Tag Archives: Safety

By Madison Austin
Jul 28, 2017

Beaver High Adventure Base’s Best Kept Secrets

If you haven’t been to Beaver High Adventure Base, then I am sorry. It truly is an alpine paradise tucked away, high within Fishlake National Forest. I had the great opportunity to visit camp up at Beaver last week. Luckily, I made it in time, as it was the last day of their last week […]

By Madison Austin
Jul 27, 2017

A Big Thunder Ridge Thank You

As hot embers rained down over their heads, firefighters at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp worked tirelessly to keep our camp safe.  The saga of the Thunder Ridge has been a long and often worrisome one. After countless days of fire rescue and recovery, the fire surrounding the camp went out and Thunder Ridge was left standing.  Those […]

By Darryl Alder
Jul 15, 2017

Safety from an LDS Global Safety Officer’s View

In May, Mt Nebo District Roundtable featured guest speaker, Alan Rogers who is a Senior Safety Manager in LDS Loss Prevention Church Risk Management and is a Great Salt Lake Council Risk Management Committee Member.  He began by asking us to consider a four step plan to improve safety (see right). Then he build his presentation around […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 27, 2017

Experience the Buck Hollow Adventure

Totin’ Chip, Hiking, Stargazing, First Aid, Knots & Lashings, Leave No Trace, Nature, and Orienteering – some of the most exciting Boy Scout Advancements. And they can all be found in the same place at Buck Hollow Scout Ranch.  Buck Hollow Scout Ranch is home to Adventure Park and the Webelos Wilderness Adventure. While paying […]

By LDS-BSA Relationships
Apr 01, 2017

Don’t be the April Fool This Month or Anytime Ever

The Character of Safety Last month, a member of LDS Church Risk Management Team, shared his thoughts on using character to keep our youth safe. His article is a great way to open our April “Scout Safe” emphasis. He said: It takes some effort to build the character necessary to avoid making unwise decisions, especially given the pressures an […]

By Paul Tikalsky
Mar 19, 2017

Merit Badges Boost LDS Missionaries’ Safety and Health

Five of my kids served missions in diverse places: Idaho, Guatemala, Argentina, and Colorado (two served in Colorado). No matter where they went, mission health and safety mattered. My children needed to know what to do in difficult situations to protect themselves, their companions, and others. Like them, all young men and women face unusual […]

By Community Submission
Mar 02, 2017

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 18: Trip Safety & Insurance

TASK: Learn about the Tour and Activity Planning process and Insurance Be alert to safety issues when you participate in, travel, and execute Varsity Scouting and Teachers Quorum activities. What do you have in place that allows you to review and consider the safest approach to your activities? When should you and your committee prepare […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 06, 2016

Safety Share: Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving, or sometimes as it is known, death by zzzzzz, is one of the most serious risks a Scout can encounter on any trip. Think back to your last camp out and that is where this Safety Share begins at the LDS-BSA blog  with these opening lines: “It is late after­noon. You just fin­ished clean­ing up the last of […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

By Darryl Alder
Mar 03, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 11: Understand Safe Scouting

The Task: Make Scouting safe and sound by learn more safety procedures in Scouting and committing to a culture of safety in your team. When you make safety part of your Team’s culture by your example, safety awareness will be part of every thing you do; decisions of your Scouts, as well as, your decisions as Coach will influence safety. Rules […]

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. […]

By Community Submission
Jun 30, 2015

Clarifying Tour and Activity Plans for Cub Scouts

Sat­ur­day, April 1st, 2017, the Tour and Activ­i­ty Plan was dis­con­tin­ued. As part of the announce­ment, BSA stat­ed: “The Scout­ing pro­gram, as con­tained in our hand­books and lit­er­a­ture, inher­ent­ly inte­grates safe­ty con­sid­er­a­tions. How­ev­er, no pol­i­cy or pro­ce­dure will replace the review and vig­i­lance of trust­ed adults and lead­ers at the point of pro­gram exe­cu­tion.”  Get details here  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]