Nap on Safely Training

I hope all of you Scouters out there were able to complete your Nap on Safely training during summer camp. If not, I have listed the guidelines below.

(Yes, this is a spoof on BSA training! We were at summer camp a couple of years ago, and they did “Nap on Safely” training there. I don’t remember the exact steps of the training, so this is my version.)

If you really want to have some fun with this, check out these Nap On Safely Training Cards  to give to participants when they complete their training.

Nap On Safely Training

Physical Condition: All participants should be sufficiently tired to nap.

Lookout: At least one adult should serve as a lookout during napping activities. He must awaken the nappers from their slumber when Scouts are returning to the campsite.

Area: Before engaging in any napping activities, make sure that the area is free of Scouts.

Two Deep Leadership: It is recommended that all available adults participate in napping activities. At a minimum, ensure that at least two adults are resting at all times.

Equipment: Appropriate equipment is required for napping. All nappers should have a comfortable cot or hammock. A pillow is recommended.

When you have checked your PLATE you are ready to Nap on Safely!

10 Responses to Nap on Safely Training

  1. Reg A. Klubeck May 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM #

    All very fine and well, but where’s the patch? ;.)

    • dave April 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM #

      I have patches for Instructor and Director, Oddly enough just the right size to be a BSA rank patch like Scoutmaster etc

      or I can tell you who has the design if you need to order a quantity, for example if you are teaching national Camp school, like I did recently

      • Jorge June 18, 2012 at 10:01 PM #

        I would like info on obtaining the patches. thanx…

      • Keith June 25, 2013 at 3:13 PM #

        I would like to order this patch. Will you please contact me? Best regards.

        • Scouter Mom June 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM #

          I have not created patch, but the spoof training cards are available. See the link above. Dave did not leave contact information, so you will need to create your own patch design if you want a patch. Or perhaps somebody else out there has an example.

      • Kirk Vandermade July 18, 2013 at 5:38 PM #

        Any chance i can get an Instructor patch mailed to:
        5831 Redondo Drive
        Bonsall, Ca. 92003

        I took the training at WLACC – CEB a couple weeks ago, and am now fully prepared to be an Instructor!!

        Just ket me know how much? And where to nail my check??!!

        K. Vandermade
        T737 – Committee Chair

    • Jim July 17, 2017 at 4:59 AM #

      Bay-lakes council has a patch

  2. T.W. Cook April 10, 2012 at 11:27 AM #

    This is what is on the back of the real Nap Safely cards (which you should have been issued if it was an authorized training):

    Nap Safely Commitment

    As a leader, I promise to faithfully observe each of the procedures in Nap Safely

    Qualified Supervision. All napping must be supervised by a mature, conscientious adult at least 21 years of age who understands the risks inherent in this activity. This adult supervisor is trained in and committed to compliance with the eight points of Nap Safely.

    Qualified Instructors. Make sure the napping instructor is at least 21 years of age, has completed a minimum of 10 hours of napping instruction and is a qualified BSA napping director or instructor.

    Physical Fitness. Require evidence of fitness. Adjust supervision to anticipate any potential risks.

    Safe Area. Survey the established or developed nap site or facility before using it.

    Equipment. Verify that proper equipment is available for the size and ability level of participants.

    Planning. Obtain written parental or spousal consent from each participant for participation in napping activities.

    Environmental Conditions. Monitor potentially dangerous environmental conditions. Ensure that the participant leaves no trace at the site.

    Discipline. Make sure each participant knows and respects the rules and procedures and has been oriented in Nap Safely before the nap begins.

    Signed _

    • Scouter Mom June 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM #

      This is very different than the training we did. It was much more tongue-in-cheek. But I’m sure like many skits there are innumerable versions of this out there.

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