Home Safety Checklist for Cub Scouts

This is a home safety checklist for Cub Scouts to use. It can be used with Wolf Achievement 9 (Be Safe at Home and on the Street).

There is a longer BSA home safety checklist for use with some Boy Scout merit badges, but this abbreviated list will be easier for Cub Scouts to use.

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Home Safety Checklist for Cub Scouts

___ There are no toys or items on the stairs
___ Stair handrail is secure.
___ Stairs are well lit.
___ Poisons and dangerous chemicals are stored in their original containers out of reach of children.
___ Medicines stored in their original (childproof) containers out of reach of children
___ Matches are kept where children cannot get them.
___ Knives are stored in a safe location.
___ Use a stepladder if you need to reach something high.
___ Pot holders are within easy reach of stove and oven.
___ A fire extinguisher is in the kitchen or adjacent room.
___ Toys are put away when nobody is playing with them.
___ Furniture is arranged so room exits can be reached easily in an emergency.
___ Smoke detectors are installed in every bedroom, kitchen, and garage.
___ Smoke detectors are regularly checked to make sure they are still working.
___ Carbon monoxide detectors are also checked regularly.
___ Bunk beds have rails to prevent falls.
___ Low windows have sturdy screens or bars to prevent children from falling out.
___ Trash and other flammable materials are not stored near from stoves, furnaces, and heaters.
___ Know where the water shutoff valve is and keep it easy to get to.
___ Know where the fuse box or circuit breakers are and keep them easy to get to.
___ Tools are stored neatly in garage and out of the reach of young children.
___ Toys, bikes, and sports equipment is neatly stored in garage.
___ Hands are dry before touching electrical switches
___ Electrical sockets are equipped with safety plugs if there are young children in the house..
___ Everyone in your family knows how to call 911 for emergency help.
___ Poison control number is posted where everyone can find it..
___ Home first aid kit is well stocked.
___ Family has a fire escape plan and practices it regularly.
___ Everyone knows what to do if they smell gas.
___ Keep a small emergency water supply on hand.
___ Keep flashlights where you can find them if your electricity goes out.

 

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