Keeping our boys safe is the top priority of the Boy Scouts of America. That’s why the Boy Scouts of America has developed the “Sweet Sixteen” of BSA safety procedures to help ensure that our boys are safe. The Sweet Sixteen points apply to all Scouting activities–especially physical activities. They are included in the 120 page Guide to Safe Scouting.
One of the most important points of the Sweet Sixteen is the buddy system. When participating in an outdoor activity, boys should have a buddy. They should know where that buddy is at all times, and they should never go anywhere without their buddy. Continue reading