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1 Scouting Safety … Begins With Leadership Course Notes Summary: Although rare, serious injuries and fatalities occur during Scouting activitiestypically more often at the unit level than at council events. This course promotes leader understanding and acceptance of responsibility for the well-being and safety of Scouts entrusted to their care, and provides an overview of tools and policies for identifying risk and preventing incidents. Target audience: This course is appropriate for all unit, district, and council volunteers and professionals who supervise youth activities. Ideally, it should be offered to all new leaders shortly after they complete Fast Start training for their position and This Is Scouting orientation. It should be repeated every two years or when a leader changes to a new position, for example from a den leader to an assistant Scoutmaster. Learning objectives: Promote leader understanding and acceptance of responsibility for safe Scouting activities. Demonstrate how identifying hazards supports accident prevention. Acquaint leaders with BSA resource materials for planning safe Scouting activities, with emphasis on the Guide to Safe Scouting and the Sweet 16 of BSA Safety. Introduce the critical role of qualified supervision and discipline (the sandwich principle). Review selected risks, such as vehicular accidents and heat reactions. Training format: Discussion is guided by a standardized PowerPoint file supplemented by a short video clip. Both are available for download from the Scouting Safely quick link at The course will take 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the amount of discussion. Slides in the PowerPoint file reference the video, so it is critical that the video is shown as indicated.Scouting Safelywww.scouting.org Training materials: Each participant should bring or be given a printed copy of the Guide to Safe Scouting. The instructor will need a computer (or other digital device that drives the projector), a projector, screen, and a flip chart or dry-erase board with markers. Props, such as helmets, life jackets, and a first-aid kit, add interest but are not essential. The instructor should preorder completion cards, No , from Supply Group at or a local council service center. There are eight cards per perforated sheet. A PDF is also included in the instructor packet. The instructor should check with the council to determine what documentation is needed to update council training records. A generic attendance sheet is provided in the instructor packet, but other forms may be specified by the council training committee. A short quiz is included in the presentation as well. It, too, is in the instructor packet for printing, and may be distributed following slide 47.www.scoutstuff.org Instructors: The council health and safety committee and/or risk management committee, with the consent of the Scout executive, has the responsibility to appoint people who are qualified to instruct this course in concert with the district/council training plan. Instructor preparation: Instructors should review the notes included with each slide in the PowerPoint presentation and practice delivery until able to make the key points in their own words without reciting from the notes. Instructor, participant interaction is critical: The slides do not stand alone without commentary. Hard copies of the slides should not be presented to the participants. This slide will not appear in slideshow mode. 1st ed. May 2011

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3 Scouting Safety … Begins With Leadership Quiz 1. The critical items that form the sandwich principle of BSA safety are: a. Qualified supervision and safety procedures b. Safety procedures and discipline c. Qualified supervision and discipline 2. The best resource for BSA safety policies and procedures is: a. Scoutmasters Handbook b. Guide to Safe Scouting c. Fieldbook 3. The leading cause of death in the United States ( and during BSA activities) is: a. Cardiovascular disease b. Vehicular accidents c. Suicide 4. The leading cause of accidental death in the United States is: a. Vehicular accidents b. Falls c. Drowning 5. Drowsiness is a factor in many fatal highway accidents: a. True b. False 6. General guidelines for all Scouting activities are provided by: a. Trek on Safely b. Sweet 16 of BSA Safety c. Safe Swim Defense 7. A cold front moves through during a weekend campout and Scouts propose using a cook stove in a tent for warmth. The primary hazard is: a. Fire of flammable bedding b. Burns from knocking over the stove c. Carbon monoxide poisoning 8. During Scouting events, the primary responsibility for safety rests with: a. Each individual youth b. Youth unit leaders c. Adult unit leaders

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5 Scouting Safety … Begins With Leadership 5

6 Safe activities are great activities.

7 Accidents and injuries occur during Scouting activities. Unit leaders are responsible for the well-being of youth under their care.

8 Understand importanceUnderstand importance Evaluate hazardsEvaluate hazards Reduce riskReduce risk Utilize safety resourcesUtilize safety resources Apply sandwich principleApply sandwich principle Objectivesto Help Leaders:

9 Video Presentation

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11 Helmets required Hazard Recognition

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13 Activity/Hazards Activity/Hazards Activity/Hazards __________ __________ Precautions Precautions __________ __________

14 Sweet 16 of BSA Safety 1.Qualified supervision 2.Physical fitness 3.Buddy system 4.Safe area or course 5.Equipment selection and maintenance 6.Personal safety equip. 7.Safety procedures and policies 8. Skill-level limits 9. Weather checks 10. Planning 11. Communications 12. Permits and notices 13. First-aid resources 14. Applicable laws 15. CPR resources 16. Discipline 14

15 Guide to Safe Scouting 15 Chapter VIII. Sports and Activities

16 1. Qualified Supervision 1. Qualified Supervision

17 Guide to Safe Scouting: Guide to Safe Scouting: V. Medical Information and First Aid 2. Physical Fitness

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19 The greatest risk? The greatest risk? 2. Physical Fitness

20 3. Buddy System

21 4. Safe Area or Course

22 5. Equipment Selection and Maintenance

23 6. Personal Safety Equipment

24 ArcheryBoatingBicyclingCampingCavingClimbingHorsemanship Rifle, shotgun ScubaSkatingSwimming 7. Safety Procedures and Policies

25 8. Skill-Level Limits

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27 9. Weather Checks

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29 10. Planning

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31 11. Communications

32 12. Permits and Notices

33 13. First-Aid Resources

34 14. Applicable Laws

35 15. CPR Resources

36 16. Discipline

37 Sweet 16 of BSA Safety

38 Discipline Discipline Qualified Supervision Qualified Supervision Sweet 16 of BSA Safety

39 Vehicular Accidents

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42 Guide to Safe Scouting Chapter XI. Transportation Vehicular AccidentsResources

43 Venturing Course

44 Vehicular AccidentsResources Defensive Driving

45 Know signs and treatment of: Dehydration Dehydration Heat exhaustion Heat exhaustion Heatstroke Heatstroke Elevated temperature and humidity: Drink often Drink often Curtail strenuous activity Curtail strenuous activity Rest often in shade Rest often in shade Heat Stress

46 Heat StressResources BSA Publications

47 Heat StressResources Hands-on First-Aid Courses

48 Scouting Safely Quiz

49 1. The critical items that form the sandwich principle of BSA safety are: a.Qualified supervision and safety procedures b.Safety procedures and discipline c.Qualified supervision and discipline Scouting Safely Quiz

50 2. The best resource for BSA safety policies and procedures is: a.Scoutmasters Handbook b.Guide to Safe Scouting c.Fieldbook Scouting Safely Quiz

51 3. The leading cause of death in the United States (and during BSA activities) is: a.Cardiovascular disease b.Vehicular accidents c.Suicide Scouting Safely Quiz

52 4. The leading cause of accidental death in the United States is: a.Vehicular accidents b.Falls c.Drowning Scouting Safely Quiz

53 5. Drowsiness is a factor in many fatal highway accidents: a.True b.False Scouting Safely Quiz

54 6. General guidelines for all Scouting activities are provided by: a.Trek on Safely b.Sweet 16 of BSA Safety c.Safe Swim Defense Scouting Safely Quiz

55 7. A cold front moves through during a weekend campout, and Scouts propose using a cook stove in a tent for warmth. The primary hazard is: a.Fire of flammable bedding b.Burns from knocking over stove c.Carbon monoxide poisoning Scouting Safely Quiz

56 8. During Scouting events, the primary responsibility for safety rests with: a.Each individual youth b.Youth unit leaders c.Adult unit leaders Scouting Safely Quiz

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