By Darryl Alder
Mar 03, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 11: Understand Safe Scouting

day 11The 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 count, where the rules are neglected, liability increases, so make safety first.


Before you go any further, if you haven’t yet, you must complete Youth Protection Training , then you should watch Scouting Safety Begins with Leadership Video.

When the video is complete, open this outline explaining the “sandwich principle” with emphasis on the importance of qualified supervision and discipline (Scouting Safety…Begins With Leadership).

Also get familiar with the LDS Scouting Handbook 8.9 “Safe Church Activities” section and on at the Safety and Health Section.

The real goal of Day 11 is to get you started on one of the many courses, certifications and programs BSA offers. As examples, these are some of the things we will cover in our Day Books:

But there are so many other subjects to cover (to see the list click here), that you have to pace yourself to get it all done, but these Day Books will get you there.

How are you going to make safety part of your Team’s culture?

You can read other parts of this blog series here:

Week 1 Week 2

The month ahead:

MOnth one

ADarryl head BWuthor: Darryl Alder | Strategic Initiatives Director, Utah National Parks Council, BSA. He has a Team Coach for three years during the pre-pilot phase of Varsity Scouting and then became a trainer when the program was launched.

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