Emergency Service Explorer Award Requirements

1952 requirements, taken from 1952-53 Explorer Leader's Program Notebook

1. Do one of the following:
    a) Hold the Life Scout Rank or
    b) Hold the Explorer Emergency Skill Rating or
    c) Qualify for Merit Badges in First Aid, Personal Fitness, Citizenship in the Community, and any three of the following: Camping, Cooking, Firemanship, Hiking, Life Saving, Pioneering, Public Health, Radio, Rowing, Safety, Signaling.

2. Be familiar with mobilization plans of his Unit, District, and Local Council

3. Participate in a mobilization of his own Unit

4. Discuss with his Advisor potential causes of emergencies and disasters in his community such as fire, flood, earthquake, storms, power failure and other causes.

Emergency Service Application #4425

1953 Emergency Service Explorer Award Requirements

reprinted in Scout Memorabilia, Sept 1997

1. Be registered Explorer or Boy Scout 14 years of age and in the ninth grade or higher, or fifteen years of age regardless of grade.

2. Personal Fitness- qualifiy for the Personal Fitness Merit Badge or
    a) Submit on a standard BSA medical record form, evidence of a thorough health examination by your doctor.
    b) Demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the reasons for being fit; the importance of sanitation, immunization, cleanliness, proper diet, personal health habits, and prevention of accidents.
    c) Swim 100 yards
    d) Demonstrate that you can meet the following physical fitness tests after you have trained for them regularly on at least four days a week for four weeks: push-ups--18; pull-ups--6; sit-ups--45; vertical wall jump--16 inches; running--1 mile in 7.5 minutes.

3. First Aid- qualify for one of the following:
    a) Red Cross standard first aid course
    b) Bureau of Mines standard first aid course
    e) First Aid merit badge

4. Special Skills- to show that you are trained or proficient in one of the following emergency service fields, submit evidence that you have completed the necessary merit badge or course (indicated below):
    a) Lifesaving-- Red Cross junior or senior course; or YMCA junior or senior course; or Lifesaving merit badge
    b) Radio-- FCC amateur or novice license; or Radio merit badge
    c) Light-duty rescue-- Standard Civil Defense course
    d) Firesafety-- Fire department course; or Firemanship merit badge
    e) Public safety--  Police or safety council course; or Safety merit badge
    f) Boat handling-- Red Cross course; U.S. Power Squadron course; Coast Guard Auxiliary course; or Rowing merit badge

5. Be familiar with mobilization plans of his Unit, District, and Local Council

6. Participate in a mobilization of his own Unit

7. Discuss with his Advisor potential causes of emergencies and disasters in his community such as fire, flood, earthquake, storms, power failure and other causes. Tell how you might serve in such situations.

Updated: 10/25/99mrb