Boy & Girl Scout Resources


Signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease – handout

How to properly remove a tick and what to do if bitten – valuable information/link

Lyme Disease Quick Facts Infographic – link


Prevention flyer for scouts – flyer

How to apply Permethrin to your clothes – video on youtube

Permethrin: Safe for humans and has been used by the US Military for years in treating soldier’s uniforms. Encouraged to treat all clothing but especially boots, sneakers, socks, backpacks, bags, and even tents (will not compromise rain permeability). A spray treatment lasts through six washings or six weeks! Can purchase at REI, Walmart, and on .

Another option: send your clothes away to be treated by InsectShield – EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings—the expected lifetime of a garment.

Protect your yard – we are finding ticks everywhere, but you can do something about it- visit TickEncounter Resource Center


Repellents vs. Insecticides: What to Use

Be Tick Smart booklet


Permethrin General Fact Sheet

Lyme Disease Myths and Facts

Tick Bite Comic Strip

Tick Bustr Patch Program GSCBergen County NJ


Study of children with Lyme and high rate of knee arthritis – article here

Kids and Lyme: How it Affects Their Learning – document by Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW

Children with Lyme and other tick-borne illness – link to information about getting help for your child regarding school issues

WEBSITES – National website on Lyme Disease with fantastic articles and resources  – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society- doctor driven site – Maryland-focused site on Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses – the TickEncounter Resource Center (TERC) is located at the University of Rhode Island. TickEncounter is the outreach arm of a multi-pronged approach to “solving the tick problem” both locally, nationally, and around the globe. (Great Resource here for Tick Testing).


Watch award winning documentary on Lyme Disease – free on VEOH entitled, “Under Our Skin” – extremely eye opening!


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