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Safety Moments – Hiking

By |2019-05-08T06:16:12-04:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Scouting Safely|

As summer approaches, packs, troops and crews are gearing up for outdoor adventures big and small. One of the most common activities is hiking. Whether the trek is a few hundred feet or many miles, all hikes all can pose potential hazards if not carefully considered. Take a moment to review and share the two [...]

Take the Weather Safety Quiz

By |2019-04-30T06:24:53-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Venturing|

Taking your Pack or Troop Camping?  How prepared are you for the weather? Take this safety quiz and find out.  Every leader should complete Hazardous Weather training at

A Message from The Chief Scout Executive

By |2019-04-25T10:58:31-04:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCOUTING FAMILY MUST BE ADVOCATES FOR PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS Fellow Scouters, The tragedy of child abuse, be it physical, sexual, or emotional is one that is truly heartbreaking. Painfully, there have been incidents of abuse that occurred in our program, and we sincerely apologize that some [...]

Youth Protection Training is Now Available in Spanish

By |2019-04-15T06:01:53-04:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely|

To ensure that BSA Youth Protection training is accessible to as many families as possible, the required BSA Youth Protection Training program is now available in Spanish! Spanish language training has the same information, material and expert resources as the English version, and gives Spanish-speaking families the tools they need to help keep all young [...]

The ABC’s about the Annual Health & Medical Record

By |2019-04-07T11:24:51-04:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Scouting Safely|

From the Annual Health and Medial Record website, a pre-participation physical is needed for resident campers (at summer or winter camps) and for Scouts and adult leaders attending events that last 72 hours or more. Why is an Annual Health and Medical Record required? Since at least the 1930s, the BSA has required the use of standardized health [...]

Youth Protection Training Update – March 1

By |2019-03-01T12:56:02-04:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

Youth Protection Training Update: The updated online and facilitator-led (face to face) Y01 Youth Protection Training has been released. Updates include a new learning plan, as well as a Spanish-translated version of the training. If you HAVE already completed Y01 Youth Protection Training you DO NOT have to retake the training with the March 1, [...]

Guide to Safe Scouting Updated

By |2019-02-11T10:10:35-04:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

The Guide to Safe Scouting has been updated and is now live as both a pdf for download (dated January 2019), or the HTML version. UPDATES - Updated language throughout to reference “Scouts BSA” rather than “Boy Scouts.” - Youth Protection and Adult Leadership Clarified language in the Adult Supervision and Accommodations sections. - [...]

IMPORTANT: Online Youth Protection Update

By |2019-02-09T06:38:37-04:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely, Training|

Information about online Youth Protection Training: At the end of February, the online Youth Protection Course will be replaced with an updated version. Please get the word out to all leaders that any courses in progress (completions of some but not all of the required four modules) will be lost when the course is updated. [...]

BSA Safety Moments

By |2018-12-28T12:53:40-04:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

It just takes a moment to make your pack, troop or crew a little bit safer. With its Safety Moments, covering a range of topics from acute mountain sickness to zip lines, the Boy Scouts of America’s Health and Safety team hopes to make Scouting an even safer place, one page at a time. “These are [...]

Youth Protection Training

By |2018-11-08T06:43:06-04:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely, Training|

Did Your Know?  Youth Protection Training is required for all registered adult Scouting volunteers.  Youth Protection Training (YPT) must be completed every two (2) years.   You can complete YPT Training online or in-person.  To take the online course, please visit


The Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.