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Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Emergency Preparedness Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Emergency Preparedness merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Earn the First Aid merit badge.
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2a: Discuss with your counselor the aspects of emergency preparedness:
Requirement 2a1: Prevention
Requirement 2a2: Protection
Requirement 2a3: Mitigation
Requirement 2a4: Response
Requirement 2a5: Recovery

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

Requirement 2b: 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)

Requirement 2b6: Fire or explosion in a public place
Requirement 2b7: Vehicle stalled in the desert
Requirement 2b8: Vehicle trapped in a blizzard
Requirement 2b9: Earthquake or tsunami
Requirement 2b10: Mountain/backcountry accident
Requirement 2b11: Boating or water accident
Requirement 2b12: Gas leak in a home or a building
Requirement 2b13: Tornado or hurricane
Requirement 2b14: Major flooding or a flash flood
Requirement 2b15: Toxic chemical spills and releases
Requirement 2b16: Nuclear power plant emergency
Requirement 2b17: Avalanche (snowslide or rockslide)
Requirement 2b18: Violence in a public place
Requirement 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. Complete a family plan. Then meet with your counselor and report on your family meeting, discuss their responses, and share your family plan.
Requirement 3: Show how you could safely save a person from the following:
Requirement 3a: Touching a live household electric wire
Requirement 3b: A structure filled with carbon monoxide
Requirement 3c: Clothes on fire
Requirement 3d: Drowning using nonswimming rescues (including accidents on ice)
Requirement 4: Show three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes/aircraft.
Requirement 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.
Requirement 6: Do the following:
Requirement 6a: Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Requirement 6b: 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:
Requirement 6b1: How the NIMS/ICS can assist a Scout troop when responding in a disaster
Requirement 6b2: How a group of Scouts could volunteer to help in an even of these types of emergencies
Requirement 6c: 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.
Requirement 7: Do the following:
Requirement 7a: Take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency.
Requirement 7b: 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.
Requirement 8: Do the following:
Requirement 8a: 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:
Requirement 8a1: Crowd and traffic control
Requirement 8a2: Messenger service and communications
Requirement 8a3: Collection and distribution services
Requirement 8a4: Group feeding, shelter, and sanitation
Requirement 8b: 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.
Requirement 9: Do ONE of the following:
Requirement 9a: 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.
Requirement 9b: Review or develop a plan of escape for your family in case of fire in your home.
Requirement 9c: 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.