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 out the website, which has a plethora of information. Remember – If an individual has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can’t be awakened, call 911 immediately.


The California Poison Control System has a number of events for National Poison Prevention Week including a live presentation on their Facebook page on Rattlesnake Awareness Day on March 22.


Lastly, did you put the Poison Hotline in your phone like I told you at the beginning of the month?  No?  Do it right now. I’ll wait.   

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Got it? Good!

Here are some of the essential phone numbers you need:

Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

Scouts First Helpline 1-844-SCOUTS1 or 1-844-726-8871

GGAC Scout Executive Mike Hale 1-925-674-6150              

GGAC Service Center 1-925- 674-6100

California County Emergency Response Child Abuse Reporting Telephone Numbers within the GGAC footprint

Alameda County


Calaveras County

(209)-754-6500 – After hours

Contra Costa County


Del Norte County


El Dorado County

(530)-642-7100 – Placerville
(530)-573-3201 – South Lake Tahoe

Lake County


Mendocino County

(707)-463-7992 – Ukiah
(707)-962-1100 – Fort Bragg
(866)-263-0368 – Toll free

Napa County


San Francisco County


Solano County


Sonoma County

(800) 870-7064

Tuolumne County

(209)-533-4357 – After hours

(Here is the full list of County Emergency Response Child Abuse Reporting Numbers)

Get them in your phone.

Have a safety related question? – contact [email protected]

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