Boy Scouts to Learn About Emergency Preparedness this Weekend

April 25, 2014

On Saturday, April 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Fort Carson, will participate in the 2014 Spring Boy Scout Camporee.

This is an event, held on Fort Carson, in which Scouts will attend different stations to learn about various apsects of preparing for emergencies in order for them to earn their "Emergency Preparedness" badges.  Some of the skills taught to the Scouts will be:

  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Basic and Advanced First Aid
  • "Hug a Tree" Overnight Survival
  • Small Animal Emergency Care

In addition, there will be a static display of Sheriff's Office vehicles to include MOCOM and Wildland Fire Equipment with crews on hand to answer any questions.

Following the day of learning, the Scouts will be able to apply what they have learned by participating in a full scale exercise of a simulated incident.  Possibilities for the exercise include automobile accidents, weather events or other emergencies.

Due to the event being held on Fort Carson, media must be escorted to the event.  As such, they are requested to RSVP to Fort Carson Media Relations Chief, Daneta Johnson at [email protected].

MR 14-025