The Boy Scouts of America is committed to creating safe environments for Scouts and leaders. Child abuse is an uncomfortable topic but an important one for us to cover to ensure the safety and well-being of our Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America has partnered with subject-matter experts from the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation to present the Personal Safety Awareness Series. The Personal Safety Awareness Series main goal is to educate teens about what to do if they experience abusive behavior, educate them about safe and unsafe touches, and encourage them to go to a parent or another trusted adult for help.
Before starting this series you should review Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse since the Personal Safety Awareness Series is intended to complement our many existing youth-protection measures.
This Personal Safety Awareness may be used in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for the Scout and Star rank. If used in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for a rank, Scouts are encouraged to inform their Parent or Guardian and unit leader of the replacement prior to viewing the videos.
Personal Safety Awareness Video – Scout Rank or Scouts 11 -13
Personal Safety Awareness Videos – Star Rank or Scouts 14 – 17
How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.
A booklet, included in the printed handbooks, providing tips to help parents talk with their sons about child abuse.
Camp Leadership … A Guide for Camp Staff and Unit Leaders
Brochure for camp staff who are responsible for providing a safe and healthy camp setting where Scouts are free from the worries of child abuse.
To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online. Topics include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.