Holt Boy Scouts earning emergency preparedness badges

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 11:42 AM.

Bryce Taylor, 10, summed it up.

"Let’s just say, a tornado happens out in Holt, you have got to know what to do then," he said. "That is kind of what the badge is all about." 

Scouts browsed Holt fire engines and asked questions; later, they will tour the fire station to learn how they can assist the community during disasters.

The skills they’re developing have long-term implications, Brown said.

"This badge will develop a lifelong learning process that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives," he said. "What they learn now at this early age will teach them skills that they will continue to build on."

Crestview CERT, which trains residents in emergency preparedness, provides a similar service to support Hub City emergency responders.

The group regularly assists members to become CPR-certified and trains amateur radio enthusiasts for licensed communication.

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