- How long can a human go without water? What if you needed to keep a supply of water on hand in case of an emergency? Research & determine how much water your family needs for 14 days if you have no access to water supply. Make a plan to build your supply, and how to store your supply safely.
- Following a disaster, clean drinking water may not be available. What if you used your water supply and need to treat suspicious water to make it drinkable? Research different ways to treat water to make it drinkable (boiling, coffee filters, cheese cloth, water purification tablets, water filters). Try one of the methods you researched. How did the water taste? Using the information you found in your research, put together a water treatment kit for your family. Check out https://www.ready.gov/water for some great information!
- Check how-to videos or websites that help you locate your water valve and how to shut it off in an emergency. Now, find the water main in your own home and learn how to turn it off.
- No water supply or back-up water? There are various ways to get water from home items if you need it in an emergency (water heater (once it’s cooled down), water in canned goods, ice cubes, etc.). Research various options as a back-up source!
Girl Scouts at the Ready
Girl Scouts are always prepared…right? So let’s make sure you are at the ready, prepared with what you need for immediate use! Once complete, you can purchase an exclusive custom patch to display on your uniform showing everyone that you are a “Girl Scout at the Ready”!
- Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will research and prepare for at-home emergency necessities
- Older girls will Identify a need and give back to the community
- Girls working on Silver or Gold Awards can apply service hours from steps three and nine towards their requirements.
The Girl Scouts At The Ready Patch is $5. Patches will be mailed when they arrive at council.
After council shops reopen and the patches are in stock, they will be available to purchase and pick up in the Farmingdale and Toms River council shops.
Step One - Water
Step Two - First Aid
Step Three - Pets
Step Four - Food
Setp Five - Light and Heat
Step Six - Communication
Step Seven - Cooking
Step Eight - Shelter
Step Nine - Mutual Aid