Safety equipment is a special category of equipment that requires extra attention and, in some cases, may be covered by regulations or require that the responsible Scouter have additional training or certifications.
- Scouters are responsible for:
- Verifying the required safety equipment, including gloves, eyewear, and safety harnesses, for each activity
- Ensuring that all participants (youth, Scouters, parents, other adults) use the safety equipment
- Helmets – Everyone (youth and adult) must wear a helmet appropriate for the activity when participating in the following:
- Cycling, skating, rock climbing, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and ziplining.
- All activities in which there is the potential for an incident that could lead to a serious head injury.
- Life jackets and personal floatation devices (PFD’s) – All persons engaged in boating activity, including rowing, canoeing, sailing, boardsailing, paddle boarding, motor boating, waterskiing, rafting, tubing, and kayaking, must wear properly fitted Transport Canada-approved life jackets or personal floatation devices.