Click here to sign up as a volunteer at the Weather-Ready Nation Scout Event scheduled for January 9, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time. This year, similar to last January, the event will be held virtually via Google Meets. Volunteers representing different sectors of the weather community are needed, from forecasters to emergency managers to communication/outreach members. Your valuable time will make a difference to the Greater Houston community.
AMS is offering Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts ages 10 and up an opportunity to earn the Weather-Ready Nation patch (and for those in Boy Scouts of America, this is an opportunity to earn their Weather Merit Badge). The program will teach Scouts about meteorology and give them an understanding of weather phenomena in their area. The program will also introduce Scouts to weather-related emergency preparedness.
All Scouts will learn aspects of meteorology and emergency management to become better prepared for weather-related natural disasters. Scouts will engage in activities with professional meteorologists from across the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, including the National Weather Service, America’s Weather Industry, local media, 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.