Safety In Scouting

All adults in Dorset are guided by The Scout Association’s policies and procedures. There is much support material that adults can reference. Best practice and working together aims to create the safest environment we can.

If an adult needs to deal with an accident, refer to the Purple Card procedures.

Contact your DC or the CC asap.

All adults undergo training, initially as part of ‘Getting Started: Essential Information’ (module 1) and then in more depth in ‘Running Safe Activities’ (module 17) or ‘Safety for Managers and Supporters’ (independent learning module). After that all adults must do refresher training every 5 years. This can be done online or via an instructor-led course and these are advertised on our Training Calendar.

Safety includes running activities, maintaining safe premises, food hygiene, safety online, managing emergencies, and accident and near miss reporting. Then there’s advice on bouncy castles and ticks, the list goes on. It is a wide and complex subject – John Milward can offer safety advice and can be reached on

All adults should regularly review their White Card which is a summary of our Best Practice and available from the Scout Shop free of charge.

Stay vigilant. Work together. Remember:

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls