Keeping Kids Safe:

  • Youth Protection Training Policies - Learn about Youth Protection Training, which is required for all BSA volunteers, regardless of position. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before beginning service as a volunteer. In order to remain registered as an adult, Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years.
  • Required PA Clearances for Volunteers - Everyone should be aware of the Criminal Record, Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprinting requirements for all new BSA volunteers as of June 30, 2015.
  • Affidavit of Residency - The affidavit of residency, a document to show proof of residence, should be completed by all adult volunteers who qualify for exemption from FBI Fingerprinting requirements – Please read “Required PA Clearances for Volunteers” above to determine if you are exempt.
  • A Guide to Safe Scouting - This guide provides an overview of policies and procedures related to conducting Scouting activities in a safe manner. Answers to many specific questions can be found here. Additional Scouting safety information is available at www.scouting.org/HealthandSafety.aspx.
  • Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scout Activities - Use these guidelines, developed based on the mental, physical, emotional, and social maturity of Boy Scouts of America youth members, to plan age-and-rank-appropriate activities for Cub Scout dens and packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews.

 

Medical & Insurance:

  • BSA Medical Form - The form is divided into three parts: Part A (Informed Consent, Release Agreement and Authorization), Part B (General Information/Health History), and Part C (Pre-Participation Physical – which must be completed by certified and licensed physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners, or physician assistants.)
  • Medical Insurance Claim Form - This form is to be used after an injury occurs, when a claim needs to be made for medical insurance.
  • Request for Liability Certificate - Our local Council’s Scout Service Center can assist volunteers with requesting a liability certificate for unit, district, or Council activities. Two weeks should be allowed for processing of certificate requests.
  • BSA Near Miss Form - Please complete this form when an incident occurs that does NOT result in injury, illness, or damage by definition, but had the potential to do so. Completed Near Miss Forms should be returned to Jack Waite at jack.waite@scouting.org 

Consent Forms:

  • Activity Consent Form - Units can use this ready-made form to obtain approval and consent for  Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and guests (if applicable) under 21 years of age to participate in a den, pack, troop, or crew trip, expedition, or activity.
  • Photo Release Form - Photo releases are not required for events open to the general public; however, they should be used at events that would be considered invitation-only and where the media may not be invited. Please note that the photo release form is NOT needed for events requiring a BSA Medical Form, as photo release is authorized through signing Part A of the medical form.