Health and Safety
Health & Safety of our Scouting family is very vital to our outdoor program, however Scouting teaches us to be prepared! The Health & Safety taught through Scouting to the youth, parent, leaders and units is very important to your immediate family and your community. The Boy Scouts of America provides many opportunities for classes in Health & Safety, but we also work with other community non-profit organizations to provide our members additional certifications and safety classes.
Camp La-No-Che and the Central Florida Council is proud to assist in providing some of these Health & Safety classes. Here are some examples of programs provided: Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED, Safety Merit Badge, Youth Protection and more program is under development.
Risk Management and Health & Safety Resource Links:
Risk Management and Safety are very important in consideration during any Scouting event whether at home during a den meeting, on a field trip or during a campout. The Boy Scouts of America provides some excellent resources for your use to protect the Scouts and their leaders. Please use the links below for the resources provided for safety and reducing risk.
Boy Scouts of America National Council Resources:
- Guide to Safe Scouting Online
- Camping Guidelines
- Climb on Safely
- Fact Sheet: Scouting & Climbing
- Fact Sheet: Drugs: A Deadly Game
- American Red Cross National Website
- American Red Cross of Central Florida (Orange, Seminole & Osceola)
- American Red Cross Coast to Coast Chapter (Volusia, Lake & Flagler)
- American Red Cross Space Coast (Brevard)
- Central Florida Council BSA Accident/Incident Report Form (.pdf file – Adobe Reader):
Units and districts to use reporting major or recurring accidents/incidents involving increased safety problems that increase our risk. After the report is sent to the Council Risk Management Committee, it will be reviewed at the next quarterly Risk Management Committee meeting. Then the Risk Management Committee will reply to the unit on the safety issue. The committee will also look at the need to forward this accident/incident report on to the National Risk Management Committee.