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New SAFE Scouting Forms for service projects

The BSA recently revised two forms that are useful for service project planning, including Eagle Scout service projects. These two forms were briefly mentioned in the Scouting Wire Newsletter this past Wednesday. In case you have not seen the forms I am including them below:

The SAFE Service Project Planning Checklist is intended to help in planning all types of service projects. Although this checklist should be used for planning Eagle Scout service projects, it is not an added requirement:

ð https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/healthsafety/pdf/680-027.pdf

The SAFE Project Tool Use form is an updated version of the previous “ Age Guidelines for Tool Use and Work at Elevations or Excavations” form.

ð https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/healthsafety/pdf/680-028.pdf

To better understand the BSA’s approach to SAFE Scouting please check out the following links:

The first one discusses the BSA’s approach to the four points of SAFE Scouting to ensure the safety of all participants when delivering the Scouting program:

ð SAFE Scouting | Boy Scouts of America

The second link includes some real incidents in Scouting where at least one of these four points of SAFE Scouting was not followed, and tragedy ensued:

ð SAFE Scouting | Boy Scouts of America

Finally, if it has been a while since you have visited the BSA’s Scouting Safely webpage, I encourage you to spend a few minutes checking out the wealth of material found there:

ð Scouting Safely | Boy Scouts of America