Updated Guide to Safe Scouting

The September 2021 update to the Guide to Safe Scouting is now available in both PDF and online format. All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting and applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, policies, and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.

The FAQs related to prohibited activities have also been updated. You can read the FAQ here.

Additionally the FAQ related to the annual health and medical record has been updated with new guidance related to vaccines. Read the FAQ