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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 and mitigated.
The Scouting program, as contained in our handbooks and literature, integrates many safety features. However, no policy or procedure will replace the review and vigilance of trusted adults and leaders at the point of program execution.
Commit yourself to creating a safe and healthy environment by:
- Knowing and executing the BSA program as contained in our publications
- Planning tours, activities, and events with vigilance using the tools provided
- Setting the example for safe behavior and equipment use during program
- Engaging and educating all participants in discussions about hazards and risks
- Reporting incidents in a timely manner- Updated BSA Incident Reporting Requirements-6/24/19
Summer brings more Scouting activities and Summer camps. Scouts are enjoying many different adventures from rafting, repelling, sailing, swimming, hiking and many more. All activities should have proper planning and preparation to avoid injuries and accidents.
Scouting.org has a new Safety Moments page, which provides information and guidance on everything from Acute mountain sickness recognition and prevention to zip lines. Each page provides information on the topic, plus BSA forms and guides as well as links to more information.
On the Scouting Safely page, the Guide to Safe Scouting, Wilderness First Aid training, Safe Scouting newsletters, Youth Protection and General Health and Safe FAQ’s are all included to provide our leaders and Scout parents with proper tools to prepare for safe and fun Scouting activities!
Thank you for being part of the Scouting movement and creating an exciting and safe experience for every participant.
The latest update make program delivery and advancement tracking even simpler.
Internet Advancement 2 is now available (May 25, 2019).
Q: When and who will this be communicated too?
A: BSA wide release announcement via Bryan’s Blog and other normal BSA channels.
Q: Why is Internet Advancement going away?
A: The Internet Advancement platform is written with old technology that we are upgrading.
Q: Why is it separate from Scoutbook?
A: Internet Advancement is the quick entry tool for unit leaders to record advancement items for units.
Q: Why can’t anyone enter advancements like before?
A: Previously a code was generated for the unit leader. Today the BSA is simplifying login for unit leaders by allowing unit leaders to use their existing my.scouting login credentials. Key 3 and their delegates always have access to Internet Advancement 2 plus the unit can designate any adult to the Unit Advancement Chair position using the Organization Security Manager.
More information here: http://help.scoutbook.com
Upgrades to Internet Advancement Makes Live Easier! (Bryan on Scouting)
Every year, BSA produces a Report to the State of California. It’s a pretty amazing summary of what Scouts do for their communities.
Earning the Eagle Scout Award or Venturing Summit Award opens doors. The awards are a proven launchpad in the United States, sending a young man or young woman on a rewarding career path.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award brings similar résumé-building clout to young people — only on a global scale.
A new national partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA brings the opportunity to the United States
excepted from Bryan on Scouting, 2/12/18
For more information, check
What is the Award
If you are interested in finding out more about this program as either an Assessor or as an activity for your Unit, contact:
David Miura – Pacific Skyline Council
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is sensitive information that is associated with an individual person . . . Read more
Effective January 1, 2019, MDSC instituted a necessary refund policy. Click on the link below for the details . . . Refund Policy
Units that sell goods purchased from manufacturers, distributors, or even individuals may be subject to product liability lawsuits . . . Read More
How Boy Scouts of America keeps kids safe today
August 14, 2019
This article was contributed by Michael Johnson, National Youth Protection Director for the Boy Scouts of America.
Recent media reports have highlighted claims of abuse against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). As Director of Youth Protection here at the BSA, I share the same concerns as anyone seeing these stories, and I have the utmost respect for the courage demonstrated by these men coming forward. These claims understandably raise questions about what we do to keep kids safe in Scouting today, and I’d like to take the time to address those questions.
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