SCOUTStrong Be MedWise Award

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SCOUTStrong Be MedWise

The SCOUTStrong Be MedWise patch is a temporary patch.
Level:Boy Scout

The SCOUTStrong Be MedWise award encourages young people to learn about the responsible use of medicine. Scouts and Venturers who earn the award will learn about the danger of misusing medicines by not following the directions on the label.

Who is it for?

This activity and award is recommended for Boy Scouts and Venturers ages 11 to 17. This award is designed to complement existing Boy Scouting and Venturing programming.

How is it earned?

This award’s training curriculum consists of four lessons that could be reviewed at the start of a unit meeting, taking no more than 12 to 15 minutes each. The program is self-paced, which allows the unit leader to determine how quickly it is completed.

The SCOUTStrong Be MedWise award is earned through these steps:

  1. Review the Curriculum: Have your unit review each of the four lessons in this curriculum. Go to the resources section on this page and download the PDF files for the leader manual and lessons. This curriculum has been prepared specifically for ages 11-17, and each lesson must be followed specifically as written.
  2. Complete the Exercises: Where applicable, have all unit participants successfully complete the activity and/or supplemental exercises for the corresponding SCOUTStrong Be MedWise lesson.

What will Scouts and Venturers learn?

Upon completion of the SCOUTStrong Be MedWise curriculum, youth will be able to do the following:

  • Understand what prescription and OTC medicines are, and the ways they are the same and different.
  • Learn how to use medicines safely.
  • Know what’s on the Drug Facts label.

What about the patch and certificate?

  • To download a certificate you can print, click here.
  • To order your SCOUTStrong Be MedWise patch, click here.


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