Guide to Safe Scouting

The official guidance for all scouting activities is found in the
Guide to Safe Scouting

Longs Peak Council Addendum

Safe Swim Defense

When Swimming in Moving / Flowing Water

  1. In all water activities in moving / flowing water where the water depth is at knee
    level or above of the shortest participant, a personal flotation device (lifejacket)
    will be worn by all participants.
  2. A downstream rescue method will be put into place while all water activity is taking place. Examples of methods to be used might be:
    1. positioning a shore lifeguard with throwable rescue gear / line
    2. stationing lifeguards in a boat with throwable rescue gear / line
    3. some other method that will allow rescue to take place for a person being swept downstream by the current.
  3. Jumping or leaping from shore or afloat into moving / flowing water will not be allowed.
    Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities

Youth Protection Training (YPT)

All adult leaders must be current in YPT.Youth Protection Training for Adults is available online at the BSA’s Online Learning Center.
In addition, the Longs Peak Council has instituted the LPC Abuse Reporting requirements.

Health & Medical Forms

Nicol Cub Camp Medical Form

Both youth and adults now use the Annual BSA Health and
Medical Record, Part A and B

A medical examination by a physician is not required for Camp Nicol Campers.

Boy Scout Camps Medical Forms

Both youth and adults now use the Annual BSA Health and
Medical Record, Parts A, B, and C
, signed by a physician within the past 12 months.

PLUS, for Colorado Camps, the LPC Immunizations form is required.

Participants at the Longs Peak Council’s Elkhorn High Adventure Base should also use the old LPC Medical Form Part D.

Day Camps, Weekend Events and Other Short-Term Events (less than 72 hours)

Both youth and adults now use the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record, Part A and B
A medical examination by a physician is not required.

For more detailed information about the forms, please see the Annual Health and Medical Record page of the BSA’s Scouting Safely web site.
En Espanól Registro Médico y de Salud Anual