The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety
The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety was developed by the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division. These points serve as a safety starting point for all scouting activities. Our job is to do what we can to protect all participants in an activity by using common sense and good judgement.  Below are the 16 points of Safety as identified by the BSA.  Remember these points as we're helping the boys plan activities.  For more information see the official BSA documentation at: The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety
  1. Qualified Supervision
  2. Physical Fitness
  3. Buddy System
  4. Safe Area or Course
  5. Equipment Selection and Maintenance
  6. Personal Safety Equipment
  7. Safety Procedures and Policies
  8. Skill Level Limits
  9. Weather Check
  10. Planning
  11. Communications
  12. Plans and Notices
  13. First-Aid Resources
  14. Applicable Laws
  15. CPR Resource
  16. Discipline