Tour and Activity Plan
The Tour and Activity Plan has been released. To access this online tool you must have a MyScouting account. To create a Tour and Activity Plan [click here]
Tour and Activity Plan Resources:
Tour and Activity Plan FAQ's
Tour and Activity Plan Slideshow
Unit Tour and Activity Plan Access
Tour and Activity Plan Video
Scouting Safely Newsletters
SCOUTING SAFETY NEWS ALERT
The Boy Scouts of America has nearly a century of experience conducting high-adventure outdoor activities in a manner that is safe for all participants. The following resources and information are provided to enable adult leaders and youth to help us maintain our impeccable safety record.
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Weather Smart Resources The Health and Safety Service offers online news, links, and resources to help you plan and prepare for hazardous weather.
Managing Risk (from the Fieldbook)
The best way to stay safe in the outdoors is to avoid getting into trouble in the first place. That requires planning, training, leadership, good judgment, and accepting responsibility—in short, risk management.
Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities
This chart provides an at-a-glance reference to activity guidelines that are based on the mental, physical, emotional, and social maturity of youth members.
Guide to Safe Scouting
The Guide to Safe Scouting is the unit leaders' guide to current policies and procedures.
The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety
As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in Scout activity, the BSA National Health & Safety Committee have developed 16 points that embody good judgement and common sense for all activities.
The Driver's Pledge
This pledge outlines five key points that a driver should attend in order to safely convey Scouts of their outings.
Risk Management Newsletter
The Risk Management Newsletter provides timely news about current issues and recent updates to our policies and procedures.
Health and Safety News
The Health and Safety Service provides periodic updates for Scouting leaders on a variety of relevant health- and safety-related topics.
Safe Swim Defense
The Safe Swim Defense is a plan for conducting swimming activities in a safe manner.
Safety Afloat has been developed to promote boating and boating safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat.
Policy on Use of Chemical Fuels
This policy is intended to encourage safe practices when using chemical fuels - liquid, gel, and gas.
Emergency Preparedness Award
Working with the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Boy Scouts of America has developed an award program to help Scouts to be prepared for emergencies of all kinds.
BSA Bike Safety Guidelines
This set of guidelines and procedures provides guidance for the use of bicycles in program activities on every level of the organization.
The Latest First Aid for Wounds and CPR
The BSA has checked with experts in the federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with the American Red Cross.
First Aid Log for Council/District Activity, No. 680-127
For a council/district activity or event including day camps. Single-Page Version | Duplex Version
Incident Information Report No. 680-016
Used to report all injuries, illnesses, and incidents during scouting activities or on council owned properties that require the intervention of a medical provider beyond basic Scout-rendered first-aid.
Near Miss Incident Information Report No. 680-017
Used to report near misses in programs such as COPE / Climbing activities. A near miss does not result in injury, illness, or damage by definition, but it had the potential to do so.
Flying Plan Application, No. 680-672
The flying plan is an addtional tool to plan your next basic or advanced orientation flight and is used to provide supplimental information with the tour plan.
Activity Consent Form and Approval by Parents or Legal Guardian
Required for BSA Aviation flights, recommended for all activities.
Meeting Place Inspection Checklist
Annual Health and Medical Record
Parts A and B are to be completed at least annually by participants in all Scouting events. This health history, parental/guardian informed consent and hold harmless/release agreement, and talent release statement is to be completed by the participant and parents/guardians.
Part C is the physical exam that is required for participants in any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, for all high-adventure base participants, or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding. Service projects or work weekends may fit this description. Part C is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed heath-care provider—physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. It is important to note that the height/weight limits must be strictly adhered to when the event will take the unit more than 30 minutes away from an emergency vehicle, accessible roadway, or when the program requires it, such as backpacking trips, high-adventure activities, and conservation projects in remote areas. See the FAQs for when this does not apply.
Part D is required to be reviewed by all participants of a high-adventure program at one of the national high-adventure bases and shared with the examining health-care provider before completing Part C.
Philmont Scout Ranch. Participants and guests for Philmont activities that are conducted with limited access to the backcountry, including most Philmont Training Center conferences and family programs, will not require completion of Part C. However, participants should review Part D to understand potential risks inherent at 6,700 feet in elevation in a dry Southwest environment. Please review specific registration information for the activity or event.
Northern Tier National High Adventure Base
Florida National High Adventure Sea Base .
The PADI medical form is also required if scuba diving at this base.
FAQs concerning the new Annual Health and Medical Record
Immunization Exemption Request
Request for exemption from tetanus immunization requirement.
Medical Care Exemption Request
Request for exemption from medical care.
Updated (October 2008) immunization policy and support information. The Boy Scouts of America encourages all members of the Scouting community to become fully protected with vaccines that are now available to prevent infectious diseases that are dangerous for children and adults living in the United States.