To earn Boy Scout merit badges, scouts have specific activities they must perform. To achieve his goals, boy scout and merit badge contender Sean Touton joined Alpha Team Search and Rescue at a recent training day. Sean is working on his Emergency Preparedness merit badge. While with Alpha Team, Sean also experienced how orienteering (the use of maps, compass and terrain recognition – another possible Boy Scout merit badge) functions in a search & rescue environment.
Understanding how to read a topographic map is important on searches and while training to use equipment for emergencies.
We’re glad to work with the Boy Scouts and help young people know how to navigate and function in emergencies.