WORLD SCOUT ENVIRONMENT BADGE
PROGRAMME ACTIVITY RESOURCE
A fun, drama based activity that explores
how to cope when faced with a natural
To gain an awareness of the importance of
preparation and decision making in a natural
Scenarios, paper and pens, WOSM movie
'Natural Disasters: Will You Be Prepared?'
Print off the disaster scenarios from the
resources section, or amend as appropriate
for your group
A Natural Disaster Story
Scouts are working towards a world where people are prepared to respond to environmental
hazards and natural disasters.
Be able to recognise different types of environmental hazards and natural disasters and
explain why they occur.
Demonstrate how to help other people to be prepared to respond to environmental hazards
and natural disasters in the local area.
Explain how changes to the environment can influence environmental hazards and natural
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Scout meeting place
Natural disasters occur all around the world
and can have a devastating effect on the
natural environment and on human beings.
There are lots of different types of natural
disaster, for example, hurricane, tropical
cyclone, typhoon, tornado, drought, flood,
volcano, landslide, tsunami, heat wave,
wildfire, insect plague, famine, health
epidemic, avalanche and earthquake.
It is very important that we have an
understanding of natural disasters. The
effect of a natural disaster can sometimes
be minimised with careful preparation,
awareness of warning signs (if appropriate)
and knowledge of what to do once the
disaster occurs. We need to be prepared to
respond to them when they happen to us
and to be able to provide support when they
happen to others.
Step by step guide to activity
1. Introduce the subject of natural
disasters. Ask the Scouts to name different
types of natural disaster and write their