Risk Management Materials
Welcome to the web presence of the Five Rivers Council Risk Management Committee. The purpose of this page is to present leaders with
a useful resource to find information that is needed to help reduce their risk while participating in the Scouting programs. This
includes any form of injuries, liabilities, and accidents. It is hoped that you will find this information useful!
- *NEW!*Scouting Safely Website (BSA
National) - A website put together by the national BSA office providing resources for safe Scouting activities. A Must Read
resource for leaders with questions!
- Frequently Asked Questions -
Leaders often ask difficult questions
that deserve simple answers. This document has been created to be a resource if you have a question, in lieu of going to your district
executive first. This is a constantly evolving document, so feel free to submit a question or interesting situation via the
Submission Page Here
- Guide to Safe Scouting - The
one stop resource when
asking questions about any Scouting policy. If you are in doubt about whether or not an activity is age-appropriate or even
approved, check this resource first!
- Youth Protection Reporting Procedures
you witness or become aware of a potential youth protection issue, you may be unsure how to procede. Download this resource, which
will tell you everything you need to know!
- Youth Protection Online Training
- Tour Permit - Planning an activity also involves making the council aware of it for insurance coverage purposes.
ALWAYS file a tour permit for any trips that require traveling distances outside of your local community and that involve carpooling
and multiple drivers.
-- Fact Sheet -> Download
-- Filing Instructions -> Download
-- File Online via My Scouting Portal
- Proof of Liability Insurance Request Form
- The necessary paperwork to request a certificate of insurance from the Five Rivers Council
- First Aid Log and Instructions - Scout Shop
Item # - An exclusive publication of the Risk Management committee
- First Aid Training - Available at the
Red Cross via chapter prices or via the
Five Rivers Council trainers. You can reach the council first aid coordinator at our
Contact Page Here
- Become a First Aid Training Instructor - Complete the information on the contact form in
- 2010 Medical Form - One of the
most imperative pieces of
information that should be had on every PARTICIPANT, not just Scouts. Adult leaders should have current health information present when
participating in outings.
- Power of Attorney Form (editable RTF document) - A sample Power of
Attorney form that gives Scout leaders permission to allow treatment for Scouts injured on an outing. When used in combination with a
Class III medical form, and used only in a emergency, it allows a leader to make medical decisions when a parent absolutely cannot be
- Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat Training - The first stop
certification when taking Scouts to participate in a water activity or a boating activity of any kind. Complete with instructions and a
printable certification card.
- Climb on Safely Training - This is the
primary BSA training for taking a youth on an outing that requires any activity involving climbing. This training is not available
online, however we have instructors who are interested in bringing this training to your unit. Get in touch with our instructors via the
Contact Page Here.
- Venturing Firearm Safety Training
- This is the primary BSA
training for a Venturer to learn firearm safety. This training is not available online, however we have instructors who are interested in
bringing this training to your unit. Get in touch with our instructors via the
Contact Page Here.
- Approved Cub Scout Camping Locations
- Pack Overnighter Site Approval Form
- The form used
to certify a Cub Scout camping location for use by packs in the local council. Certification is good for two years.
- Emergency Preparedness Award Form
- This award
was created in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security to reward Scouts for knowing what to do in the case of an emergency.
It can be earned by all levels of Scouts. If you want some more information on the award, you can visit the
Emergency Preparedness page on
the Scouting website.