Re: Need Ideas/help with a Troop mobilization
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 16:33:13 -0500
At 09:19 AM 8/11/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Our Troop has several Scouts that are working on Emergency Preparedness and
>the final piece is to "Take part in a Troop Mobilization". We've kicked
>around a few ideas, the one that we are serious considering is a simulated
>Search and Rescue.
We did this last fall & it worked well. The boys were called out on a
Sunday afternoon & we gave them a story about a lost child & went out to one
of the parks & did a search. One of the parents had gone out there earlier
and hidden a body (clothes stuffed with newspaper).
A couple of suggestions:
1-- tell the parents in advance so they don't get over excited/worried (but
it should be a surprise to the kids).
2-- have your story worked out ahead of time but don't go overboard or the
kids will catch on.
3-- if you can get someone official to help out it lends credibility.
4--I'd go with search & rescue because it's pretty easy to simulate (how do
you fake a tornado or flood?). And it doesn't have to be a kid. A few days
ago an old man wandered away from State Fair & was missing for a day or two.
Mark W. Arend
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