By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 18, 2019

New BSA Incident Reporting Requirements — Effective Immediately

When an injury, illness, or other incident occurs during a Scouting activity, the safety of our youth is top concern. It is essential that we all help mitigate potential impacts by following mandatory reporting requirements.

To better enable this, New Incident Reporting Requirements and a new online form have been put in place at the national level and are effective now. The form is available to councils and volunteers. 

Serious incidents need to be reported within 24 hours, both online and to the regional and area directors, as well as emailed to pr@scouting.org. Online incident reports on serious youth-protection violations, membership standards infractions and medical treatment beyond first-aid will need to be submitted within 72 hours.

The process for submitting reports has been streamlined and simplified so please ensure you, your leaders, your troop, etc. comply with these requirements. Learn more about the New Incident Reporting requirements HERE.

The videos below can help you further understand how to submit a report.

How Do I Know When to Make a Report?

This infographic can help you through the process of figuring out when to make a report and what type of incident it is. Click here to download a pdf version that you can print, share with your troop, and keep somewhere easily accessible.

For more information, visit the BSA’s Incident Reporting page or contact the Council at help@utahscouts.org.

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