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Boy Scouts learn emergency preparedness, earn badges

The Scouts participated in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. During the boot camp the group learned first aid, fire safety, emergency preparedness, search and rescue and fire safety. The Scouts participated in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. During the boot camp the group learned first aid, fire safety, emergency preparedness, search and rescue and fire safety.
BENTON, MO (KFVS) -

Be Prepared. It's the Scout motto and it's just as relevant today as its beginnings in 1907.

Approximately 50 Boy Scouts from southeast Missouri and as far away as Kansas City put up camp at the Charleston Baptist Association Campground east of Benton this week for a unique experience.

The Scouts participated in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. During the boot camp the group learned first aid, fire safety, emergency preparedness, search and rescue and fire safety.

The 30 hour course will earn the Scouts five merit badges and the CERT certification. The event kicked off Thursday, July 30 and will conclude Sunday, Aug. 2.

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