New Incident Reporting Requirements

As with all things in Scouting, the safety of our youth is our top priority. Should an injury, illness, or other incident occur during a Scouting activity it is imperative that mitigate the potential impacts by following mandatory reporting procedures.

When an incident occurs:

  1. Take care of the injured/find a safe place
  2. Preserve and document the evidence. Take photos if appropriate
  3. Complete the incident report and notify you local Council

Effective July 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America has implemented a new filing procedure and form. The form is available to Councils and volunteers. Serious incidents need to be reported within 24 hours both online and to the regional and area directors as well as emailed to

Online incident reports on serious youth-protection violations, membership standards infractions, and medical treatment beyond first-aid will need to submitted within 72 hours. The process for submitting reports has been streamlined and simplified so please ensure you, your leaders, your Troop, etc. comply with these requirements.

Learn more about the New Incident Reporting requirements here —