Did you know we have Safety Moments for Scouting? Yes, 93 of them!
Safety Moments are exactly what the name implies: opportunities to prepare for an activity, review safety measures and report incidents correctly. Topics of this series include Campfire Safety, Safe Use of Medication in Scouting, Weather-Related Safety, Winter Sports, and Generator Safety. The Safety Moments landing page is found here.
The Environmental, Health, and Safety team suggests using a Safety Moment at the start of each meeting or activity. Check out the Safety Moment on Using a Safety Moment in Scouting. It takes less than 3 minutes to deliver a Safety Moment to your staff, troop, or crew. Boy Scouts of America’s Safety Moments make it easy to deliver a SAFE program.
With 93 Safety Moments available, let look at 2021 most popular Safety Moments.
A Safety Moment that provides the up-to-the-minute safety information for Scouts and Scouters is the Scouting Safety Online Resources.
Who can deliver a Safety Moment?
Everyone can deliver Safety Moments in Scouting. Any adult leader, Scout, or employee can step up with little preparation to make a SAFE difference to everyone participating.
What makes an excellent Safety Moment topic?
Any topic that focuses on improving the safety of Scouting. The BSA regularly publishes Safety Moments on a variety of topics. Other topics could include the use of the SAFE Checklist or the Guide to Safe Scouting. They could be general safety topics on locating a fire extinguisher or knowing evacuation routes. Pick a topic that is relevant to all participants. If you have accurate information on injuries or incidents during a recent outing, share your experience.
When and where should a Safety Moment be delivered?
Safety Moments are best used at the beginning of meetings or before a Scouting activity. They are essential in activities with a high-risk profile, like ATV programs or shooting sports.
How should the Safety Moment be delivered?
Safety Moments are on a clear and concise single topic, optimally no more than 2 minutes. All Safety Moments need to be fact-based and age-appropriate for the audience. If you have time, provide a demonstration of safe practices.
Some of our newest Safety Moments include Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse, SAFE Scouting, and Lifejacket Safety. All Boy Scouts of America’s Safety Moments are found: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/
We are continually updating and producing Safety Moments for Scouting. If you have a Safety Moment suggestion, contact the Environmental, Health, and Safety Team.