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Guide to Safe Scouting


The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare members of the Boy Scouts of America to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner. The policies and guidelines have been established because of the real need to protect members from known hazards that have been identified through 100 years of experience. Limitations on certain activities should not be viewed as stumbling blocks; rather, policies and guidelines are best described as stepping-stones toward safe and enjoyable adventures for all BSA members.

All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America policies and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting provides an overview of Scouting policies and procedures rather than comprehensive, standalone documentation. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.

In situations not specifically covered in this guide, activity planners should evaluate the risk or potential risk of harm, and respond with action plans based on common sense, community standards, the Boy Scout motto, and safety policies and practices commonly prescribed for the activity by experienced providers and practitioners.

Recent changes:
>>UPDATE 9-25-2012

This App has been rewritten to allow Caching. What this means for you is that once you have opened a screen and viewed its contents it will be saved in memory and even if you are out in the woods with no reception, you should be able to view the screen!

8/15/12:
Some devices may require that data be refreshed on the first use. To do this, go to the Menu> Refresh All Data while in the application.

03/16/12: Added Support for installation to SD card.
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About Guide to Safe Scouting
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare members of the Boy Scouts of America to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner. The policies and guidelines have been established because of the real need to protect members from known hazards that have been identified through 100 years of experience. Limitations on certain activities should not be viewed as stumbling blocks; rather, policies and guidelines are best described as stepping-stones toward safe and enjoyable adventures for all BSA members.

All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America policies and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting provides an overview of Scouting policies and procedures rather than comprehensive, standalone documentation. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.

In situations not specifically covered in this guide, activity planners should evaluate the risk or potential risk of harm, and respond with action plans based on common sense, community standards, the Boy Scout motto, and safety policies and practices commonly prescribed for the activity by experienced providers and practitioners.

Recent changes:
>>UPDATE 9-25-2012

This App has been rewritten to allow Caching. What this means for you is that once you have opened a screen and viewed its contents it will be saved in memory and even if you are out in the woods with no reception, you should be able to view the screen!

8/15/12:
Some devices may require that data be refreshed on the first use. To do this, go to the Menu> Refresh All Data while in the application.

03/16/12: Added Support for installation to SD card.

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A Google User
Jul 15, 2014
Needs updating I would give it 5 stars if the developer would update and keep it current. Developer is also unresponsive.
A Google User
Jun 1, 2014
Out of date.... As with other products by this developer, it appears this app is no longer being kept up to date. The latest GTSS can be found on the bsa website.
A Google User
May 10, 2014
I love this app-but it says some of the content is not available on the 'free version'. I cannot find another version-to pay to see rest of app. Its awesome to have the GTSS ( BSA Rules Bible) in palm of my hand to 'clarify' for Leaders ;-)
A Google User
Apr 28, 2014
Thank u because u helped me how to be safe....
A Google User
Oct 7, 2013
Awesome app for a scout parent!