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SAFETY MERIT BADGE

 

 

The Safety Merit Badge is a fairly easy merit badge to complete.  Best if done BEFORE, AFTER, or ALONG WITH the Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, and / or the Traffic Safety Merit Badges as all of these share some of the same requirements.

If you like the Safety Merit Badge, consider also doing Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Family Life, Fire Safety, First Aid, Lifesaving, and Traffic Safety.

 

Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Saturday February 14, 2015

Bloomington, MN

 

9 Scouts

Saturday December 20, 2014

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

9 Scouts

Thursday October 23, 2014

online

 

10 Scouts

Thursday April 17, 2014

online

 

10 Scouts

Saturday July 20, 2013

online

 

1 Scout

Saturday January 19, 2013

Richfield, MN

 

11 Scouts

Sunday October 9, 2011

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

1 Scout

Saturday October 8, 2011

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

12 Scouts

Friday October 7, 2011

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

4 Scouts

Saturday March 12, 2011

Richfield, MN

 

7 Scouts

 

 

 

Created:

1927

 

 

Scoutmaster Bucky Class Prep Page:

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Scoutmaster Bucky Workbook:

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Safety Merit Badge History Page:

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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS

source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition

 

1. Explain what safety is and what it means to be safe. Then prepare a notebook to include:

a. Newspaper and other stories, facts, and statistics showing common types and causes of injuries in the home and in the workplace, and how these injuries could be prevented

b. Newspaper and other stories, facts, and statistics showing common types of crimes and ways to avoid being a crime victim

c. Facts you have obtained concerning the frequency of accidents and of crimes in your local area

d. A paragraph or more, written by you, explaining how a serious fire, accident, or crime could change your family life

e. A list of safe practices and safety devices currently used by your family, such as safety practices used while driving or working and safety devices that prevent injuries or help in an emergency

 

2. Do the following:

a. Using a safety checklist approved by your counselor, make an inspection of your home. Explain the hazards found and how they can be corrected

b. Review or develop your family's plan of escape in case of fire in your home. As you develop the escape plan with family members, share with them facts about the common causes of fire in the home, such as smoking, cooking, electrical appliances, and candle

 

3. Do the following:

a. Discuss with your counselor how you contribute to the safety of yourself, your family, and your community

b. Show your family members how to protect themselves and your home from accidents, fire, burglary, robbery, and assault

c. Discuss with your counselor the tips for online safety. Explain the steps individuals can take to help prevent identity theft

d. Discuss with your counselor the three R's of Youth Protection and how to recognize child abuse

 

4. Show your family the exits you would use from different public buildings (such as a theater, municipal building, library, supermarket, shopping center, or your place of worship) in the event of an emergency. Teach your family what to do in the event that they need to take shelter in or evacuate a public place

 

5. Make an accident prevention plan for five family activities outside the home (at your place of worship, at a theater, on a picnic, at the beach, and while traveling, for example). Each plan should include an analysis of possible hazards, proposed action to correct hazards, and reasons for the correction you propose in each plan

 

6. Plan and complete a safety project approved by your counselor for your home, school, place of worship, place of employment, or community

 

7. Explain what the National Terrorism Advisory System is and how you would respond to each type of alert.

 

8. Learn about three career opportunities in the field of safety. Pick one career and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this choice with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you

 

this page last reviewed and updated - December 2015