What is the Guide to Safe Scouting?

The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.

Is Boy Scouts of America safe?

The BSA’s Commitment to Safety We are all responsible and must hold each other accountable to provide a safe environment for all participants. We are committed to abuse prevention by utilizing: Mandatory youth protection training. Criminal background checks.

What are the six essentials of Scouting?

While doing any outdoor activity with your Cub Scouts, each boy should have the following six essentials.

  • Flashlight.
  • Filled Water Bottle.
  • Whistle.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Sun Protection.
  • Trail Food.

How do you keep scouts from harm during scouting activities?

Keeping Scouts Safe from Harm

  1. Strengthen the Resolution 2002-07 on Keeping Children Safe from Harm and act as a policy of WOSM.
  2. Provide an up-to-date position statement of WOSM on Child and Youth Protection.
  3. Support NSOs in implementing national policies and strategies on Child and Youth Protection.

What sports are restricted by BSA?

Prohibited Activities

  • Anvil shooting, flintlocks, exploding targets, and devices regulated by the National Firearms Act.
  • Blow guns, boomerangs, and ballistae.
  • Homemade firearms and air cannons, potato cannons, and tennis ball cannons.
  • Throwing of shovels, torpedoes, spikes, or stars.

Is Boy Scouts safe for kids?

A former Boy Scouts of America official that was tasked with shielding kids from sex abuse says the organization is still dangerous to children, and not committed to reform. Michael Johnson urged Congress to look into the BSA’s efforts to cover-up abuse during a tearful speech at the National Press Club Tuesday.

What are older Boy Scouts called?

The main Scouting divisions are Cub Scouting for ages 5 to 11 years, Scouts BSA for ages 10 to 18, Venturing for ages 14 through 21, and Sea Scouts for ages 14 through 21.

What should I bring to Scout hike?

The Scout Ten Essentials

  1. Pocketknife.
  2. Rain gear.
  3. Trail food.
  4. Flashlight.
  5. Extra clothing.
  6. First-aid kit.
  7. Sun protection.
  8. Map and compass.

Can Scouts play paintball?

Paintball and Scouting Shooting at each other is an unauthorized activity in Scouting. This includes paintball. “Paintball has been evaluated on several occasions to see whether it might work as a program but to date has not been deemed appropriate,” Bourlon says.

How does the Boy Scouts of America ensure safety?

To ensure the safety of participants, the Boy Scouts of America expects leaders to use the four points of SAFE when delivering the Scouting program. See www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safe/ Supervision: Youth are supervised by qualified and trustworthy adults who set the example for safety.

Where can I find the Guide to safe Scouting?

The online version of the Guide to Safe Scoutingis updated periodically. Go towww.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss XIII. Incident Reporting Timely, clear, concise, and complete incident reports allow for an appropriate response and an opportunity for analysis while promoting continuous improvement of our programs.

What are the rules of Boy Scouts of America?

• Hazing and initiations are prohibited and have no part during any Scouting activity. • All forms of bullying and harassment including verbal, physical, and cyberbullying are prohibited. • Inappropriate public displays of affection are prohibited.

Where can I find the BSA commitment to safety guide?

The BSA’s Commitment to Safety Guide to Safe Scouting Get the Latest Information! www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA SCOUTER CODE OF CONDUCT On my honor I promise to do my best to comply with this Boy Scouts of America Scouter Code of Conduct while serving in my capacity as an adult leader: 1.