College of Health Professions

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 09:16:50


Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Honors Course

2235 490-001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


My goal is to support the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based, plan to connect four counties in eastern Massachusetts with local Scouting resources to enhance preparedness efforts. The counties of Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk comprise the geographic footprint of the Sprit of Adventure Scout Council (SoA). SoA’s newly established partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs recommendations on where to stage preparedness and response efforts. My role will be to build a repository of evidence of current and anticipated hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks for the region and specific communities. This part of the project will consist of a literature review, review of the grey literature, review of local/ county Emergency Management plans, and potential survey of families. The repository will be a critical portion of the formal short and long-term planning process to involve Scouting in family and community level emergency & disaster preparedness.

This project will allow me to personally grow through the integration of my Emergency Management curriculum experience, my FEMA training, and disaster work with the Red Cross.

Research Sponsor

Jeffrey Pellegrino

First Reader

Stacy Willett

Second Reader

George O'Loughlin

Honors Faculty Advisor

Jeffrey Pellegrino



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