Safe Scouting

Having fun safely is a priority in Scouting.  The Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America emphasize safety.  All leaders must undergo training in several areas to include:

Additional Training includes:

There is much more than this.  The Boy Scouts of America publishes the Guide to Safe Scouting to help ensure the health and safety of our youth.

We also want to highlight additional areas of concern: 

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease, first identified in 1975 in Lyme, Connecticut, is a bacterial illness transmitted by a tick bite. Although the disease is found more frequently in the North and the upper Midwest, cases have been reported in Virginia since 1982.  This is a very real and common infectious disease.  Since Scouts often goes outdoors, this is an area of real and special concern for our Scouting program.