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Local Boy Scouts now have the opportunity to learn how to be prepared during a storm.

Those Boy Scouts can earn a badge, and the Goodman Emergency Management team will guide them through the information needed.

Goodman Emergency Management director Denis Kolb said he and assistant Keith Kohley were recently approved by local Boy Scout officials to help prepare the Scouts for a badge.

The boys will learn more about HAM radio, read radar from storms and learn to respect the weather, Kolb said.

The Scouts will not be in the emergency management department during a storm and will not have access to reading the radar during that time because Kolb and Kohley will be tied up tracking the storm. However, the Scouts will be able to learn more about tracking storms, studying storms and their movement, as well as learning to understand weather conditions.

"Emergency management is like the Boy Scouts," Kolb said. "You have to be prepared before, during and after."

Though it's not certain if emergency management will encompass all the badge's requirements, or be an aspect of it, Kolb and Kohley are excited to lead the youngsters in safety measures.

"We are the first in the region to be approved for this," Kolb said. "They felt it necessary for the kids to understand more about the weather."

General News on 02/01/2018

Print Headline: Goodman Emergency Management Team To Teach Boy Scouts About Weather, Storms

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