As evidenced by the blog posts, situations can and do happen during outdoor activities that include significant risk and possible harm to participants. The outcome of these situations , more often than not, hinge on the Scout leader’s ability to both plan for and to manage the situation effectively.

Do you have a good Scouting risk management story you would like to share?  Does it include a good teachable moment or incident that other Scout volunteers might find instructive or educational?

If so, the author would love to receive your story and any accompanying comments at


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