Scouting Safely


The national Key 3: Commissioner Tico Perez, Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock, and President Dr. Robert M. Gates

Guidelines / Policies / Model Plans >>

The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety

In the continuing effort to protect participants in Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee has developed 16 points that embody good judgment and common sense for all activities. READ MORE

Youth Protection >>

Protecting Our Youth

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for all our programs.
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Training >>

Wilderness First Aid Training

Learn about the new practices that go way beyond what Scouting leaders may already know as "first aid." Wilderness First Aid training is here, helping you cope with medical emergencies in the wild and, perhaps more importantly, to be a more effective manager in any crisis. LEARN MORE

Questions >>

Answers to Your General Health and Safety Questions

If you have questions about anything ranging from Scouts on zip lines and pets at campouts to the Annual Health and Medical Record and insurance coverage, please review this page. READ MORE

Forms >>

Annual Health and Medical Record

Updated in March 2014, the Annual Health and Medical Record is completed at least annually by all participants in any Scouting activity. Please discontinue use of all previous versions. READ MORE

 

Risk Management >>

Managing Risk

The best way to stay safe in the outdoors is to avoid getting into trouble in the first place. That requires planning, training, leadership, good judgment, and accepting responsibility - in short, risk management. READ MORE