Scouting Safely

   Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh

Forms >>

Annual Health and Medical Record

Updated in March 2014, the Annual Health and Medical Record is completed at least annually by all participants in any Scouting activity. Please discontinue use of all previous versions. READ MORE


Incident Reporting

Timely and complete incident reports support analysis that is critical to identifying needed improvement of BSA programs. MORE

Training >>

Wilderness First Aid Training

Learn about the new practices that go way beyond what Scouting leaders may already know as "first aid." Wilderness First Aid training is here, helping you cope with medical emergencies in the wild and, perhaps more importantly, to be a more effective manager in any crisis. LEARN MORE

Questions >>

Answers to Your General Health and Safety Questions

If you have questions about anything ranging from Scouts on zip lines and pets at campouts to the Annual Health and Medical Record and insurance coverage, please review this page. READ MORE

Guidelines / Policies / Model Plans >>

The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety

In the continuing effort to protect participants in Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee has developed 16 points that embody good judgment and common sense for all activities. READ MORE

Quick Reviews >>

Safety Moments

Safety Moments are exactly what the name implies: opportunities to prepare for an activity, review safety measures, and report incidents correctly. Topics of this new series include incident reporting helps, weather-related safety, winter activity, and winter sports. READ MORE