Incident Reporting

Timely, clear, concise, and complete incident reports allow for an appropriate response and an opportunity for analysis while promoting continuous improvement of our programs.

You can now report accidents, near misses, and membership infraction incidents to your local council or enter them yourself at


Incident Reviews

One of the benefits of incident reports is that they can be used to help prevent similar occurrences. While rare, serious and even fatal incidents have impacted the Scouting family.

The BSA has begun posting a series of review sheets based on incidents that have actually occurred. These reviews can be downloaded at along with a how-to sheet to help you discuss what can be learned from the incidents and how you can execute the Scouting program safely as designed.

A Scout Is Trustworthy: Be Sure to Report
Remember: ANY incident that requires the intervention of medical personnel, involves emergency responders, or results in a response beyond Scout-rendered first aid must be reported.