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BSA Policies

 The links below are the Southwest Florida Council and National BSA policies currently in effect.  Click on the link to view the downloadable document.

   Youth and Adult Member Behavior Guidelines 

Spread the Word About the Importance of Youth Protection with New Posters -

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the BSA to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

To help you spread the word about the importance of this effort, the Youth Protection Team has several new posters available for you to use in your unit meeting location.

The following posters are available for download:

 See It, Stop It, Report It
 BSA Code of Conduct
 Scouting's Barriers to Abuse
 Anti-Bullying (red background)
 Anti-Bullying (gold background)


Youth Protection Policy - Suspected Abuse Reporting Procedures

 Sample Pack Code of Conduct

 Sample Troop Code of Conduct

 Sample Crew Code of Conduct


           Insurance Information for Volunteers
            Insurance Claim Form
            How to file a claim
            SWFL Accident Insurance Description

For units requesting a certificate for Proof of Insurance or a COI with additional insured listed, please review the following information and submit your request via email (click on link).  These certificates are good for ALL OFFICIAL SCOUTING ACTIVITIES for 1 year.

            SWFL Accident Insurance (Proof of Insurance)  <- click email link
             This is the summer camp travel document

             1.  Provide Unit Type and Number
             2.  Name of Charter Partner
             3.  Address


             SWFL Accident Insurance (COI Additional Insured)  <- click email link
             (When a unit is using facilities and the vendor is requesting to be listed as an insured)

             1.  Name of Organization/Vendor requesting to be listed.
             2.  The address for the Organization/Vendor requesting to be listed.


             Charter Organization Insurance Endorsement
            Learning for Life Charter Endorsement

For incidents that have occurred at the unit level (not at events).  Visit the RISKONNECT online reporting site and enter the incident report.  Reporting must be submitted within 48 - 72 hours.

RISKONNECT website for Incident reporting.


 The BSA and Cell Phone Usage

 Activity Consent Form

 Unit Camp-Out Checklist

 SWFC Unit Policy Guide for Aquatics, Climbing & Shooting Sports

 Vehicle Safety
 Transporting Scouts Safely

Age Guidelines for Tool Use & Work at Elevations/Excavations

Scouting's Barriers to Abuse

B.S.A. Social Media Guidelines



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