Safety

Climb On Safely
Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.

Guide to Safe Scouting
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner. The policies and guidelines have been established because of the real need to protect members from known hazards that have been identified through 90-plus years of experience.

Poison Ivy Treatment Brochures
Zanfel Laboratories has offered to provide poison ivy treatment brochures to troops who would like to have them. The brochures appear to be helpful...

BSA Bike Safety Guidelines
The following guidelines and procedures apply to all BSA unit, council, and national program activities involving bicycling. 1. Qualified...

The Driver's Pledge
Standard BSA pledge for driving Scouts anywhere.

The Latest First Aid for Wounds and CPR
Most of us are concerned about the rapid spread of HIV (the AIDS virus) and try to avoid exposing ourselves to this hazard. Health professionals and...

Policy on the Storage, Handling and Use of Chemical Fuels and Equipment (Updated 12/2009)
This policy directs Boy Scouts of America members how to safely store, handle, and use chemical fuels and equipment. Safety and environmental awareness concerns have persuaded many campers to move away from traditional outdoor campfires in favor of chemical-fueled equipment for cooking, heating, and lighting.

Venturing Standards For Use of Firearms
The following guidelines relate to use of firearms within the Venturing program. Safety should ALWAYS be the primary concern when using firearms...

The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety
Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting, and none enjoy a better safety record. The key to maintaining and improving this exemplary record is the conscientious and trained adult leader who is attentive to safety concerns.