The Nitty Gritty Blog – Proper Adult Supervision

For: Council Leadership, Commissioners, Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Committee Chairs, and Charter Reps.

This is part of a series of communications meant to help you develop grit in your Scouting unit. 

Safety Moment: Proper Adult Supervision

As we prepare to enter the summer camping season, it is an excellent time to review the supervision requirements of the Boy Scouts of America.

Adult supervision is vital for all events as the BSA has policies to protect both youth members and adult leaders. You can find those requirements on the National Council’s website as well as their frequently asked questions page.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. For more information on incident reporting and risk management, please visit our web page on our council site for guidance the proper procedures and steps.

To learn more about how to integrate safety into your program, check out the following resources:

National’s Collection of Safety Moments