Youth Safety

It is important to create a secure environment for our youth memebers. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for all our programs. Below you will find information on youth safety in regards to personal safety, privacy, youth protection, safety in the outdoors, keeping safe while online, as well as training for knife and fire safety for cub scouts. Maintaining youth and leader training provides units and individuals with the tools necessary for a fun and safe scouting experience.

Scouting Safely

The following resources may be used by parents and leaders in their efforts to protect youth. All of these resources can be purchased through the Lincoln Heritage Scout Shop at 502-267-8092, or contact the LHC Scout Shop Manager, Jaime Bloat at jaime.bloat@scouting.org.

Youth Safety

State Statutes on Child Welfare
Reporting requirements for child abuse differ from state to state. The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources on a variety of topics, including state statutes on child abuse. This site is not operated by the Boy Scouts of America.

Guide to Safe Scouting
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

It Happened to Me: Cub Scout Meeting Guide
Video Facilitator Guides. A sample letter to parents and guardians as well as English and Spanish meeting guides for facilitators' use when showing the age-appropriate sexual abuse prevention video. This video and guide can be borrowed from your Council office. Ask your District Executive for resources.

A Time to Tell: Troop Meeting Guide
Video Facilitator Guides. English and Spanish meeting guides for facilitators' use when showing the age-appropriate sexual abuse prevention video. This video and guide can be borrowed from your Council office. Ask your District Executive for resources.

Personal Safety Awareness Meeting Guide (Venturing Program)
Video Facilitator Guides. A sample letter to parents and guardians as well as English and Spanish meeting guides for facilitators' use when showing the age-appropriate sexual abuse prevention video.

Youth Protection Training Facilitators Guide
Video Facilitator Guides.

Camp Leadership ... A Guide for Camp Staff and Unit Leaders
Brochure for unit leaders and camp staff who are responsible for providing a safe and healthy camp setting where Scouts are free from the worries of child abuse.

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