Rotary Scout Reservation

community safety

  1. HOME         STAFF        PROGRAM        LEADERS        PARENTS        SHORT TERM CAMPING        REGISTRATION        RESOURCES

 
 

No program area in camp better reflects the Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared” than the Community Safety program.  The Community Safety area began in 2002 as a way to promote first aid and emergency response skills.  Scouts can earn merit badges that will make them better prepared for Scouting activities and life in their communities.  These badges also provide Scouts with an outstanding opportunity to explore careers in public safety, medicine, and emergency response.


The merit badges offered at Community Safety are Emergency Preparedness, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, First Aid, Safety and Traffic Safety.  Emergency Preparedness and First Aid are Eagle Required Merit Badges, while Fingerprinting is a great merit badge for first year campers.  Fingerprinting is offered twice a week as an evening program and introduces Scouts to the study of fingerprinting and basic forensics.  For those Scouts taking Fire Safety merit badge, a weekly visit by the Poestenkill Fire Department is a great opportunity to see a fire truck up close and talk with a volunteer in the field.


Community Safety also offers the BSA programs Totin’ Chip and Firem’n Chit.  Designed especially for new Scouts (and anybody that might need a refresher), Totin’ Chip trains participants in the safe handling of knives, saws, and axes, while Firem’n Chit teaches fire safety.  Patches are available for purchase at the Trading Post to support positive reinforcement of these essential camping skills.

 

Be Prepared

Area Merit Badges

(links to requirements)

Emergency Preparedness*

Fingerprinting

Fire Safety

First Aid*

Safety

Search and Rescue

Traffic Safety


*Eagle Required


Other Area Programs

Totin’ Chip

Firem’n Chit

Hands to Heart CPR

Rotary Scout Reservation strives to ensure that a Scout has ample opportunity to complete all requirements for his chosen merit badges while at camp.  Some merit badges, however, have requirements which are best completed before coming to camp.  Links to the complete requirements are on the right.  The following merit badges have prerequisites which we recommend completing prior to camp. 


Emergency Preparedness

  1. Complete requirements 1 and 8a-c

  2. Bring completed Emergency Kit for review by your counselor


Fire Safety

  1. Complete requirements 6a, 6b, and 11


First Aid

  1. Complete requirements 1 and 2d

  2. Bring completed First Aid kit for review by your counselor


Safety

  1. Complete requirements 1 a-c, 2a-b, 3b, 4, and 6


Search and Rescue

  1. Complete requirement 5

  2. Highly recommended for ages 13 and above

Merit Badge Prerequisites

Twin Rivers Council, BSA

Search and Rescue - New for 2013!

The 2013 RSR Summer Camp program schedule is here, featuring over 40 merit badges - including Search and Rescue Merit Badge!


Search and Rescue is one of BSA’s newest merit badges, introduced in June 2012.  This is a unique, older boy experience that will fit right at home as part of RSR’s Community Safety program alongside longtime favorites such as First Aid, Fire Safety, and Emergency Preparedness.  Search and Rescue Merit Badge is highly recommended for Scouts age 13 and above. 


To see everything RSR will be offering this summer, please download the 2013 Daily Program Schedule.