Tag Archives: Safety

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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 […]

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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

Planning for Safety and 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. Risk management is so much a part of outdoor adventures […]

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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 […]

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By Community Submission
Apr 16, 2014

Are You Ready for the Great Utah ShakeOut?

Major earthquakes can cause unprecedented catastrophes. With earthquakes as an inevitable part of our future, Scouts and Scouters should make plans and take actions to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. What we do now, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. BSA and other organizations of all sizes can also use the […]

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By Darryl Alder
Apr 07, 2014

Learn Safe Climbing Skills

It must be spring because there isn’t a week that goes by without someone calling the Scout Service Center to find out about climbing safety requirements. Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for safely organizing climbing and rappelling activities; either at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 10, 2014

NRA Foundation Awards Grant to Utah Scouts

Utah National Parks Council receives 2 NRA grants Orem, UT. February 10, 2014 –  Teaching respect for firearms helps Boy Scouts develop good character. John Kendall, NRA Field Representative- Utah, is pleased to announce a grant of $23,035.17 to the Utah National Parks Council of the Boy Scouts of America to purchase shooting sports equipment […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 03, 2014

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 Boy Scouts of America
Jun 01, 2013

Safety Through Skill

June is Safety Month, so let’s start it off with this Scoutermaster’s Minute from our past. It appeared first in Program Helps in 1976 and again 1986; then in the 1990’s as part of Wood Wisdom. We’ve been talking a lot about safety tonight, how to be safe ourselves and make our homes and community […]