Volume 6 Issue 8
March 2000


Safety Rules for Outdoor Activities
"Cub Scout Leader Book"

  1. Always have a first-aid kit handy. If possible, have an adult trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) attend pack functions.
  2. Remember that adequate leadership and supervision help prevent accidents.
  3. Encourage the boys to use the buddy system and pair up so that they are aware of each other's whereabouts at all times.
  4. Have a plan for personal or natural emergencies (such as lightning storms, high winds, or flash floods) that could occur during an outdoor activity. Know where emergency care can be obtained quickly.
  5. Check out the location in advance for hazards.
  6. Avoid such dangers as buildings in disrepair or under construction, fire hazards, stinging insects, poisonous plants, tools improperly used, and sports or games that are inappropriate for the age and size of the boys. Accidents can be prevented.
  7. Select a well-identified gathering place in the event the group is separated.
  8. An adult should always supervise when Cub Scouts are building fires and cooking. If the den is using a ground fire, clear a space ten feet in diameter of all burnable materials. Stay away from trees with low-hanging branches. The use of chemical or liquid fuel stoves must be limited to adult.

The "Cub Scout Leader Book" is available at your Scout Shop.

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