|Scouts checking their supplies|
|Touring the ERV|
Even though we all had to get up very, very early, the day was a huge success. The Red Cross team interacted with about 50 Scouts who were working towards their Emergency Preparedness badges and we were all very impressed with the kids. After a lunch of gumbo and spicy cornbread, we were all able to chill out and get to know other, which made me realize just how important this day was for all the organizations involved. Not only did we teach youth in our community about preparedness and disaster response, we created bonds between our own regional volunteers, the Boy Scouts and the Broomfield Civil Air Patrol. It’s these relationships with our community members that we ultimately rely upon when the Red Cross is called upon to help people affected by disaster and emergencies.
If your group or organization would like to get involved in preparedness, visit www.redcross.org/Colorado-prepare.