The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety describe the measures we should use at all Scouting activities. The fourteenth point of the Sweet 16 is Applicable Laws (see below).
It seems to go without saying that we should follow the law. Clearly we aren’t going to take our Scout unit out and rob a bank – no matter how dire the fundraising needs! But what about that fishing outing coming up? Have we checked into the local licensing regulations and made sure that everyone who needs a fishing license will have one?
From the Sweet 16 of BSA Safety on the Scouting.org website:
14. APPLICABLE LAWS
BSA safety policies generally parallel or go beyond legal mandates, but the supervisor should confirm and ensure compliance with all applicable regulations or statutes.