The safety of our members, both youth and adults, is of the highest concern to the Pennsylvania Dutch Council and the Boy Scouts of America. Use these resources to help plan fun, safe, policy compliant Scouting activities.
Youth Protection Guidelines
To learn more about the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Policies check out the links below:
- Youth Protection Home
- Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse
- BSA Social Media Usage Guidelines
- Reminders for Adults about Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse
Guide to Safe Scouting
Scouting is a “managed risk “activity. No matter what, there will always be risks associated with the activities of Scouting. The Guide to Safe Scouting is the BSA’s guidebook for Scouters covering activity safety rules and activities that are off limits in the Scouting Program.
- Guide to Safe Scouting
- Age Appropriate Activity Guidelines
- Age Guidelines for SAFE Project Tool Use
- SAFE Checklist
- Safety Moments
- FORM – Request for Certificate of Insurance Must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the event.
Cub Scout Camping Policy
It is important to report accidents and injuries to the Council Service Center in a timely fashion after they happen. Understanding the types and causes of accidents can make Scouting safer for everyone by guiding improved training or other safety improvements to prevent such things from happening in the future. Use the forms linked below to report Incidents and Near Misses.
- Incident Reporting
- Incident Report Form – Use this form to report any incident that requires more than basic Scout rendered First Aid.
- Near Miss Incident Report-Fillable – Use this form to report incidents that only required basic Scout rendered First Aid and could have been worse.
For More information on these forms, how to fill them out, why they are important, and other supplemental materials click the button below: