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2018 Updates

May

  • Youth Protection and Adult Leadership Revised Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse.
  • Aquatics Safety Revised the BSA Aquatics Play Structure Policy and Classification of Swimming Ability sections.
  • Camping Updated all of the camping content and deleted the Treating Drinking Water section.
  • Medical Information and First Aid Deleted Protection Consideration for Blood and Bodily Fluids (Universal Precautions) section.
  • Activity Planning and Risk Assessment Moved the Activity Planning and Risk Assessment, The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety, and the Unauthorized and Restricted Activities sections that were in the Shooting Sports chapter to this chapter and renamed it.
  • Sports and Activities Moved the content of the Shooting Sports chapter to sections within this chapter, and moved the Activity Planning and Risk Assessment, The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety, and the Unauthorized and Restricted Activities sections to a new chapter: VII. Activity Planning and Risk Assessment.
  • Incident Reporting Updated chapter.
  • Appendix Added the Incident Reporting Tool and Near Miss Reporting Tool and updated the Youth Protection/Membership/Infraction Incident Information Form.

Table of Contents

The BSA’s Commitment to Safety

BSA Scouter Code of Conduct

Preface