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How Scouting Groups Can Participate

We all must get better prepared before the next big earthquake, and practice how to protect ourselves when it happens. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both.

Scroll down for basic instructions for how scouts can plan their drill, tips for getting prepared, and suggestions for sharing the ShakeOut with others. With your participation, this may be the largest earthquake drill in the Central U.S. ever!

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Patch Program Information Below


ShakeOut Scouting Patches:

We are glad to announce that “The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut 2015 Participant” patch will be available to scouts for this year’s Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill. Check this page again in the late Fall or in early 2015 for more details.

Thank you for participating in The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut!

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©2018 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!