Be Prepared: Legacy Teams with Boy Scouts to Help Hundreds Earn Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge

Utah-based Emergency Prep Company Provides Supplies for 72-hour Kits for Oregon Workshop Oct. 24-25; Takes Dedicated Scouts Closer to Reaching Eagle Scout Ranking

Oct 15, 2014, 09:10 ET from Legacy Food Storage

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Food Storage is teaming with the Boy Scouts of America's Cascade Pacific Council to help more than 500 Scouts – all dedicated to attaining the highest advancement rank of Eagle Scout – follow their long-standing motto: "be prepared."

The Utah-based emergency preparedness company will provide the supplies for 72-hour meal kits the young men will compile at the council's 'Meriting with the Experts: Emergency Preparedness' merit badge workshop on Oct. 24-25 in Clackamas, Ore.

"These scouts are at a perfect age to learn how to prepare or respond to any emergency situation – from an earthquake to an avalanche or fire to a potential drowning," said Phil Cox, CEO, Legacy Food Storage.  "Having these skills, coupled with at least at a few days worth of food, fuel and water, can save lives, or at least significantly reduce the stress associated with difficult situations. We're happy to team with the Cascade Pacific Council as it gets these kids prepared for whatever they encounter throughout their lives."

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The emergency preparedness merit badge is one of 21 merit badges required – along with an extensive service project - to become Eagle Scouts, a rank attained by 56,000 young men in 2013 alone.  In addition to prerequisites before the workshop, the Scouts will:

  • Build their 72-hour kits, which include freeze dried foods and other essential supplies from Legacy,
  • Learn from a representative of the Oregon State Defense Force
  • Gather hands-on experience through simulations (i.e. floods, fires, hurricanes, gas leaks, car accident) as they learn to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and even mitigate and prevent these situations.  

"Being prepared to help themselves and others in the event of an emergency situation is an essential skill, whether you're a Boy Scout or not," said Jennifer French, the Three Rivers District executive of the Boy Scout's Cascade Pacific Council.  "This workshop is a fun and exciting way to get the Scouts these skills while bringing them another step closer to what they've been working so hard for, the rank of Eagle Scout. We appreciate Legacy providing the supplies needed to help them reach these goals with a much needed start to their emergency food storage."

Workshop Details:

Camp Withycombe
15300 SE Minuteman Way
Clackamas, Ore.
Time: 6:30 p.m. October 24 to 4 p.m. October 25.
$20 per scout, $10 per adult, $5 per staff

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