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The html and pdf versions of the Guide to Safe Scouting are now updated and available for your use on www.scouting.org. Since you are excited to go review the updates, and will appreciate the positive, proactive guidance provided here is a direct link to the Table of Contents. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS/toc.aspx (are additional commentary added) The updates are: Front Matter: Scouter Code of Conduct added. II. Aquatics Safety: The Safety Afloat section was updated. (Whitewater - Class II or above for helmets - matching industry best practic
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS/toc.aspx has the latest updates posted this week. In addition to those below, the revisions include the age appropriate guidelines as well. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34416_Insert_Web.pdf Would ask that you take the time to review the updated Climbing and COPE activities section and share this information with others in your area. Would also suggest that if you have not reviewed it Belay On - the publication referenced - is a relatively new piece of literature for those who engage in the COPE / Climbing world. It