This course is offered to all unit leaders, district staff and council staff. All leaders should receive this training every two years.
To promote and achieve unit leadership understanding and acceptance of responsibility for the well-being and safety of Scouts entrusted to their care when they lead unit activities.
To introduce the sandwich principle in Boy Scouts of America safety-the critical role of qualified supervision and discipline. To identify areas of risk in Scouting activities, especially at the unit level and to define key safety procedures for each activity.
To acquaint unit leaders with Boy Scouts of America resource materials for use in planning safe Scout activities.
To inform unit leaders that the vast majority of serious injuries and fatal accidents that occur in the Scouting program happen at the unit level.