Bloody Monday

Every other Spring, Troop 2 stages a mock disaster, known as Blood Monday, in concert with the Santa Monica Police Department, Fire & Rescue Crews, and local hospitals. This gives our Scouts the opportunity to practice the First Aid and Emergency Prepardness skills they have been learning since joining Troop 2.

Just like any disaster, the date is not announced in advance. Scouts are called and expected to respond within a moment's notice. They arrive with their "always prepared" First Aid Kits and go to work saving lives wherever they are directed.

Troop 2 is lucky to have many doctors, nurses, and health personnel among its parent population, and they critique the boys' responses and abilities in the face of "mock" disaster.

Field Operations Guide (PDF)

Read a Short Story by Keith Monroe, Scoutmaster Emeritus about Bloody Monday
This Troop Invents Trouble
Photos of 2003 Bloody Monday
Photos of 2005 Bloody Monday
Photos of 2007 Bloody Monday
More Photos of 2007 Bloody Monday
Photos of 2009 Bloody Monday

Santa Monica Daily Press - May 13, 2003
Read about Bloody Monday
Reprinted with permission of the Santa Monica Daily Press