Search and Rescue Badge - Online

While doing the requirements for the Search and Rescue badge, Scouts learn to safely participate in a SAR mission. They familiarize themselves with the terminology involved and the command structure. Scouts explore the differences between wilderness, urban, and water search and rescue missions. They investigate career opportunities related to SAR activities.


LIVE Online Badges are Open to all registered BSA Scouts in ANY Council.

Please read the description before registering.

The EPIC Badges Difference:

  • Classes taught by BSA registered Badge Counselors who are experts in their field
  • All Epic Badge Counselors have current YPT Certification
  • Registered with and operates under the supervision of Aloha Council in Hawaii
  • All classes practice 2-Deep Leadership (1 Male & 1 Female Counselor each class)
  • Dedicated support team to provide prompt answers before, during and after your class

Pre-Requisites - Be Prepared.

  1. Scouts are expected to satisfy all requirements to earn the badge.
  2. We will email you a digital blue card once you successfully complete all requirements. However, a Blue Card is not COMPLETE until your Unit Leader signs it. We recommend receiving approval to take the course and once you receive the Blue Card pass it to your Unit Leader for final signatures - digital or ink? That is up to your Unit Leader.
  3. You will need a laptop or desktop computer, high-speed internet access, a web camera, and a microphone to participate in the live online class.
  4. Classes are taught live online via If you are new to using ZOOM Video please CLICK HERE for instructions & tutorials.
  1. The Badge pamphlet is full of information and will help you successfully complete the requirements. It provides solutions and gives direction on where to find the answers to earn this Badge. If you are unable to get a pamphlet, you may also use online and other resources to complete the requirements where appropriate.
  2. It is unacceptable to come unprepared. You may use a Badge Workbook as a learning aid to help you prepare. Scouts are not required to use this learning aid in order to complete the badge.

Class Instructions

  1. A day prior to class, we will send a Zoom link to the email address you registered with. This email will come from
  2. Test ZOOM at least one day prior to class.
  3. Log-in at least 10 minutes before your scheduled class time.
  4. Class A Uniform is required to be worn during this Online Badge Class.
  5. Bring supporting documentation of project work pertinent to this badge which may also include a Badge Workbook for reference with notes.
  6. A Positive Scouting Focus and Attitude!

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