Quivira Council to Host ReadyScout Event with Regional FEMA Office at Wichita State University

Kansas City, Mo. – On Saturday August 3rd, the Quivira Council of the Boy Scouts of America will partner with FEMA Region VII for a “Ready Scout” Event at Wichita State University from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The Quivira Council and FEMA Region VII will pilot the “Ready Scout” event aimed at creating a Culture of Preparedness with youth partnerships of all kinds, including the Boy Scouts of America.

Partnership participation will include the Wichita Fire Department, Wichita Police Department, Kansas Task Force 9, and the National Weather Service Forecast Office.

At this ReadyScout event, scouts will be completing requirements towards the Crime Prevention, Fire Safety, Weather, Emergency Preparedness, Safety, Search and Rescue, and Public Health Merit Badges. Instructors for each of the Merit Badges are commensurate professionals in their respective field, and represent local, state, and federal partners in public safety and emergency management.

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