Updates Made to Incident Reporting and Safety Guide

Scout safety is our top priority! Since the beginning of August, the Boy Scouts of America has made updates to incident reporting and to the Guide to Safe Scouting.

All incident reports must be filed with the Boy Scouts of America in Riskonnect within 72 hours of the incident. Incident reports are important to the Boy Scouts of America because information provided helps both National and the Patriots’ Path Council in assessing risk of our Scouts taking part in programs or use of facilities.

An incident report should be filed for any COVID-19 cases of registered Scouts or adult leaders, any injury or illness that requires attention beyond Scout rendered first aid, Youth Protection/membership infractions, and near miss incidents.

Information on and more detail of each of these incident reports can be found here. With the 72-hour reporting requirement, we need the help of all our Patriots’ Path families in getting information or reports filed.

Also, the Boy Scouts of America has released a new update to The Guide to Safe Scouting.

In the most recent update there are changes to the Age-Appropriate Guidelines and Transportation Policy. We are asking that every unit review the newest information. More information can be found here.