Safety Moment – May 16, 2024

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Safety Moment – Water Safety Month: Different organizations give it different names, but when it come down to it, it’s all about aquatics safety. ♦ The Red Cross calls May Water Safety Month. ♦  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls this week Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. ♦ The National Safe Boating Council says […]

Safety Moment – May 1, 2024

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Safety Moment – Hazardous Weather Robert Baden-Powell once said the definition of the Scout motto Be Prepared is this: “A Scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.” Baden-Powell also advocated that young men spend a lot […]

Safety Moment – April 16, 2024

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Safety Moment – Child Abuse Prevention Month April is Child Abuse Prevention Month April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please take a moment to watch Roger Krone’s insightful video on child abuse prevention, especially as we observe Child Abuse Prevention Month this April!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LctmkOaYigM Have a safety related question? – contact [email protected]

Safety Moment – April 1, 2024

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Safety Moment –Distracted Driving April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. (For the record, we are against distracted driving.)   Hello Scouts and Scouters, Today’s safety moment is dedicated to a critical issue that affects us all: distracted driving. We must recognize that any activity diverting our attention from the road can lead to disastrous consequences. […]

Safety Moment – March 16, 2024

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Safety Moment – National Poison Prevention Week March 18th starts National Poison Prevention Week! Can you believe it has been a year already? This is a great time to review prevention, first aid and emergency procedures with your scouts and scouters.  A great place to start is the BSA’s Poison Control Centers Safety Moment.   Next, check […]

Safety Moment – March 1, 2024

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Safety Moment – Cell Phone Up to Date? Is your cell phone up to date?     I am not talking about the latest model, aps, or bells & whistles. I am talking about your contact list. Little known fact, cell phones can be used to make, what we called in the old days, phone calls.  In […]

Safety Moment – February 16, 2024

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Safety Moment – Safe Scouting Website Update Having trouble finding Safe Scouting forms, documents, and information? Check out the updated Scouting Safety Resources page. Have a safety related question? – contact [email protected]

Safety Moment – February 1, 2024

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Safety Moment – Happy Birthday BSA This month we celebrate the BSA’s 114th birthday on February 8th!  What does this have to do with safety? Well, 114 candles are a lot on a cake. Better have a fire extinguisher handy. Here are some safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Use a portable fire […]

Safety Moment – January 16, 2024

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Safety Moment – COLD to Stay Warm Keeping warm is the most important part of cold-weather camping and outdoor activities. Use the “C-O-L-D” method to stay warm.   C=Clean: Since insulation is only effective when heat is trapped by dead air spaces, keep your insulating layers clean and fluffy. Dirt, grime, and perspiration can mat […]

Safety Moment – December 16, 2023

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Safety Moment – Let’s Eat! Keep your holidays happy by handling food safely. The www.foodsafety.gov website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides some valuable holiday food safety tips:  Wash your hands frequently when handling food Keep raw meat away from fresh produce Use separate cutting boards, plates and utensils for uncooked and cooked […]

Safety Moment – December 1, 2023

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Safety Moment – Don’t Be a Clark Griswold (plus bonus ladder safety Decorating is one of the best ways to get in a holiday mood, but emergency departments see thousands of injuries involving holiday decorating every season. When decorating follow these tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Keep potentially poisonous plants – mistletoe, holly […]

Safety Moment – November 16, 2023

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Safety Moment – Thanksgiving Safety The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presents these top safety tips: Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food. Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently. Keep children away from the stove. The […]

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