Thursday, 11 June 2009

NSJ 2010 E-Prep Award

The details for the the 2010 National Scout Jamboree Emergency Preparedness award has be published on the website. The full information packet can be found the bsa jamboree website and then under the publications tab. This award was particularly designed for use by Jamboree Units Only.

Here the the introduction to the purpose of the award:

From its beginning, the Scouting movement has taught young people to do their best, to do their duty to God and country, to help others, and to prepare themselves physically, mentally, and morally to meet these goals. The basic aims of Scouting include teaching young people to take care of themselves, to be helpful to others, and to develop courage, self-reliance, and the will to be ready to serve in an emergency. The National Scout Jamboree Emergency Preparedness Award was designed with the above aims in mind and was first introduced at the 2005 Jamboree. The award, conceived by Jack Coughlin (a member of the BSA’s National Insurance Team), has been earned by more than 18,000 participants. The 2010 Jamboree promises to be bigger and better than ever as Scouting celebrates its 100th Anniversary. All the more reason to “Be Prepared.” The primary reason for this award is to encourage jamboree participants to be prepared to act promptly and to be able to take care of themselves in an emergency. Teaching young people to know and be able to use practical skills when needed is an important part of individual preparedness.

So that is all that I am going to give you. So if you want to find out more information about this exciting opportunity contact your Jamboree unit leader to make sure your unit has the opportunity to earn this award.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

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