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Boy Scout organizes preparedness fair

Fri., Oct. 17, 2008

Kevin Nygaard, 17, knows you need to be prepared at all times. After all, he’s been in the Boy Scouts – whose motto is “Be Prepared” – for years.

So for his Eagle Scout project, Nygaard has organized an Emergency Preparedness Fair for the Spokane community on Saturday.

It will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 732 W. Indiana Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Shadle Park High School junior began working on the event for his Eagle Scout project in January.

Members of Nygaard’s church will give the demonstrations and run the informational booths.

The daylong event will include information on how to put together 72-hour survival kits; demonstrations on how to use ham radios; how to purify water for emergencies; hygiene needs; and more. North Central COPS representatives will also be on hand to provide free kids’ fingerprinting.

The booths will provide fliers and pamphlets with information on where emergency supplies can be purchased. Food samples will also be available, along with the recipes for the emergency-ready food supplies.

When the fair is over, Nygaard’s Eagle Scout project will be complete and he will receive his merit badge.


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