Updated Youth Protection Training Guidelines, please review below:
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare members of the Boy
Scouts of America to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.
The policies and guidelines have been established because of the real need to
protect members from known hazards that have been identified through
100 years of experience. Limitations on certain activities should not be viewed
as stumbling blocks; rather, policies and guidelines are best described as
stepping-stones toward safe and enjoyable adventures.
All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar
with the Guide to Safe Scouting and be aware of state or local government
regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America policies and guidelines. The
Guide to Safe Scouting provides an overview of Scouting policies and procedures
rather than comprehensive, standalone documentation. For some items, the
policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional
reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.
In situations not specifically covered in this guide, activity planners should
evaluate the risk or potential risk of harm, and respond with action plans based
on common sense, community standards, the Boy Scout motto, and safety
policies and practices commonly prescribed for the activity by experienced
providers and practitioners.