More Than 15,000 Participants Receive Emergency Preparedness Award

The 2010 National Scout Jamboree saw 15,469 participants earn the Jamboree Emergency Preparedness Award.

The award emphasized preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation and prevention. A unit had to complete eight of the award requirements to earn the patch. New to the award requirements in 2010 was the request that at least 50 percent of adults complete the ICS-100 course, which is an introduction to the incident command system. In addition, units were provided a template for developing their own jamboree emergency preparedness plan.

Shawn Chisholm, data systems program manager at North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, spoke about the Emergency Preparedness Award at the July 29 jamboree flag ceremony (below). During his presentation, Shawn recognized troops 538 and 539 from the Old Colony Council in Canton, Mass., as the first two out of 397 troops that earned the 2010 award.

Congratulations to all of the jamboree troops for putting forth the effort to earn the award, which will assist them in their efforts to take care of themselves as well as the well-being of their families and friends.

For the complete requirements of the Emergency Preparedness Award, click here.