Guide to Safe Scouting. In situations not specifically covered in this guide, activity planners should evaluate the risk or potential risk of harm, and respond with action plans based on common sense, community standards, the Boy Scout motto, and safety policies and practices commonly prescribed for the activity by experienced providers.
Leaders must ensure that all participating in Scouting activities abide by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Adult leaders and youth members share the responsibility for the safety of all participants in the program, including adherence to Youth Protection and health and safety policies.
Read or download the Boy Scouts of America’s most up-to-date guide to safe scouting here. Guide to Safe Scouting. Online Version; Safety Moments; Incident Reporting; Incident Reviews Updated language throughout to reference “Scouts BSA” rather than “Boy Scouts.” Youth Protection and Adult Leadership Clarified language in the.
Guide to Safe Scouting (A Unit Leader's Guide for Current Policies and Procedures to Safe Scouting.) Each Webelos Scout must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (a 1:1 ratio) when not attending with a troop. When attending with a troop, one adult is necessary for every 4 Scouts and two-deep "leadership" rules (2 adults) must apply at all times.