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{{Otheruses|''The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] can be earned at all levels in Scouting.<br>Boy Scouts can also earn the [[Emergency Preparedness]] merit badge.{{WSAearn|First Responder}}''}}{{Checklist|'''''An award application is available: [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pubs/pdf/680-602.pdf Emergency Preparedness BSA Application]'''''}}
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{{Otheruses|''This article is about the '''Award''' for all Scouts and Scouters<br>For the merit badge, see [[Emergency Preparedness]]''}}
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|caption = Worn pinned to the [[uniform]] left pocket flap.<br>([http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/uniforms-insignia/insignia-metal/pins/emergency-preparedness-pin.html Scout Shop SKU# 540])
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Emergency preparedness means being prepared for all kinds of emergencies, able to respond in time of crisis to save lives and property and to help a community—or even a nation—return to normal life after a disaster occurs. To encourage Scouts of all ages to be prepared for emergency situations, the BSA has approved an Emergency Preparedness Award program for members of all ages.
 
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When a member has fulfilled the requirements, a completed application is submitted to the council. Upon approval, the Emergency Preparedness Award, No. 19-304 is awarded. The pin may be worn on civilian clothing or on the uniform, centered on the left pocket flap. The award may be earned more than once; for instance, as a young person advances through the ranks and is capable of more complex preparedness activities, but only one pin may be worn.
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The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] encourages youth to be prepared, productive, self-reliant adults active in their communities; involves earning emergency preparedness–related advancement, personal development, preparing an [[emergency kit]], and presentations.
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It is a challenge to be prepared for emergencies in our world of man-made and natural phenomena. The Emergency Preparedness BSA program is planned to inspire the desire and foster the skills to meet this challenge in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation.
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From its beginning, the Scouting movement has taught young people to do their best, to do their [[duty to God]] and country, to help others, and to prepare themselves physically, mentally, and morally to meet these goals. The basic aims of Scouting include teaching young people to take care of themselves, to be helpful to others, and to develop courage, self-reliance, and the ability to be ready to serve in an emergency.
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The emergencies of today's world demand more than ever that our young people and adults be trained as individuals and as units to meet emergency situations. The importance of this training is not new to the Boy Scouts of America, as Scouting has always taught youth to be prepared for all types of emergencies. Since Scouting began in the United States, Scouts have responded to the needs of their communities and nation in time of crisis.
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The Emergency Preparedness BSA Award, first introduced in 2003 and updated in 2014, was designed with the aims mentioned above in mind. The award has been earned by tens of thousands of Scouts and [[Scouters]] individually, with their unit, or at a large event such as a jamboree. By developing these lifelong skills, Scouts have been instrumental in helping their communities recover from emergencies. New for 2014: Units, districts, and councils can earn bronze, silver, and gold level awards.
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When an emergency occurs, it affects every youth and adult member of BSA in the immediate area, creating the responsibility to respond first, as an individual; second, as a member of a family; and third, as a member of a Scouting unit serving the neighborhood and community. Because of these multiple levels of responsibility, the Emergency Preparedness BSA plan includes training for individual, family, and unit preparedness. Special training in all three areas is a prerequisite for BSA members conducting any type of emergency service in their communities.
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When an emergency does occur, it can affect every BSA youth and adult member in the immediate area. Earning the award teaches participants to respond first, as an individual; second, as a member of a family; and third, as a member of a Scouting unit serving their neighborhood and community. This award will allow all Scouts and Scouters to become informed, be prepared, and act promptly and appropriately in the event of emergencies, whether they are natural or man-made.
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Scouts and adult leaders can earn the individual Emergency Preparedness BSA Award. Meanwhile, [[units]], [[district]]s, and [[councils]] can work toward earning the bronze, silver, or gold achievement level. The awards are available at local Scout shops once specific requirements for each rank or achievement level have been met.
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:The primary emphasis of this initial step in the program is to train members to be mentally and emotionally prepared to act promptly and to develop in them the ability to take care of themselves. Teaching young people to know and be able to use practical survival skills when needed is an important part of individual preparedness.
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'''All emergency activities carried out by Scouting units must be appropriate for the ages and abilities of the young people involved. Units should participate only under the supervision of their own leaders, and plans for unit help must be coordinated with community agencies responsible for disaster preparedness.'''
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:Since family groups will be involved in most emergency situations, this part of the plan includes basic instructions to help every Scouting family prepare for emergencies. Families will work together to learn basic emergency skills and how to react when faced with fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, explosions, warning signals, fallout protection, terrorism attacks, and other emergency situations.
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:The program fosters the desire to help others and teaches members how to serve their communities in [[Age-Appropriate Guidelines|age-appropriate]] ways. By taking the [[Age-Appropriate Guidelines|age-appropriate]] First Aid for Children course (Tiger Cubs) and Basic Aid Training (Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts), these boys help ease the burden on the family and community resources. Through all Scouting ranks and for adult members, the responsibilities and skills for community service increase with the members' maturity.
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<font color="red">'''All emergency activities carried out by Scouting units must be [[Age-Appropriate Guidelines|appropriate for the ages]] and abilities of the young people involved. Units should participate only under the supervision of their own leaders, and plans for unit help must be coordinated with community agencies responsible for disaster preparedness.'''</font>
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==The Award==
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[[Image:Emergency-Prep-Wall-Certificate.jpg|thumb|right|link=http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/literature-media/certificates/wall/emergency-preparedness-certificate.html|[http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/literature-media/certificates/wall/emergency-preparedness-certificate.html Emergency Preparedness Certificate Certificate (SKU# 32186)]. This 8" x 10" vertical certificate is used to signify participation in emergency preparedness program.]]
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Individual or bronze, silver, or gold awards are available at Scout shops once requirements for the award have been met. The pin may be worn on civilian clothing or on the [[uniform]], centered on the left pocket flap.
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The [[Emergency Preparedness Award]] has different requirements for [[Tiger]], [[Wolf]], [[Bear]], [[Webelos]], [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scouts]], [[Venturing Portal|Venturers]], and [[adult leaders]].
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When a member has fulfilled the requirements, a completed [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pubs/pdf/680-602.pdf application] is submitted to the council. Upon approval, an Emergency Preparedness pin is awarded. The pin may be worn on civilian clothing or on the uniform, centered on the left pocket flap. The award may be earned more than once; for instance, as a young person advances through the ranks and is capable of more complex preparedness activities, but only one pin may be worn.
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[[Image:EmergencyPrepBSAAwardPins.jpg|center|Emergency Preparedness BSA Award Pins (bronze, silver, & gold)]]
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==Requirement resources==
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[[Image:Emergency Preparedness Pamphlet.jpg|thumb|right|link=http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/literature-media/other/emergency-preparedness-pamphlet.htm|Emergency Preparedness Pamphlet. This [http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/literature-media/other/emergency-preparedness-pamphlet.htm four-page pocket pamphlet (SKU# 32185)] is used to record emergency contact information and action plans. ]]
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*[http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/literature-media/other/emergency-preparedness-pamphlet.html Emergency Preparedness Pocket Pamphlet] - This four-page pocket pamphlet is used to record emergency contact information and action plans. (SKU# 32185) &mdash; Scoutstuff.org
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==Related awards==
==Related awards==
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'''Tiger Cub requirement 3. With your parent or guardian's help, complete one of these three activities. . . . Join a safe kids program such as McGruff Child Identification, ''Internet Safety'', or Safety at Home.'''
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*[[Cyber Chip]] is an Internet Safety award requiring Tiger Cubs to join NetSmartz.org (without revealing any PII) (NetSmartz is a BSA approved safety program hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
{{Emergency Preparedness Award Links}}
{{Emergency Preparedness Award Links}}
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==External Links==
==External Links==
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* [http://www.scouting.org/Media/Publications/EmergencyPreparedness.aspx Emergency Preparedness BSA]
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* [https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/emergency-preparedness/ Emergency Preparedness Award]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/pubs/emergency/award.html The Emergency Preparedness BSA Award]
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pubs/pdf/680-602.pdf Emergency Preparedness BSA Application]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/awards/youth/other.html Other Youth Awards for Cub Scouts]
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33066_Section3.pdf Insignia Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness Award Pin (pg. 66)]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/media/insigniaguide/10F.aspx Insignia Guide Recognitions]
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* [https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit Emergency Preparedness Kit]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/Media/Publications/EmergencyPreparedness/kit.aspx Emergency Preparedness Kit]
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* [https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan Make an Emergency Plan]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/Media/Publications/EmergencyPreparedness/plan.aspx Planning]
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* [https://www.ready.gov/ Emergency Preparedness Resources]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/Media/Publications/EmergencyPreparedness/resources.aspx Resources]
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The Emergency Preparedness BSA Award can be earned at all levels in Scouting.
Boy Scouts can also earn the Emergency Preparedness merit badge.
Webelos/Arrow of Light Scouts can earn the First Responder Adventure Pin.
An award application is available: Emergency Preparedness BSA Application


Emergency Preparedness BSA Award

Worn pinned to the uniform left pocket flap.
(Scout Shop SKU# 540)
Created:2003
Level:Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers,
Scouters,
Council and District Volunteers


The Emergency Preparedness BSA Award encourages youth to be prepared, productive, self-reliant adults active in their communities; involves earning emergency preparedness–related advancement, personal development, preparing an emergency kit, and presentations.

From its beginning, the Scouting movement has taught young people to do their best, to do their duty to God and country, to help others, and to prepare themselves physically, mentally, and morally to meet these goals. The basic aims of Scouting include teaching young people to take care of themselves, to be helpful to others, and to develop courage, self-reliance, and the ability to be ready to serve in an emergency.

The Emergency Preparedness BSA Award, first introduced in 2003 and updated in 2014, was designed with the aims mentioned above in mind. The award has been earned by tens of thousands of Scouts and Scouters individually, with their unit, or at a large event such as a jamboree. By developing these lifelong skills, Scouts have been instrumental in helping their communities recover from emergencies. New for 2014: Units, districts, and councils can earn bronze, silver, and gold level awards.

When an emergency does occur, it can affect every BSA youth and adult member in the immediate area. Earning the award teaches participants to respond first, as an individual; second, as a member of a family; and third, as a member of a Scouting unit serving their neighborhood and community. This award will allow all Scouts and Scouters to become informed, be prepared, and act promptly and appropriately in the event of emergencies, whether they are natural or man-made.

Scouts and adult leaders can earn the individual Emergency Preparedness BSA Award. Meanwhile, units, districts, and councils can work toward earning the bronze, silver, or gold achievement level. The awards are available at local Scout shops once specific requirements for each rank or achievement level have been met.

All emergency activities carried out by Scouting units must be appropriate for the ages and abilities of the young people involved. Units should participate only under the supervision of their own leaders, and plans for unit help must be coordinated with community agencies responsible for disaster preparedness.

Contents


The Award

Emergency Preparedness Certificate Certificate (SKU# 32186). This 8" x 10" vertical certificate is used to signify participation in emergency preparedness program.
Emergency Preparedness Certificate Certificate (SKU# 32186). This 8" x 10" vertical certificate is used to signify participation in emergency preparedness program.

Individual or bronze, silver, or gold awards are available at Scout shops once requirements for the award have been met. The pin may be worn on civilian clothing or on the uniform, centered on the left pocket flap.

When a member has fulfilled the requirements, a completed application is submitted to the council. Upon approval, an Emergency Preparedness pin is awarded. The pin may be worn on civilian clothing or on the uniform, centered on the left pocket flap. The award may be earned more than once; for instance, as a young person advances through the ranks and is capable of more complex preparedness activities, but only one pin may be worn.

Emergency Preparedness BSA Award Pins (bronze, silver, & gold)


Emergency Preparedness BSA Award requirements


Individual Emergency Preparedness Award Requirements

Tiger Cub Requirements

  1. Cover a family fire plan and drill, and what to do if separated from the family.
  2. Discuss a family emergency plan with the family.
  3. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  4. Take a nationally recognized first-aid course geared toward children such as American Red Cross First Aid for Children Today (FACT).
  5. Join a safe kids program such as McGruff Child Identification, Internet Safety, or Safety at Home.
  6. Show and tell your family household what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Wolf Cub Scout Requirements

  1. Create a checklist to keep your home safe.
  2. Discuss a family emergency plan with the family.
  3. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  4. Learn emergency skills and care for choking, wounds, nosebleeds, falls, and animal bites. The emergency skills should include responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse, and more.
  5. Join a safe kids program such as the McGruff Child Identification program. Put on a training program for your family or den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  6. Make a presentation to your family on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Bear Cub Scout Requirements

  1. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
  2. Learn how to shut off utilities to your home in an emergency.
  3. Learn simple rescue techniques.
  4. Learn emergency skills and care for choking, wounds, nosebleeds, falls, and animal bites. The emergency skills should include responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse, and more.
  5. Put together a family emergency kit for use in the home.
  6. Organize a safe kids program such as the McGruff Child Identification program. Put on a training program for your family or den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  7. Make a small display or give a presentation for your family or den on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Webelos Scout Requirements

  1. Learn rescue techniques.
  2. Build a family emergency kit, with an adult family member participating in the project.
  3. Take a first-aid course.
  4. Learn to survive extreme weather situations.
  5. Learn about stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
  6. Give a presentation to your den on preparing for emergencies.

Boy Scout and Varsity Scout Requirements

  1. Participate in creating an emergency plan for your home and for your troop or team's Scouting activities. Be sure you know the details of both emergency plans.
  2. Earn the First Aid or Emergency Preparedness merit badge.
  3. With your troop or team, including its adult leaders, participate in emergency preparedness training conducted by community emergency preparedness agencies.
  4. Complete IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b).

Venturer Requirements

  1. Complete a nationally recognized first-aid course or complete a nationally recognized Wilderness First Aid course.
  2. With your crew, including its adult leaders, participate in emergency preparedness training coordinated by community emergency preparedness agencies.
  3. Complete IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b.
  4. Plan and execute an emergency preparedness training event for a pack, troop or team.

Unit Volunteer Scouter Requirements

This award is available to all registered Scouters who serve a unit, including all leaders and committee members. Do any three of the following:

  • Provide input to develop or improve an emergency preparedness program plan and kit for your home and be sure all family members know the plan.
  • Participate actively in preparing an emergency action plan for your Scouting unit meeting place. (This includes all locations where you might have a meeting.)
  • Put together a unit emergency kit to be kept at your unit meeting location. (This includes all locations where you might have a meeting.)
  • Take a basic first-aid/CPR/AED course.
  • Participate as an active volunteer in a community agency responsible for disaster preparedness.
  • Complete IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b).

Council/District Volunteer Scouter Requirements

Do any three of the following:

  • Provide input to develop or improve an emergency preparedness program plan and kit for your council or district.
  • Take a basic first-aid/CPR/AED course.
  • Participate as an active volunteer in a community agency responsible for emergency disaster preparedness.
  • Participate actively in developing an emergency preparedness program for a council or district activity such as a camporee or Scouting show.
  • Complete IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b).

District-, Council-, and Unit-Level Achievement

District- and Council-Level Achievement

Bronze Level

If completed three of the above and if 30 percent of your traditional units have achieved the award.

Silver Level

If completed three of the above and if 40 percent of your traditional units have achieved the award.

Gold Level

If completed three of the above and if 50 percent of your traditional units have achieved the award.

Unit-Level Achievement

Achieve the mandatory requirements below, and do one of the following:

  • The unit conducts a safety promotion with the community about emergency preparedness and/or readiness.
  • Identify a unit’s risk management or health and safety officer. Attach a copy of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position to the application.
Bronze Level

If 30 percent of your youth and adult members have achieved the award.

Silver Level

If 40 percent of your youth and adult members have achieved the award.

Gold Level

If 50 percent of your youth and adult members have achieved the award.

Mandatory Unit Requirements

  • The unit members conduct a check or create a unit and personal first-aid kit.
  • The unit members conduct a safety check of their meeting place using the checklist in the Guide to Safe Scouting.
  • The Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Coach, or Advisor and the assistant Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Coaches, or Advisors, and the unit committee chair have in their possession and have read the most current Guide to Safe Scouting.
  • The unit members create an emergency action plan for unit use during regular meetings, tours, and activities. See http://www.scouting.org/filestore/doc/680-029.doc.
  • Greater than 40 percent of registered adults are trained in Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense.
  • Greater than 40 percent of registered members, including at least one adult, are trained in first aid and CPR/AED by a recognized agency such as the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association.
  • Greater than 40 percent of unit members completed the SCOUTStrong fitness program or earned the Quest Award.
  • Mandatory for troops and teams only: All youth members with a driving permit or driver’s license have earned the Traffic Safety merit badge.
  • Mandatory for troops and teams only: Greater than 40 percent of registered Scouts have earned the First Aid merit badge and are certified in CPR/Wilderness First Aid.
  • Mandatory for Venturing crews only: All youth with a driving permit or driver’s license have taken Venturing Out: Keys to Safe Driving online or attended a group presentation of the Risk Zone: Transporting Scouts Safely.
  • Mandatory for Venturing crews only: Greater than 40 percent of registered crew members are trained in CPR/AED by a nationally recognized agency such as the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association.
  • Mandatory for troops/teams/Venturing crews only: Greater than 40 percent of registered Scouts and adults have completed IS-100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b).

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Requirement resources

Emergency Preparedness Pamphlet.  This four-page pocket pamphlet (SKU# 32185) is used to record emergency contact information and action plans.
Emergency Preparedness Pamphlet. This four-page pocket pamphlet (SKU# 32185) is used to record emergency contact information and action plans.


Related awards

Tiger Cub requirement 3. With your parent or guardian's help, complete one of these three activities. . . . Join a safe kids program such as McGruff Child Identification, Internet Safety, or Safety at Home.

  • Cyber Chip is an Internet Safety award requiring Tiger Cubs to join NetSmartz.org (without revealing any PII) (NetSmartz is a BSA approved safety program hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
Emergency Preparedness-related awards


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