In an organisation that is for the youth, the safety and protection of the children is of the utmost importance. Take a look at the Child Protection Policy of SSA. Relevant to Adult leaders and parents involved in one way or another in the SCOUT movement.
If you are an adult leader it is important you read the guidelines for ensuring the safety of the scouts or cubs in your stewardship is held in high est regard: Child Safety – Put Our Youth First – yellow card for adults (1)
For scouts and cubs make sure you know your rights and what your part is in ensuring your own safety: Child Safety – My Rights and Responsibilities Green Card for Scouts