When Scouters center youth and start with “Yes! ... and” trusting them to make responsible choices, they are empowering youth to meet their potential. In Scouts, we believe youth are capable of anything.
Safety Week is about centering the youth’s perspective on achieving awesome adventures with the safety of all in mind.
The goal of Safety Week will be to highlight some trends from previous years and provide some guidance, tips, best practices, and activities to engage youth to be involved in the planning for the upcoming seasons’ adventures. Afterall, no Adventure is fun if someone gets hurt.
Spring Safety Week — April 3rd - 8th 2023 : Being Mindful of Concussions
Complacency can be the enemy of safety in any setting, whether at your meeting hall, at camp, or while taking part in an adventure. This leads to a lack of caution or feeling safe. When we become complacent, we tend to assume that everything will be okay. Concussions are the most common injury we see reported during ‘low-risk’ activities. Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury that can occur in common situations, including steam-off games or regular meetings. They are more present during low-risk complacency-prone situations falls.
This Safety Week, we are updating our resources to spread awareness around the prevention and “return to Scouts” before and after a concussion occurs.