Be Risk Aware, Be Scout Safe
On-line tools play an increasingly important role in keeping us all connected. When adults and young people interact with one another through Scouting@Home, our responsibility to provide a healthy and safe recreational environment moves from the Scout Hall or campsite, into members’ homes and surroundings. Developers of on-line materials support a safe environment by careful selection of activities and by providing participants with instruction where needed. Youths are prompted and coached to consider the hazards specific to their individual surrounds using the Scouting principles of Plan > Do > Review.
Recreational Health and Safety
Scouts NSW aims to safely deliver a fun, challenging and adventurous program that excites young people and their families. It figures that most of what we do is described as recreational. Various activities procedures and child protection procedures, fact sheets etc are in place to help us fulfil our ethical and legal duties in relation to providing a healthy and safe recreational environment.
Workplace Health and Safety
In order to support the recreational activities, work is done by professional employed staff and volunteers. Work can be performed in offices, Scout Halls, activity centres, camp sites etc. During work activities, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws apply. Guidance is provided on what activities typically are regarded as work and everyone who performs work – paid or unpaid- must follow the WHS procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
See the FAQs below for further information about how recreation and work procedures co-exist at Scouts NSW.