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Scouts learn to be Prepared for Emergencies

22 March 2015

IMG_2631Would you or your Scouts know what to do if your world was suddenly torn apart by a major emergency? Over 100 Scouts many of which from Bath and the surrounding area spent a day at Cleeve Hill Campsite learning how to survive the aftermath of a major incident.

On arrival at the site, the Scouts were split into “families” then “evacuated” into a large army mess tent where newsreel footage explained what had happened – the region had been affected by a major earthquake, and during the day the Scouts had to complete a series of challenges in order to survive.

These challenges included; evacuating casualties on stretchers through an assault course, building catapults to put out a fire, constructing water pipelines, and learning valuable first aid skills.

At the end of the day prizes were awarded to the teams who had shown the best teamwork, leadership and strategic thinking skills, as well as to the overall winning team.

During the day Scouts also had to try to track down missing friends or family members, just as they would in a real emergency.

Event Organiser, Dan Spencer, said “This was our third Be Prepared Resilience Event for Scouts. This year we added in some new Activities and the Scouts certainly didn’t disappoint us, rising to the new challenges.”

George, one of the Scouts who took part on the day, said “It was really challenging learning how to deal with the scenario, but now I feel I could help my community if a disaster were to happen”

Groups from Bath and around the area are already signing up for next years event. To find out how you can get involved with this and some of the other activities we get up to, get in touch here.