Public Health Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements

Public Health
Public Health
  1. Complete one of the following:
    1. Discuss the principles of sewage purification and disposal. Obtain practical information from an official of your local authority.
    2. Explain how a community can dispose of sewage safely if there is no sewage treatment plant.
    3. Take part in installing a hygienic lavatory in an Area that does not have waterborne sewerage.
  2. Complete one of the following:
    1. Discuss the principles of refuse disposal as it is applied in your local authority. Visit your local refuse disposal site in the company of an official of your local authority.
    2. If there is no municipal or other refuse disposal unit where you live, discuss the dangers which can be created if household refuse is not disposed of efficiently. Show that you practise hygienic refuse disposal at your home.
  3. Name six diseases which can be prevented by immunisation in childhood. Know where and when these immunisations can be obtained.
  4. Learn something about the two most important infectious diseases occurring in your community. Discuss the cause, mode of spread, treatment, and prevention of these two diseases with the examiner.
  5. Describe two simple methods if making water fit to drink. Show that you practise three basic methods of promoting good food hygiene in your home.
  6. Complete one of the following:
    1. Take part in a health education project in a local community.
    2. Take part in a project to ensure a clean water supply in a place that does not have piped water.
  7. Discuss some of the problems caused by human over-population.
  8. Lead a patrol discussion around the risks of diseases passed on by human contact, and how to avoid these diseases. At a minimum discuss sexually transmitted diseases, viruses such as COVID-19, and the risk of unwashed hands.

Requirements in PDF

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