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Winter Sports SafetyA program provided by Bay-Lakes CouncilWith support from BSA Risk Management


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Winter Sports SafetyBeyond camping, a number of cold-weather activities present challenges to the Scout and leader, such as cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing.


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Winter Sports SafetyEssential ingredients for fun include skill training and an awareness of the hazards unique to these activities.


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Winter Sports Safety

Snow conditions, hazardous terrain, special clothing needs, and emergency survival are important issues for a safe and successful experience.


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Be sure your winter outdoor activity always follows these guidelines:

All winter activities must be supervised by mature and conscientious adults (at least one of whom must be age 21 or older) who understand and knowingly accept responsibility for the well-being and safety of the youth in their care, who are experienced and qualified in the particular skills and equipment involved in the activity, and who are committed to compliance with the seven points of BSA Winter Sports Safety.


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Be sure your winter outdoor activity always follows these guidelines:

Leaders should emphasize preventing accidents through adherence to safety measures and proper technique.


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Be sure your winter outdoor activity always follows these guidelines:

The use of helmets is required for the following activities:

downhill skiing, snowboarding and operation of snowmobiles.


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Be sure your winter outdoor activity always follows these guidelines:

The adult leader should be familiar with the physical circumstances of each youth participant and make appropriate adjustments in the activity or protection as warranted by individual health or physical conditions.


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Be sure your winter outdoor activity always follows these guidelines:

It is essential that all equipment fit and function properly.

Use only designated areas.


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Be sure your winter outdoor activity always follows these guidelines:

All participants should know, understand, and respect the rules and procedures for safe winter activity. The applicable rules should be presented and learned before the outing, and all participants should review them just before the activity begins.


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CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY guidelines:

Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.


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CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY guidelines:

Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.


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CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY guidelines:

Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.


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Guide to Safe Scouting guidelines:

For more information on policies and procedures for Unit activities, consult the Guide to Safe Scouting found at:

http://scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx


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