Helping Boy Scouts Earn Badges…Again!

We were so excited to once again help Boy Scouts earn their Emergency Preparedness merit badge!

On November 29, 2022, we hosted JJ and Max (as well as their parents/guardians, Scoutmaster Joseph LaPlant, and Assistant Scoutmaster Jack Stockwell) from Troop 238 at the Camden County EMA’s office, which serves as the primary Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for large-scale emergencies in our county!

The scouts learned how the National Incident Management System (NIMS) is used in the EOC, received a full tour of the facility, and were quizzed on their knowledge! They were inquisitive and eager to understand how EMAs support other first responder agencies and the residents and visitors of Camden County!

They have been given an open invitation to fulfill community service hours with our office and we look forward to working with them on future projects!

If your troop would like to partner with our office for help on obtaining the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge, please feel free to reach out to us at (573) 346-7108 to schedule a meeting!

Published by camdensam

I became the Director of Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in August 2021 after previously serving as the agency's Deputy Director for a year. As the Director, I manage the day-to-day operations of the EMA, work on the Local Emergency Operations Plan, manage the Facebook, Twitter, and website for the EMA, oversee the webpages for the Camden County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), provide oversight and run exercises for the Camden County, MO Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and work with the Camden County, MO Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). I hold a general class amateur radio license, call sign KE0LMY. I am also the official "Bee Keeper" of our mascot, Buzzer the Bee, who wants you to BEE Prepared!!! I'm a certified CERT trainer and WebEOC trainer for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. I maintain an EXTENSIVE and ever-growing list of credentials and train vigorously with first responder agencies, other EMAs, and with anyone I believe will help me become a better, more well-rounded emergency management director.

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