Health & Safety/Risk Management

This hands-on workshop is designed to give participants the tools and information they need to ensure the physical and mental well-being of participants in the Scouting program, lead efforts to instill the values of personal fitness, accident, injury, and illness prevention, and protect the people, property, and environment of the Boy Scouts of America. Participants learn the leading causes of incidents and conduct exercises in hazard and risk identification, analysis, and resolutions using the latest in program hazard analysis techniques, conduct an accident investigation, and analyze to prevent future occurrences; learn to establish or maintain effective Health and Safety and Risk Management committees; and understand insurance and compliance issues as well as some leading causes of accidents. The conference is open to all and is designed for district, council, regional health and safety and/or risk management committee members; members of camp visitation teams; program, camping, training, or other key volunteers; and professionals who have Health and Safety or Risk Management responsibilities. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their professional liaisons.


Week 10: August 11-17


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.