Do you know what to do in an emergency situation? The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, in partnership with FEMA's Citizen Corps, presented the brand-new Emergency Preparedness Patch Program, designed to equip Girl Scouts with skills to protect their families, friends and communities when disaster strikes. The Emergency Preparedness Patch program prepares Girl Scouts to:
- Identify local risks and potential emergencies
- Connect with local community service agencies
- Learn local alerts and warning systems
- Prepare themselves and their family
Alabama Emergency Management Agency invites southern Alabama Girl Scout Troops to visit a local or state emergency operating center. Please contact the undersigned or your county emergency manager to schedule a visit. Local director listings can be found on the Alabama EMA site; http://ema.alabama.gov/CountyEMA/Index.cfm
The History of Girls Scouts and Preparedness
Encouraging girls to take preventive steps and actions toward being safe has always been a priority for the Girl Scout movement. "Be Prepared" is our organization's motto, and as far back as the 1917 edition of the Handbook for Girl Scouts, girls were asked to write articles to share information about the spread of insect-borne diseases, learn how to use a fire alarm and be knowledgeable on other topics of public health and safety.