The AMS is offering Girl Scout Juniors and Boy Scouts an opportunity to earn the brand-new Weather Ready Nation patch at this year’s Annual Meeting. The program will teach Scouts more about meteorology, an understanding of the weather phenomena in the Seattle area, and weather-related emergency preparedness. All Scouts—both boys and girls—will be learning aspects of meteorology and emergency management in order to become better prepared for weather-related natural disasters. Scouts will engage in one-on-one activities with professional meteorologists from the National Weather Service, the local media, atmospheric science researchers, and local emergency managers. During this program, Scouts will learn how to interpret symbols on a weather map, discover the differences between various weather alerts and how the public receives them, discuss what items need to be in an emergency kit, determine ways families and communities can be prepared in the event of a weather emergency, and more.