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District Health and Safety

Health & Safety

The Bull Run District Health and Safety committee is here to assist unit leaders with resources to allow them to offer a safe and healthy environment for their members.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or assistance,

Ian Pleet, Vice Chair
Bull Run District Health and Safety Committee


‘Trained’ Leader Designation to Require Hazardous Weather Training

Effective April 30,2018 All new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained.

This course is available around-the-clock in the BSA Learn Center by logging in to your account on

Online resources related to Safe Scouting

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting (a must read for all adult leaders to learn what activities are permitted or not permitted, as well as to learn safe operating procedures for a number of activities) at

In the continuing effort to protect participants in Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee has developed 16 points that embody good judgment and common sense for all activities. Go to to learn more about the Sweet 16 of Scout Safety.

The national BSA Scouting Safety website can be found at

BSA Safety Thoughts @

BSA On-line training modules (Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climbing Safely, Hazardous Weather, Trek Safely, etc.) can be completed online at

On-line health, safety and risk management on scouting official site at

Scouting Safety Begins with Leadership BSA video (an informative video highlighting the hazards of driving, swimming and boating, hiking, and climbing) at

BSA Health and Safety Training Course Syllabus can be found at

“Managing Risk” from Chapter 6 of the Boy Scout Fieldbook can be found available online at

Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies

Millions of children and adults in the United States have been diagnosed with specific food allergies that can be life-threatening. Initial food allergy reactions can occur at any time, even in previously undiagnosed individuals. The Health and Safety team has become aware of these risks and has developed food allergy prevention guidelines that can be useful in helping people with food allergies be prepared at all types of Scouting events.

The guidelines include information for Scouts and their families, adult leaders, and camps to plan ahead for many types of events and trips. Although the document is not intended to be all-inclusive, it does identify many common experiences and is meant to begin a dialogue regarding food allergy prevention.

The guidelines for managing food allergies can be found at:

The document also links to several reputable websites that will educate and inform you about food allergy prevention.

 It can wait!

Never text and drive and do everything you can to convince your driving-age Scouts to do the same.Take the pledge at not to text and drive and put that promise into action by: