The Real Thing was... Real
We recently had a great emergency preparedness simulation at our last troop meeting. The adult leaders created four different emergency preparedness scenarios and acted them out for the boys. Each patrol then moved through the scenarios, describing their actions and showing the propoer procedures of applying first aid and assessing a scene where human life is at risk.
The scouts did great, and had a lot of fun. The Falcons scored 21 1/2 points across all three scenarios, while the Frozen Matches scored 15 1/2 points. This meant that the Falcons did not have to clean up the room after the meeting that night!
Again, a lot of great learning and skill practicing was had by all. The adults even learned a few new things. We expect to repeat our "Real Thing" scenarios each year, with new scenarios and skills introduced every year!