Leaders : Guide to Safe Scouting
Have you ever used your cellphone to take pictures of you and your child? If you answered "yes" then you should know that photos taken on a Smart-phone (Blackberry, Android and any other cellphone with access to the internet) may pose a threat to your privacy. Due to the GPS settings on your phone, personal information such as a home or school address and a favorite park, just to name a few, can be viewed and shared by others. To learn how to keep your information private and out of the hands of others click on the video below.
Make sure you know everything there is to know about safe Scouting. Click here for the National Guide to Safe Scouting and click here for the GNYC Clarification on National Guidelines Concerning Tour Permits. The best Scouting experience is a safe one!
May 2010 update:
Scouting Safely has a Scouting Safety Alerts section with an informative piece on Insurance Coverages in the Insurance Programs Alert. It has been recently updated to reflect that there is no insurance policy in place that would provide indemnification or defence coverage for those situations involving allegations of intentional and/or criminal acts. Also, a volunteer (registered or not), unit, chartered organization, or local council could jeopardize their insurance coverage under the general liability policy if they are engaging in unauthorized activities as outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Unauthorized activities are not considered Official Scouting Activities.