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My Safety

Required Adventure

In this Adventure, you will strengthen your ability to keep yourself safe with the “Protect Yourself Rules” and learn ways to keep your home and meeting space safe.

Requirements

With permission from your parent or legal guardian, watch the Protect Yourself Rules video for the Webelos rank.
Protect Yourself Video Webelos
LocationIndoor
Energy 1
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Watch the Protect Yourself Rules video with your parent or legal guardian.

  • My Safety 1 Parent Notification found in Additional Resources 
  • Computer or smart device 
  • Internet connection to view the “Webelos Protect Yourself Rules” video (duration 22 minutes) 
  • Or download video onto device if internet is not available where you will be watching.

Before the meeting: 

  1. Inform parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the Adventure and content.  See the document “My Safety 1 Parent Notification” found in the Additional Resources section for Requirement 1 

During the meeting or at home: 

  1. Parent or legal guardian watch the ”Protect Yourself Rules” video with their Cub Scout

My Safety 1 Parent Notification

Identify items in your house that are hazardous and make sure they are stored properly. Identify on the package where it describes what to do if someone is accidentally exposed to them.
Hazard Labels
LocationIndoor
Energy 3
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Walk around your home and identify items that are hazardous. Post the Poison Control information in a central place to have available should it be needed.

  • Printable sticker paper 
  • Hazard Labels found in Additional Resources 
  • Printer 
  • Webelos handbook

Before the meeting: 

  1. Print one page of Hazard labels on sticker paper for each Cub Scout. 

During the meeting: 

  1. Discuss with the Cub Scouts the various hazard symbols and what they mean. 
    • Flammable-contents that may easily catch file or cause a fire. 
    • Poison- the Poison Health Line 1-800-222-1222 that can assist if you suspect someone has been poisoned. Tell Cub Scouts that they should have the container available when calling the hotline. 
    • Corrosive-contents may cause metals and other materials to break down. It will cause skin to burn. 
    • In Case of Emergency-call 911 for any other hazards or if unsure of what to do. 
  2. Encourage Cub Scouts to return home and with a parent or legal guardian, locate hazardous items in their home.  Locate any information on the products that describes the hazard or poison. Place the appropriate label on the item. 
  3. Take a picture of the items with the label. Share at the next den meeting. 

Hazard Labels

Safe Hazardous Material Storage
LocationIndoor
Energy 2
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Create a safe place in your meeting space to store hazardous items.

  • Variety of household products that are potentially hazardous: 
    • Drain cleaner 
    • Upholstery cleaner 
    • Motor oil 
    • Furniture polish 
    • Air fresheners 
    • Gardening products 
    • Oven cleaner 
    • Cleaning products 
    • Paint  
  • Webelos handbook

Before the meeting: 

  1. Set up meeting space with hazardous household products on display. 

During the meeting: 

  1. Discuss with the Cub Scouts the various hazard symbols and on each product. 
    • Flammable-contents that may easily catch file or cause a fire. 
    • Poison- the Poison Health Line 1-800-222-1222 that can assist if you suspect someone has been poisoned. Tell Cub Scouts that they should have the container available when calling the hotline. 
    • Corrosive-contents may cause metals and other materials to break down. It will cause skin to burn. 
    • In Case of Emergency-call 911 for any other hazards or if unsure of what to do. 
  2. Have Cub Scouts group products together by hazard type. 
  3. Discuss where these products would best be stored. 
  4. Have Cub Scouts store the items in the appropriate place
Identify ways you and your family keep your home or your meeting space safe.
Safe Den Meeting Checklist
LocationIndoor
Energy 3
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Using the safety checklist, identify ways to keep your meeting space safe.

Before the meeting: 

  1.  Print a copy of the BSA Meeting Location Safety Checklist for each buddy group.  

 During the meeting: 

  1. Have Scouts buddy up. 
  2. Provide BSA Meeting Location Safety Checklist and pencil to each buddy group.  
  3. Have each buddy group walk through the meeting space and check off the safety items found. 
  4. After completing the checklist, have everyone come together to discuss the safety components of the meeting space.  
  5. Identify items that may be a safety concern. 

After the Meeting 

  1. The den leader shares the items that are a safety concern with the pack committee and the owner of the meeting location.

Safe Space Checklist

Safe Home Safety Checklist
LocationIndoor
Energy 2
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Using the safety checklist, identify ways to keeping their home safe.

  • Safe Space Checklist found in Additional Resources 
  • Printer 
  • Webelos handbook 
  • Pencils, one for each Cub Scout

Before the meeting: 

  1. Use either the Webelos handbook or print a copy of the Safe Space Checklist for each Cub Scout. 

During the meeting: 

  1. Provide the Safe Space Checklist and pencil to each Cub Scout. 
  2. Ask Cub Scouts to think about all the rooms in their home. Using the Safe Space Checklist, they should check off the safety items found. 
  3. After completing the Safe Space Checklist, discuss the safety components of their individual homes.  
  4. Identify items that their home should consider adding. 

Safe Space Checklist

Complete the Be Prepared for Natural Events worksheet. Complete a worksheet for at least two natural events most likely to happen near where you live.
Be Prepared For Natural Events
LocationIndoor
Energy 3
Supply List2
Prep Time2

Complete the “Be Prepared for Natural Events” worksheet.

  • Be Prepared for Natural Events worksheet found in Additional Resources  
  • Printer 
  • Webelos handbook 
  • Pencils, one for each Cub Scout 

Before the meeting: 

  1. Become familiar with the types of natural events that may occur in your area by reviewing the government’s Ready website. 
  2. Print a copy of the Be Prepared for Natural Events worksheet, one for each Cub Scout. 

During the meeting: 

  1. Discuss the types of natural events that may occur: 
    • Earthquakes 
    • Mudslides 
    • Flooding  
    • Hurricanes 
    • Tornadoes  
  2. Determine which of these natural events may occur in your local area. 
  3. Ask Cub Scouts to fill out the Be Prepared for Natural Events worksheet for at least two events. Encourage Cub Scouts to use their Webelos handbook as a resource. 
  4. Ask Cub Scouts to discuss and review their plans with their families. 

Be Prepared for Natural Events worksheet

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Safety Moment

Prior to any activity, use the BSA SAFE Checklist to ensure the safety of all those involved.  

All participants in official BSA Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scoutingand applicable program literature or manuals.   

Be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede BSA practices, policies, and guidelines.  

To assist in the safe delivery of the program you may find specific safety items that are related to requirements for the Adventure. 

Before starting this Adventure: 

  • Review the  BSA Youth Protection content.  
  • Review the Protect Yourself Rules-Webelos video.   
  • This Adventure may be completed at home or as a den.  Prior to the meeting inform parents, legal guardians, and adult partners of the Adventure and content.  See the document “Webelos My Safety 1 Parent Notification” found in the Additional Resources section for Requirement 1. 

During the Adventure: 

  • There is a chance that a child may disclose a situation that causes suspicion of abuse.  If you suspect a child is being abused follow the reporting guidelines found on the BSA Youth Protection site. 

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