Requirements at Boxwell Summer Camp
Most of the requirements were completed at the Boxwell Summer Camp between 06/20 and 06/26/2021. Items that were signed off in my Boy Scout Handbook are not documented here. The items below are the additional requirements that I needed to complete outside of the camp.
Requirements at Chickasaw State Park Outing
A few requirements were completed during the Oct 21-23, 2022, outing to Chickasaw State Park. In this outing, our group focused on Wilderness Survival and Horseback riding. For the Emergency Service project, our troop did a simulation of a missing hiker, where we created a search line to look for the target. I also work with Mr. Quirk on a few outstanding requirements.
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.
For our emergency kit, I worked with my dad to build the kit. We bought a toolbox to store the first aid items. We then went through our existing first aid items and added them to the kit. We made a list of missing items we wanted to include and bought those items. Now we have a convenient kit that we keep downstairs that can be used in the event of an emergency.
Find out who is your community's emergency management director and learn what this person does to prepare, respond to, recover from, prevent, and mitigate emergency situations in your community. Discuss this information with your counselor, and apply what you discover to the chart you created for requirement 2b.
"My community's emergency agency is the Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security office. The director of this emergency agency is Director Brenda Jones. This organization "strengthens the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from all hazards." The mission of the organization is "to provide administrative assistance to address the unique planning, equipment, training, and exercise needs of Shelby County and the UASI region."
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.
Our family has an emergency first aid kit (see image above) which was created for the First Aid merit badge earlier this year. We keep the medical supplies in a waterproof toolbox to protect the contents. We keep the toolbox in my parent's bedroom so we can access it when needed. In the case of mobilizing for an emergency, we would grab the toolbox to take with us to the emergency.
Review or develop a plan of escape for your family in case of fire in your home.
I live in a two-story house with my bedroom on the top floor. Our plans for escape during a fire depend on where the fire is and where we are.