BSA Supply No. 35944
Knowing about safety helps Scouts to make the right choices and to take the best actions to avoid accidents by making informed choices in their everyday activities and to respond appropriately during an emergency situation.
- Prepare a notebook to include
- Newspaper and other stories, facts, and statistics showing common types and causes
of injuries in the home and in the workplace, and how these injuries could be prevented
- Newspaper and other stories, facts, and statistics showing common types of crimes
and ways to avoid being a crime victim
- Facts you have obtained concerning the frequency of accidents and of crimes in your
- A paragraph or more, written by you, explaining how a serious fire, accident, or
crime could change your family life
- A list of safe practices and safety devices currently used by your family, such
as safety practices used while driving or working and safety devices that prevent
injuries or help in an emergency
- Do the following:
- Using a safety checklist approved by your counselor, make an inspection of your
home. Explain the hazards found and how they can be corrected.
- Review or develop your family's plan of escape in case of fire in your home.
- Do the following:
- Discuss with your counselor how you contribute to the safety of yourself, your family,
and your community.
- Show your family members how to protect themselves and your home from accidents,
fire, robbery, and assault.
- Discuss with your counselor the tips for online safety. Explain the steps individuals
can take to help prevent identity theft.
- Discuss with your counselor the three R's of Youth Protection and how to recognize
- Show your family the exits you would use from different public buildings (such as
a theater, municipal building, library, supermarket, shopping center, or your place
of worship) in the event of an emergency. Teach your family what to do in the event
that they need to take shelter in or evacuate a public place.
- Make an accident prevention plan for five family activities outside the home (at
your place of worship, at a theater, on a picnic, at the beach, and while traveling,
for example). Each plan should include an analysis of possible hazards, proposed
action to correct hazards, and reasons for the correction you propose in each plan.
- Plan and complete a safety project approved by your counselor for your home, school,
place of worship, place of employment, or community. Include in your plan an explanation
of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Advisory System and appropriate actions
to take for each threat level.
- Learn about three career opportunities in the field of safety. Pick one career and
find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss
this choice with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest
Boy Scout Handbook (including How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse), Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climb On Safely, and Fieldbook; Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety, First Aid, Lifesaving, and Wilderness Survival merit badge pamphlets
- American Red Cross. American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety. American Red Cross, 2002.
- --------. American Red Cross First Aid: Responding to Emergencies. Staywell, 2001.
- Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-22). FEMA, 2004. Order a free copy at 800-480-2520.
- Berardelli, Phil. Safe Young Drivers: A Guide for Parents and Teens.Nautilus Communications, 2000.
- Brown, Cooling. Home Emergency Guide. DK Publishing, 2002.
- Heberle, David, and Richard Scutella. The Complete Guide to Making Your Home Safe. Betterway Books, 1998.
- Lee, Laura. 100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life and What You Can Do About Them. Broadway Books, 2004.
- Morkes, Andrew, ed. Careers in Focus: Public Safety. Ferguson Publishing, 2001.
- Sharing the Roadway: Motorists and Motorcyclists in Traffic. Motorcycle Safety Foundation Inc., 2004.
- Vacca, John R. Identity Theft. Prentice Hall, 2003.
- Warde, John. The Healthy Home Handbook: All You Need to Know to Rid Your Home of Health and Safety Hazards. Three Rivers Press, 1997.
Organizations, Government Agencies, and Web Sites
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
607 14th St. NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
Web site: http://www.aaafoundation.org
American Red Cross
2025 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Web site: http://www.redcross.org
American Society of Safety Engineers
1800 E. Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
Web site: http://www.asse.org
100 Barr Harbor Drive
P.O. Box C700 West
Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
Web site: http://www.astm.org
Church Mutual Insurance
Web site: http://www.churchmutual.com
Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C St., SW
Washington, DC 20472
Toll-free telephone: 800-621-FEMA
Web site: http://www.fema.gov
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
2 Jenner St., Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92718-3800
Toll-free telephone: 800-447-4700
Web site: http://www.msf-usa.org
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
400 Seventh St., SW
Washington, DC 20590
Toll-free telephone: 888-327-4236
Web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
Web site: http://www.nsc.org
National Youth Sports Safety Foundation
One Beacon St., Suite 3333
Boston, MA 02108
Web site: http://www.nyssf.org
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Toll-free telephone: 800-321-OSHA
Web site: http://www.osha.gov/
Recreation Safety Institute
39 Shadyside Ave.
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Safe Kids Worldwide
1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
Web site: http://www.safekids.org
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
255 Main St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Toll-free telephone: 877-SADD-INC
Web site: http://www.sadd.org
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Web site: http://www.ul.com
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814-4408
Toll-free telephone: 800-638-2772
Web site: http://www.cpsc.gov
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Web site: http://www.ready.gov
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov