I have the Emergency Kit that the boys will make. Several people will be bringing band-aids and other supplies that can be used in there. This is for Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos I & II. The latter two Dens are pretty experinced. The Bears are very good. Tigers and Wolves are still very jumpy. With all of this in mind, I know that if they can get a band-aid on and know about what an Emergency Kit is and have it with them, that’s all good for me.
I had to go out to my garage and find that Spice bottles that I had for my BBQ Spice business awhile ago. Yah for leftovers! The great thing about these bottles is that they are sealable. So, no water or other stuff can get in them once sealed.
While I put in basic band-aids, tape and pads, I also put in a Zbar for food and a drink mix. The drink mix is good just in case you need a drink. The bottle can be used for holding water. While it’s not ideal for cooking or hot food, it’s food safe to drink out of.
I will be handing out the drink mix, which is child safe and does not contain nuts, gluten or anything strange. It healthy. Which is good since if you are lost and need food, this drink mix will help give you want you need. (FYI: I am not endorsing this, just giving ideas).
Overall, the boys will learn what it takes to build an emergency kit and get them thinking about it. It will also allow them to walk away with something tangible and satisfy several points for their Rank and Arrowpoints and other awards that they can get.
- Preparing for Power Blackouts: Plan Ahead and You Can Weather Any Storm (frugaldad.com)
- Supplies for an Emergency Earthquake Kit (gomestic.com)
- My Path To Preparedness, by C.R.H. (survivalblog.com)