Tag Archives: Safety

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 01, 2016

LDS Safety Guidelines to be Camp Ready

In our council, we will have 54,000 youth and leaders participating in camps and other outdoor activities this summer. With each adventure there will be some risk. As leaders, we need to pay careful attention to the planning and execution of these activities and ensure each one of the participants returns home safely. Please see the guidelines and […]

Emergency Preparedness Feature
By Darryl Alder
Apr 15, 2016

Are You Ready to ShakeOut?

In Utah, earthquakes are an inevitable part of our future. But if we follow the Scout motto to “Be Prepared,” making plans and taking action now, it will help any incident like this to not become a catastrophe. In fact, what we do now can determine what our lives will be like afterward. Scouting and other nonprofits will join together April 21st, […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 11, 2016

What spring training do you need for a safer summer?

Every year in April and May, there is a flurry of questions at the Council Service Center regarding training and certifications needed for summer camp plans. So as an editorial team, we thought we would give readers a quick overview of the possibilities: April is Youth Protection Month: Whether your Youth Protection Training (YPT) is […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 03, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 11: Understand Safe Scouting

You can read other parts of this blog series here: Day 1: Get Oriented Day 2: The Boys Day 3: Youth Leaders Day 4: Your Goal Day 5: Adult Support Day 6: The Meeting Day 7: Think Safety Day 8: Rest, Think Day 9: The Coach’s Corner Day 10: Boy and Home Scouting Safe and […]

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By Adrian
Sep 05, 2015

Adventures in Wilderness First Aid Training

Sandy, Utah’s Troop 411 does a number of high-adventure treks and monthly weekend campouts that put us, literally or figuratively, “in the wilderness.” Being prepared to adequately care for any injuries in such situations is paramount. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) defines “wilderness” as being one hour or more from “definitive care,” meaning a trauma-level hospital. […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jun 25, 2015

A Varsity Coach Talks To Mom About Safety

When it comes to Scouting, parents are usually quite supportive of the activities, aims and methods that Scout leaders use to teach their son. But when they hear the words “high adventure” some parents may feel some anxiety about the safety of their youth on these more challenging—not to mention fun—activities. So, I’ve put together […]

LDS Feature
By LDS-BSA Relationships
Apr 17, 2015

The Safety Moment

Outdoor high adventure activities are often filled with fun exhilarating experiences and sometimes with potential risks and life-threatening dangers. Risk is one aspect of the outdoor activity that creates adventure; however, too much risk can move the activity from adventure to serious injury or even death. Human interaction or lack of action is often a […]

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By Maria Milligan
Apr 15, 2015

Safety Tips from a Waterfront Director

I always love guarding the mile swim at camp. At Scofield Scout Camp, we had the Scouts swim parallel to the shore down the length of our bay and out to a sailboat sitting a half mile down the shore. The big colorful sail marked the point where they could finally stop swimming out to sea […]

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By Paul Riley
Apr 15, 2015

How to Have Safe High Adventure Activities for a New Scout Leader

I was asked to serve as the Chair of the Utah National Parks Council Risk Management Committee this last year.  I enjoy this assignment since Loss Control and Risk Management have been in integral part of my professional career for almost 25 years.  I also grew up in Scouting and have served as a Chartered […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Apr 14, 2015

Using the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and Safety Guidelines-Part 2

All Eagle Scout service projects constitute official Scouting activity and thus are subject to Boy Scouts of America policies and procedures with regard to policies, procedures, and requirements regarding Youth Protection, two-deep leadership, etc. The health and safety of those working on Eagle projects should be integrated into project execution and since they are a unit activity, […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Apr 12, 2015

Safe Church Activities

This article is taken directly from the Safe Church Activities website. By planning effectively and following safety precautions, leaders can minimize the risk of accidents. Activities should include appropriate training and proper supervision. Safety through Planning and Relying on the Spirit Steve Thelin, rocket scientist and Scout leader, takes his Scouts on a camping and […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 10, 2015

Which of These Belong Together?

Safety, Apostasy and Restoration If you are an LDS crew advisor, it might be all three. How, you ask? April’s suggested program feature is Safety (see Chapter 14 of Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews) and this month’s Come, Follow Me theme of “Apostasy and Restoration,” that means we have some thinking to do. Getting ready for my Sunday […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Apr 01, 2015

The BSA’s Commitment to Safety

We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. The Scouting program itself, activities Scouts participate in on […]

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By Darryl Alder
Sep 03, 2014

BSA Incident Reporting

An injury that doesn’t happen needs no treatment. An emergency that doesn’t occur requires no response. An illness that doesn’t develop demands no remedy. The best way to stay safe in the outdoors is planning, training, leadership, good judgment, and accepting responsibility—in short, risk management. The PAUSE for Safety may be just what you need […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 18, 2014

A Few Answers to BSA Insurance Coverage Questions

I’ve just returned from a week at Philmont, where I received BSA Risk Management Training. The mantra of Enterprise Risk Management is not to say “no” but to help Scouters “know.” Below are brief outlines of insurance coverages you should know are available to volunteers and chartered organizations. Comprehensive General Liability Insurance This coverage provides […]

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By LDS-BSA Relationships
Jul 08, 2014

Safety in LDS Church Activities

May 15, 2014, the Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints sent the following letter to General Authorities, area Seventies, Stake, Mission and District Presidents, Bishops and Branch Presidents: Included with letter was the following: Reaffirming Safety Guidelines for Activities May 15, 2014 Following are general guidelines for planning […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
May 16, 2014

Reaffirming Safety Guidelines for Activities

May 15, 2014 the LDS Church sent this letter and guidelines (see below the letter)  to it’s church leaders: Following are general guidelines for planning activities for members, especially children, youth, and young single adults. Additional guidelines and policies are found in chapter 13, “Activities,” of Handbook 2: Administering the Church and at safety.lds.org. General […]