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Calling Scouts from all around Maryland, DC, Virginia, and the surrounding areas! Come learn some ways to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergency situations!

Come earn your Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge/Award!

On August 28th, The National Cancer Institute's Emergency Management and Physical Security Branch, along with Johns Hopkins University- Montgomery County Campus will be hosting their annual preparedness fair to kick-off National Preparedness Month.

This year, scouts of all ages are invited to come and work on their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge, Belt Loop, or Patch.

Scouts will explore the fair to seek the information they need to prepare themselves and their family. They will be able to walk around the fair and talk with representatives from agencies such as the Federal Protective Service, Stop the Bleed, American Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, The Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Safety Truck, and many more to hear about different elements of emergency preparedness. By using the self-guided merit badge/patch passport, scouts will have the opportunity to complete one or more of the requirements for Emergency Preparedness merit badge or patch.

THINGS TO BRING

  • Blue Card or award application
  • A copy of your EventBrite ticket
  • Class B Uniform
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Merit badge book (optional)

*Lunch will be available for purchase at the on-site farmers' market.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Will my scout earn the entire merit badge?

A: No, your scout will only get a partial as some requirements can only be completed in the home or troop settings. A reasonably focused Scout (BSA) will be able to complete requirements 2a-b; 3a-c; 4; 6a-c; 7a; 8a; and 9c. He/she will get a partial on 1 and 8b.

A reasonably focused Girl Scout will be able to complete requirements for Section 2 Activities 2-4; Section 4 Activity 2; and Section 5 Activity 4. She will get a partial on Section 5 Activities 1,3. Whether a girl needs to complete any, or all, of these activities is dependent upon the girl’s rank.

A reasonably focused Webelo Scout will be able to complete requirement 8 of his/her “First Responder” core adventure.

A reasonably focused Tiger Scout will be able to complete requirements 4 & 9 of their “Safe & Smart” elective adventure.

Adult scouters should also be on the lookout for information about earning the BSA’s Emergency Preparedness award for themselves or their troop.

Q: Will you be able to sign blue cards on-site?

A: Scouts will be issued a merit badge/patch “passport.” This “passport” will serve as a guide for the event, as well as a requirement completion tracker for our specific event. At the end of the event, we will verify completion requirements by signing the “passport.” The “passport” can then be reviewed with your troop’s merit badge counselor and a blue card can then be substituted for the “passport.”

Q: Will food be provided free of charge?

A: No, but there will be a farmer’s market on-site.

Q: Will there be bathrooms?

A: There will be limited bathroom access in Building 9605.

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