The BSA Ready & Prepared Award was developed to encourage and reward Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities. The award acknowledges the common sense and judgment, founded on knowledge and training, used to incorporate risk management into a unit's decision-making process. It recognizes that the more responsibility individual members take for their personal health and safety, the more everyone contributes to a successful activity. Earning the award helps units focus on areas in which emphasizing risk management can help reduce fatalities and serious injury, such as:
This award is considered temporary insignia and, if worn, should be worn singly, centered on the right pocket of the Boy Scout uniform shirt.
Where does it all go? See the BSA Insignia Guide for help in placing your Scout insignia and patches in the right place on your uniform.