Trek safely l.jpg
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 16

Trek Safely PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Trek Safely George Crowl The Problem Accidents Close calls (indications of a potential accident) The Response Scouting is responsible for the safety of all trek participants. Trek Safely is designed to promote safety and help prevent accidents.

Download Presentation

Trek Safely

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Trek safely l.jpg

TrekSafely

George Crowl


The problem l.jpg

The Problem

  • Accidents

  • Close calls (indications of a potential accident)


The response l.jpg

The Response

  • Scouting is responsible for the safety of all trek participants.

  • Trek Safely is designed to promote safety and help prevent accidents.

  • Accidents occur when Trek Safely procedures are not followed.


The policy l.jpg

The Policy

  • Youth and adult leaders:

    • Should appreciate potential hazards that may be encountered

    • Take steps to reduce risks

    • Adherence to seven pointsof Trek Safely will avoid most significant risks


Overview l.jpg

Qualified supervision

Keep fit

Plan ahead

Gear up

Communicate clearly and completely

Monitor conditions

Discipline

Overview


1 qualified supervision l.jpg

1. Qualified Supervision

  • Mature and conscientious adult, 21 or over

  • Accepts responsibility for safety of group

  • Two adults minimum (one 21)

  • One person first aid trained

    • ARC Wilderness First Aid / CPR


2 keep fit l.jpg

2. Keep Fit

  • Class 2 or 3 medical record if over 72 hours

  • Accidents are often related to individual health conditions

  • Review the medical records

  • Adjust the trek and activities to reduce individual risk

  • Have a regular fitness regimen. Start slowly and increase the exercise


3 plan ahead l.jpg

3. Plan Ahead

  • Trek should match

    • Maturity

    • Skill Level

    • Fitness

  • Obtain required permits (public / private)

  • Leave No Trace training


4 gear up l.jpg

4. Gear Up

  • Check for proper equipment and clothing

  • Every crew has first-aid kit and water

  • Reminder to bring and take medications

  • Train in specialized equipment


5 communicate clearly and completely l.jpg

5. CommunicateClearly and Completely

  • Know what to expect and what is expected

  • Talk to each other

  • Itinerary

    • Shared with parents

    • Changes given to contact person

    • Changes passed on

  • Consider carrying cell phone or radio


6 monitor conditions l.jpg

6. Monitor Conditions

  • Leaders make good decisions

  • Check weather, terrain, morale, food, water and physical condition

  • If adverse conditions develop, stop or turn back


7 discipline l.jpg

7. Discipline

  • Participants — know, understand, respect rules and procedures

    • Teach before the outing

    • Review immediately prior to the activity

    • Teach the reason why

  • Follow instructor’s directions

  • Be strict and fair


Resources l.jpg

Resources

  • Passport to High Adventure (#4310 / 18-075)

  • Fieldbook, #33200

  • MBPs—Backpacking, Camping, Canoeing, Cycling, Hiking, Horsemanship, Small-Boat Sailing, Swimming, Whitewater

  • Personal Health and Medical Record Forms—Class 1 / 2, #34414; Class 3, #34412


Planning exercise l.jpg

Planning Exercise

  • Five-day backpacking, Rockies, July

  • 1000 miles travel, adequate funds

  • Crew has four young men, three young women, two men, one woman

  • Develop a plan. Use all seven elements. Include all BSA requirements.


Summary l.jpg

Qualified supervision

Keep fit

Plan ahead

Gear up

Communicate clearly and completely

Monitor conditions

Discipline

Summary


Questions l.jpg

Questions?


  • Login