Standards and Forms

Standards for Privacy on Trips or Outings

To support the BSA policy of two-deep leadership on all trips and outings, we must address the sleeping arrangements of male and female leaders.

All leaders are expected to reflect high moral standards established by customs, traditional values, and religious teachings.

Male and female leaders require separate sleeping facilities. Married couples may share the same quarters if appropriate facilities are available.

Male and female youth participants must not share the same sleeping facility.

When tents are used, no youth will stay in the tent of an adult other than his/her parent or guardian.

When housing other than tents is used, separate housing must be provided for male and female participants. Adult male leaders must be responsible for the male participants; adult female leaders must be responsible for the female participants.

Adult leaders need to respect the privacy of the youth members in situations where the youth are changing clothes or taking showers, and intrude only to the extent that health and safety require. Adults need to protect their own privacy in similar situations.

Although it is not mandatory, councils are strongly encouraged to have separate shower and latrine facilities for females. In camps where separate facilities are not available, separate shower schedules for males and females should be posted. Exercise the buddy system for latrine use by having one person wait outside the entrance, or use Occupied or Unoccupied signs on door latches.

For more guidelines on camping and supervision for Cub Scouts, see the Guide to Safe Scouting, No. 34416

Accident and Sickness Protection

For questions about current camper accident and sickness insurance, please refer to the latest material sent to Scout executives from the Insurance and Risk Management Service of the Boy Scouts of America.

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Annual Health and Medical Record

List of Questions answered about the new medical forms and their necessity.

Parent Consent Form

Report of the Immunization Task Force
Approved 13 October 2008 by the National Health and Safety Support Subcommittee, Boy Scouts of America - Report of the Immunization Task Force