Updated for 2014, this pamphlet provides an overview of current BSA safety policies, procedures, and guidelines... the stepping stones toward safe and enjoyable adventures.
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare members of the Boy Scouts of America to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner. The policies and guidelines have been established because of the real need to protect members from known hazards that have been identified through over 100 years of experience.
- Youth Protection and Adult Leadership
- Aquatics Safety
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use and Abuse
- Medical Information and First Aid
- Chemical Fuels and Equipment
- Shooting Sports
- Sports and Activities
- Winter Activities
- Animal and Insect Hazards
- Incident Reporting
- Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities
All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede BSA policies and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting provides an overview of Scouting policies and procedures rather than comprehensive, standalone documentation.