s). You can download the Scoutmaster Bucky Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Workbook for taking notes to help you prepare.

It should be noted that this Merit Badge class is not meant for those who just want to come and see what they can get done. It is possible to complete this Merit Badge by being properly prepared and having done the preparation work prior to the class. Preparation is a MUST! If you are not willing to participate to these expectations and standards, perhaps the Scoutmaster Bucky opportunity is not for you.

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge
2020 Scouts BSA Requirements

Please make sure you read the top portion of this page for general participation expectations in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge class.

Pay careful attention to the action verbs within the requirements. An example to note:

"Tell", "explain", "describe", and "discuss" are commonly used and will require the Scout to perform these actions during the class. When these action verbs are a part of any requirement, Scouts are expected to be prepared to share. Reading responses is not acceptable since it does not fulfill the requirement of showing the Scout's knowledge and understanding.

1.

Earn the First Aid merit badge.

2.

Do the following:

(a)

Discuss with your counselor the aspects of emergency preparedness:

(1)

Prevention

(2)

Protection

(3)

Mitigation

(4)

Response

(5)

Recovery

Include in your discussion the kinds of questions that are important to ask yourself as you consider each of these.

(b)

Using a chart, graph, spreadsheet, or another method approved by your counselor, demonstrate your understanding of each aspect of emergency preparedness listed in requirement 2a (prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery) for 10 emergency situations from the list below. You must use the first five situations listed below in boldface, plus any other five of your choice. Discuss your findings with your counselor.

(1)

Home kitchen fire

(2)

Home basement/storage room/garage fire

(3)

Explosion in the home

(4)

Automobile crash

(5)

Food-borne disease (food poisoning)

(6)

Fire or explosion in a public place

(7)

Vehicle stalled in the desert

(8)

Vehicle trapped in a blizzard

(9)

Earthquake or tsunami

(10)

Mountain/backcountry accident

(11)

Boating or water accident

(12)

Gas leak in a home or a building

(13)

Tornado or hurricane

(14)

Major flooding or a flash flood

(15)

Toxic chemical spills and releases

(16)

Nuclear power plant emergency

(17)

Avalanche (snowslide or rockslide)

(18)

Violence in a public place

(c)

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. Complete a family plan. Then meet with your counselor and report on your family meeting, discuss their responses, and share your family plan.

3.

Show how you could safely save a person from the following:

(a)

Touching a live household electric wire

(b)

A structure filled with carbon monoxide

(c)

Clothes on fire

(d)

Drowning using nonswimming rescues (including accidents on ice)

4.

Show three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes/aircraft.

5.

With another person, show a good way to transport an injured person out of a remote and/or rugged area, conserving the energy of rescuers while ensuring the well-being and protection of the injured person.

6.

Do the following:

(a)

Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident and the Incident Command System (ICS).

(b)

Identify the government or community agencies that normally handle and prepare for emergency services similar to those of the NIMS or ICS. Explain to your counselor ONE of the following:

(1)

How the NIMS/ICS can assist a Scout troop when responding in a disaster

(2)

How a group of Scouts could volunteer to help in an even of these types of emergencies

(c)

Find out who is your community's emergency management director and learn what this person does to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergency situations in your community. Discuss this information with your counselor, utilizing the information you learned from requirement 2b.

7.

Do the following:

(a)

Take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency.

(b)

Prepare a written plan for mobilizing your troop when needed to do emergency service. If there is already a plan, explain it. Tell your part in making it work.

8.

Do the following:

(a)

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 communications

(3)

Collection and distribution services

(4)

Group feeding, shelter, and sanitation

(b)

Prepare a personal emergency service pack for a mobilization call. Prepare a family emergency kit (suitcase or waterproof box) for use by your family in case an emergency evacuation is needed. Explain the needs and uses of the contents.

9.

Do ONE of the following:

(a)

Using a safety checklist approved by your counselor, inspect your home for potential hazards. Explain the hazards you find and how they can be corrected.

(b)

Review or develop a plan of escape for your family in case of fire in your home.

(c)

Develop an accident prevention program for five family activities outside the home (such as taking a picnic or seeing a movie) that includes an analysis of possible hazards, a proposed plan to correct those hazards, and the reasons for the corrections you propose.