We provide fun, challenge and adventure to
over 400,000 girls and boys across the UK
a a a  A A
Disclosures Compass POL Print Centre

Accidents and illness

Accidents and illness are something that, sooner or later, most scout leaders will have to deal with. Many scouting activities carry with them a small percentage of risk, from the possibilities of injuries from activities and games to the risk of burns or food poisoning from camp cooking. Some scouts might simply become ill on camp.

A sense of adventure is essential in scouting, indeed managing and dealing with risk is important in the development of young people. However, as leaders it is important to understand some sensible precautions we can take to keep scouts safe, and to know how to react appropriately and competently if anything does go wrong.

 

CEOP
© Copyright The Scout Association 2017. All Rights Reserved.
Charity Numbers 306101 (England and Wales) and SC038437 (Scotland).
Registered address: The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, England E4 7QW