BAKER INVASION VISION FOR 2019
WILL EXPAND ON THE CORE SKILLS TAUGHT IN SCOUTING UNITS WITH TRAINING, RESOURCES AND HANDS ON PRACTICE GEARED TOWARD BOTH THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MERIT BADGE AND AWARD, IN ADDITION TO RECEIVING TRAINING THROUGH THE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (CERT) PROGRAM.
In order to reinforce the material being presented participants will work together during hands on activities and presentations to earn tokens to purchase items that they will need for use in the final scenario (i.e. stoves, food and much more).
At the end of the second weekend the participants will have to use the things they “bought” to aid others in a mass casualty scenario
What is “Being Prepared” ?
Within Scouts it is commonly known as being ready for any ol’ thing...
VOA definition: To make ready with purpose so that you are useful in the moment of the unexpected.
As Scouts, Emergency Preparation is a basic integral part of all we do with in our units even when it is not
explicitly stated, our core skills instruction is centered around a Scout learning to become self- reliant while
also looking out for their family and their community.
Baker Invasion Vision for 2019
Baker Invasion will expand on the core skills taught in Scouting Units with training, resources and hands on
practice geared toward both the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge and Award, in addition to receiving
training through the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program.
The Plan: The event will be available to Venturers and Scouts 14 years and older, and Scout Leaders (as space allows). Two weekends will be required in order to cover all of the material in CERT as well as key components of the E-Prep Badge for Scouts, Venturing Ranger requirements and the BSA Emergency Preparedness Award. We will be looking at not only the scout methods of being prepared but also challenging the scouts (and adults) to “look outside the box”. In the event of the unexpected you/they may find themselves in a less than ideal situation with less than ideal resources or perhaps none at all. In taking them through this course our overall focus will be that they realize that they can still be useful to their families and others even if they are in a support role or if they find themselves with less than adequate supplies for the situation at hand.
When is the event? Actually, there are 2 weekends.... March 15th -17th and April 12th-14th These weekends will be comprised of experts in each topic teaching through hands on training and discussion for the various areas within the CERT syllabus plus a few additional areas pertinent to Emergency Preparedness. The final day of the second weekend will be demonstrations or activities with a simulated mass casualty scenario that will allow the scouts to utilize all of the skills that they have been taught.
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