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Scouting Safely Resources

By |2019-07-02T06:39:00-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Council News, Outdoor Adventures, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees is an important part of the Scouting experience. Youth develop traits of citizenship, character, fitness, and leadership during age-appropriate events when challenged to move beyond their normal comfort level, and discover their abilities. This is appropriate when risks are identified [...]

New BSA Incident Reporting Requirements — Effective Immediately

By |2019-07-01T19:02:02-04:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

When an injury, illness, or other incident occurs during a Scouting activity, the safety of our youth is top concern. It is essential that we all help mitigate potential impacts by following mandatory reporting requirements. To better enable this, - https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-016_fillable.pdf, and a new online form have been put in place at the national level [...]

New Youth Protection Animated Videos

By |2019-06-24T06:15:38-04:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Cub Scouts, Family Scouting, Scouting Safely, Youth Protection|

Have you seen the new youth protection animated shorts? A special thanks to the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center for this new interactive experience for over 1.2 million Cub Scouts and their families across the nation. The Boy Scouts of America has partnered with subject-matter experts from the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation to present the [...]

The Adventure Plan (TAP) Resource

By |2019-05-30T21:08:06-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Cub Scouts, Family Scouting, Outdoor Adventures, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Scouts BSA, Training, Venturing|

The Adventure Plan (TAP) is a tool to guide unit leaders—Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts— through all stages of Adventure planning. Outdoor adventure is a key element of youth development in the Boy Scouts of America programs. Just as young people grow, learn and mature in a continuing progression of experience so, too, do the [...]

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 my.scouting.org https://scoutingmagazine.org/2019/03/safetyquiz

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, [...]

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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.

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