Guide to Safe Scouting
This resource defines an incident, tells why it’s important to report the incident, and includes writing tips for your descriptive report.

Incident Descriptions and Definitions, Reporting Instructions
From a near miss to a catastrophic incident, this handout will help you define what happened and understand all reporting requirements.

Incident Reporting Website
Timely, clear, concise, and complete incident reports allow for an appropriate response and an opportunity for analysis while promoting continuous improvement of our programs. You can report incidents, near misses, and youth protection / membership infraction incidents to your local council or enter them yourself.

Incident Information Report 
This form is used to report all injuries, illnesses, and incidents during Scouting activities or on council-owned properties that require the intervention of a medical provider beyond basic Scout-rendered first aid.

Near Miss Incident Information Report 
Use this form to report near misses in programs such as COPE and climbing activities. A near miss does not result in injury, illness, or damage by definition, but it had the potential to do so.


Incident Information Form/Supplement 

Allegations of abuse, violations of BSA policies or guidelines, or inappropriate behavior by a Scout, Scout leader, parent, or other person should be reported on this form. The information on this form is confidential, and the completed form should be forwarded to the council Scout executive as soon as practical.

Youth Protection Position Statement 

This document includes the BSA’s youth protection policies and procedures, available online resources, and instructions for reporting youth protection/membership incidents.