Tag Archives: Lightning

By Boy Scouts of America
Jun 17, 2015

Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 21-27, 2015

When thunder roars, go indoors! That’s advice from the National Weather Service. Contrary to some textbooks, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity. What he did discover is that lightning contains static electricity. And he was very lucky that he wasn’t electrocuted during this discovery. For information on Franklin’s experiment, check out the story at www.codecheck.com . According to the National […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Apr 26, 2015

Lightning Safety—an Interview with Sam Cloud

Lightning can be beautiful to watch—from a distance. However, if you experience lightning during any type of activity—whether you are indoors or outdoors, here are a few things you can do to help you stay safe. Watch the “Interview with Sam Cloud” video and note the safety tips he unwittingly shares with his audience. If […]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Apr 20, 2015

Risk Management: Lightning Risk Reduction

The National Weather Service recommends “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!” The only completely safe action is to get inside a safe building or vehicle. When you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark, threatening clouds developing overhead, the best risk-reduction technique to avoid being struck or injured by lightning is to shelter in a […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 05, 2014

General Health and Safety FAQs

Every Summer the phones at our Scout Service Centers with safety questions. The most common can be answered here: Annual Health and Medical Record, tour and activity plan, shooting sports program. But here are several others we often get: Age-Appropriate Guidelines Q. Can Scouts use zip lines? A. Zip-lining is considered age-appropriate for Venturing-age youth […]