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2021 Updates

September

  • Aquatics Safety Scuba policy updated. Aquatic policy updated to prohibiting full-face snorkels.
  • Camping Camping policy updated. Hazard Trees information is now included in this guide.
  • Medical Information and First Aid Immunization policy updated. Wilderness First Aid policy is now included in this guide.
  • Activity Planning and Risk Assessment The SAFE Checklist: Transition from the Sweet 16 of Safety. Cannon use exception has been eliminated.
  • Transportation Transportation policy updated.
  • Exploring Program Added section.

Table of Contents

 

The BSA’s Commitment to Safety

 

BSA Scouter Code of Conduct

 

Preface

 

Youth Protection and Adult Leadership

Aquatics Safety

Camping

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use and Abuse

 

Medical Information and First Aid

Chemical Fuels and Equipment

Activity Planning and Risk Assessment

Sports and Activities

Insurance

Transportation

 

Winter Activities

Animal and Insect Hazards

Incident Reporting

 

Exploring Program

 

Appendix