Monthly Safety Topics 2023

Updated February 24, 2023Past safety moments and links to national resources are included at the bottom.

Posted February 24, 2023

CPR - March Safety Moment.docx

Posted February 24, 2023

April - Prohibited Activities.docx

Posted February 24, 2023

May - Aquatics Safety.docx

Posted February 24, 2023

June - Heat Related Illness.docx

Posted February 24, 2023

July - Wilderness First Aid.docx

Posted February 24, 2023

August - Concussions.docx

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September - Violent Intruder.docx

Posted February 24, 2023

October - Campfire Safety.docx
November - Communicable Disease.docx

Posted February 24, 2022

December - Food Allergies.docx

Previous Safety Moments from 2023

January 2023  - Winter Safety Activity

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Winter Activity Safety Moment.docx

C-O-L-D Clean, Avoid overheating,  Layers , Dry

video:  3:12 minutes


February 2023  - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Home or Camp

posted January 26, 2023

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning—at Home or Camp


Carbon monoxide (CO) causes upward of 400 deaths and results in the hospitalization of more than 4,000 people each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of those falling ill don’t know they have CO poisoning because it is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. With proper inspection and housekeeping, Scouts and community members alike can prevent CO poisoning.


Causes of CO Release and Exposure

CO is a byproduct of many of your day-to-day activities. It is found in the fumes from gas stoves and lanterns, fireplaces, and the burning of charcoal, as well as from motor vehicles such as cars and boats. Additionally, CO poisoning most often occurs when the fumes are released within the confines of a small or closed-off room.

Sources of CO 

Car left running 

Portable generators 

Portable kerosene or gas heaters/lanterns 

Loose or broken ventilation pipes 

Improperly installed kitchen range or vent 

Operating a grill indoors or in garage 

Gas or wood-burning fireplace

(Possible) Symptoms of Poisoning








In More Severe Cases

Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)

Neurological disorders





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