Health and Safety

Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume, and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting, and none enjoy a better safety record. The key to maintaining and improving this exemplary record is the conscientious and trained adult leader who is attentive to safety concerns.

As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the BSA National Council have developed the “Sweet Sixteen” of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgement and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Contact Us

Guy Eaton

Enterprise Risk Management Chair
603-625-6431

Andrew Murphy

Director of Support Services
603-625-6431

Incident Reporting

In the event of an incident, Scouting volunteers are required 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.  The following individuals must be notified in the event of an incident that requires the intervention of a medical provider beyond basic rendered first aid.

To assist Scouting volunteers, the Incident Report Form must be completed and submitted to deric.wertz@scouting.org for all injuries, illnesses, and incidents during Scouting activities.

Who to Contact

Point of Contact Name Email
Primary Deric Wertz
Secondary Andrew Murphy
Secondary Camping Department