As a Council, we are honored to be able to serve thousands of youth by providing a program that builds character, facilitates growth, and builds community. To help ensure that this program maintains its success, we will always prioritize the safety and well-being of those we serve. It is of utmost importance that all volunteers, staff, and Scouting affiliates receive Youth Protection Training, and maintain regular renewals of this training, to allow our youth the safest possible environment for development. . We want all youth to feel and be safe, their protection is our top priority. Please familiarize yourself with the following preventative measures, programs, and procedures.

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth. The Three Fires Council requires every registered adult leader to maintain a current Youth Protection Training certificate. . It's online and takes less than 45 minutes to complete.

Youth Protection

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth. Every registered adult leader is required to take Youth Protection Training every two years. It's online and takes less than 45 minutes to complete.

To make sure up to date, please log into My.Scouting.org to verify that you are current.

 Decision Tree  Who to call

Youth Protection Information  Barriers To Abuse

Guide To Safe Scouting

All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting and applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, policies, and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.

Online Version   PDF Version BSA Safety Moments

Incident Reporting

Timely, clear, concise, and complete incident reports allow for an appropriate response and an opportunity for analysis while promoting continuous improvement of our programs. You can report incidents, near misses, and youth protection/membership infraction incidents to your local council or enter them yourself.

Incident Reporting   Decision Tree  Who to call

 

BSA Covid reporting

Report sick and ID close contacts for tracing for prior 48 hours - enter in risk-connect and inform individuals with exposure.

  • Isolate stay home- 5 days- return to normal on day 6 with mask
  • Close contact- no testing if have had Covid within 90 days
  • 10 days avoid at-risk people and mask up
  • Test 5 days after exposure take precautions for 10 days

Exposure at Unit events- Units to report to Council.

Who, when, where, describe the activity, a roster of attendance, what precautions were taken, copy of any communication sent by unit- (if none or insufficient send a message from the office)

Exposure Instructions