The Be Prepared Emblems deal with health and safety issues. Many of the requirements are not optional. Once all three Be Prepared Emblems have been earned, the Be Prepared Arrowhead is sewn on to the badge sash to indicate the completion of this part of the program. In order to earn the Canada Cord, the Pathfinder must complete all three sections of the Be Prepared Emblems and be awarded her Arrowhead. As well, she must have completed the Gold Emblems in Home, World, Outdoors and Community, and have her Gold in either Leadership or Camping!