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2014 Updates

June

II. Aquatics Safety: The BSA’s aquatics play structure policy was added to this section.

September

III. Camping: The Age Guidelines section was changed to reflect Tiger Cubs being allowed to attend resident camp.

VIII. Sports and Activities: The Climbing and Rappelling section was expanded to clarify district and council activities, as well as appropriate program-specific activities.

Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities: The Climbing section was reorganized for the Guide to Safe Scouting insert.

October

IV. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use and Abuse: The Tobacco section was updated to disallow the use of electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems at any BSA activity.

X. Insurance: The entire section has been replaced to show coverage available to volunteers and chartered organizations.


Table of Contents

The BSA's Commitment to Safety

Preface