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Emergency Preparedness MB question... what is Troop Mobilization and Emergency Service Project ??

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http://www.kltv.com/story/29682905/boy-scouts-learn-emergency-preparedness

Approximately 50 Boy Scouts from southeast Missouri and as far away as Kansas City put up camp at the Charleston Baptist Association Campground east of Benton this week for a unique experience.

The Scouts participated in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. During the boot camp the group learned first aid, fire safety, emergency preparedness, search and rescue and fire safety.

The 30 hour course will earn the Scouts five merit badges and the CERT certification. The event kicked off Thursday, July 30 and will conclude Sunday, Aug. 2.

That seems a greater merit badge haul and in less time than your average summer camp or merit badge university. Hope they had some serious prerequisites to do before this boot camp. :huh:

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It's better if the scout can explain how to mobilize the troop and then do it as a practice drill also. Thought that might help explain some of the ways to sign  off on merit badge. :D 

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Michigan: Scouts help with K-9 team missing person training.

There are several regions across Michigan that train weekly, meeting the third Sunday of each month for training, said Dave Holcomb of Michigan Search and Rescue.

Wednesday’s outside training involved air scent wilderness, cadaver and trailing K-9 teams.

Air scent wilderness teams are required to be able to detect live, recent dead (six months or less) and hot articles, Holcomb said. A hot article is an article that a person has touched and remains “hot” for about 72 hours.

Wednesday’s training involved a hot article — a “washcloth” — that was to be detected by an air scent wilderness team and, when discovered, a trailing K-9 team that uses the article to find where the person is located.

Trailing must be able to follow a scent of a specific person and a bloodhound is used for this, Holcomb said.

K-9 teams worked different sectors in the woods southeast of Water Street in Muir — looking to locate the Boy Scouts.

Before teams took off, Holcomb instructed them one of the boys is a loner, the other is known to have a fascination with trees, one is known to always carry a washcloth and one may possibly be dead.

More and photos at source:

https://www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20200710/ionia-county-boy-scouts-assist-in-michigan-search-rescue-training

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