Plans for June camp-out have changed. Due to circumstances beyond our control we will not have an overnight camp-out. Assistant Scoutmaster John Thomas has stepped up to fill the void with and AWESOME activity. We are going to offer Search and Rescue Merit Badge. Mr. Thomas is a member of Alpine Search and Rescue and an expert in the field. We are lucky to have his expertise.
Please read the following from Mr. Thomas carefully!
Scouts and Parents,
We will be offering the Search and Rescue Merit Badge in 2 sessions and a little bit of homework. Classroom work and activities will take place at the regular meeting on June 5th. A day long field session will take place on Saturday June 9 in the local area (details to follow). The homework needs to be done prior to the June 5th class. Here is a breakdown of the steps:
1. HOMEWORK (before June 5th)- One of the requirements is to complete the ICS (incident command system) 100 course.
“Complete the training for ICS-100, Introduction to Incident Command System. Print out the certificate of completion and show it to your counselor”
This is a free online classes given by FEMA. Follow the link below to take the course, print the certificate, and bring it to the classroom session. By doing this in advance it will help us be on the same page in advance, and expedite getting to activities! Use the links below
TAKE THIS COURSE
Interactive Web Based Course
2. CLASSROOM (June 5th)- Print and bring the attached worksheet this will be the boys record of completed activities. This night we will have some presentation time with activities.
3. FIELD SESSION (June 9th)- This will be an all day activity (approximately 9-5) and will include search scenarios, navigation practice, and rescue situations. In Order to run this as SAR operation under scout guidelines we will need lots of YPT trained parents and leaders involved. Depending on the number of scouts, we will break down into field teams to complete assignments. Each group will need to have at least 2 adults with them. Shortly a Sign-Up Genius invite will come out so that we can plan accordingly. Please sign up ASAP.
SCOUTS MUST ATTEND THE FIELD SESSION
If you have questions contact John Thomas- firstname.lastname@example.org