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To be able to complete a merit badge during Pathways to Eagle the preparation work MUST be completed BEFORE and turned in at the START of the merit badge session.

 

Due to the shortness of the sessions, teaching is not possible. The Scout needs to have read the merit badge pamphlet BEFORE the session and be prepared for each of the requirements.

 

The availability of a Merit Badge session will be based on the actual availability of Merit Badge counselors on the day of the event.

Safety   Safety     Safety

This Merit Badge requires 1 session to complete.

The Pathways to Eagle preparation work items for the Safety merit badge are: 1,  2,  3b,  4,  5,  6,  8

  • Items in RED - MUST be completed before the session starts to make it possible to complete the merit badge at Pathways to Eagle. Bring proof of completion (item, written work, note, photo, etc.)
  • Items in GREEN - Can be completed before the session starts or done during merit badge session.
  • Items in BLACK - MUST be ready to demonstrate your knowledge of these requirements during the merit badge session.
Scouts are strongly encouraged to use a Merit Badge worksheet to show that they have done the preparation work for the merit badge. Download the workbook for the Safety Merit Badge in Adobe PDF format from the U.S. Scouting Service Project website.
Scouts MUST be able to discuss any items completed as preparation works or as written work. Note: Some requirements contain items that fall into more that one category and are listed as the higher category.
 
1. 
 
Explain what safety is and what it means to be safe. Then prepare a notebook to include:
a.  Newspaper, internet (with parent’s or guardian’s permission), or other articles, facts, and statistics showing common types and causes of injuries in the home and in the workplace, and how these injuries could be prevented
b.  Newspaper, internet (with parent’s or guardian’s permission), or other articles, facts, and statistics showing common types of crime and ways to avoid being a crime victim
c.  A paragraph or more, written by you, explaining how a serious fire, accident, or crime could change your family life
d.  A list of safe practices and safety devices currently used by your family, such as safety practices used at home, while working, and while driving
 
2. 
 
Do the following:
a.  Using a safety checklist approved by your counselor, make an inspection of your home. Identify any hazards found and explain how these can be corrected.
b.  Review and develop your family’s fire prevention plan. Review your family’s emergency action plan for fire in your home. As you develop these plans with family members, share with them facts about the common causes of fire in the home, such as smoking, cooking, electrical appliances, and candles.
 
3. 
 
Do the following:
a.  Discuss with your counselor how you contribute to the safety of yourself, your family, and your community.
b.  Show your family members how to protect themselves and your home from accidents, fire, burglary, robbery, and assault.
c.  Discuss with your counselor the tips for online safety. Explain the steps individuals can take to help prevent identity theft.
d.  Discuss with your counselor the three R's of Youth Protection and how to recognize child abuse.
 
4. 
 
Show your family the exits you would use from different public buildings (such as a theater, municipal building, library, supermarket, shopping center, or your place of worship) in the event of an emergency. Teach your family what do in the event that they need to take shelter in or evacuate a public place.
 
5. 
 
Make an emergency action plan for five family activities outside the home (at your place of worship, at a theater, on a picnic, at the beach, and while traveling, for example). Each plan should include an analysis of possible hazards, proposed action to correct hazards, and reasons for the correction you propose in each plan.
 
6. 
 
Plan and complete a safety project approved by your counselor for your home, school, place of worship, place of employment, or community.
 
7. 
 
Explain what the National Terrorism Advisory System is and how you would respond to each type of alert.
 
8. 
 
Learn about three career opportuities in the field of safety. Pick one career and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this choice with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
 
The requirements listed on this web site are believed to be correct.
The official requirements can be found in the current edition of
"Boy Scout Requirements Book 2024"

Download the workbook for the Safety Merit Badge
in Adobe PDF format from, The U.S. Scouting Service Project website.

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