BASF Safety Scouts program returns for its third year
May 9, 2023 By Top Crop Manager
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) announced it will continue to support farm safety with the return of the BASF Safety Scouts program.
The initiative is returning for a third consecutive year, providing refreshed content for younger participants, a new and evolved offering for older children, as well as expanding into the U.S.
Since launching in 2021, the BASF Safety Scouts program has reached over 600 Canadian communities, with families from nine provinces registering for the kits. This year, 2,000 kits will again be made available to farm families throughout Canada and 2,000 kits will be available in the U.S., free of charge while supplies last.
Since its launch, the BASF Safety Scouts program has supported families to engage children in learning about the value and importance of farm safety. Through kits containing educational activities, a safety pledge, a reward sticker and certificate, and a high-visibility safety vest, cohorts of BASF Safety Scouts take on the role of their farm’s Safety ambassador. The kits provide children with an interactive and fun way to engage in learning about farm safety.
The BASF Safety Scouts program offers two kits. The Safety “Scout” kit is designed for children six years of age and younger. This year, BASF is introducing a Safety Captain kit which will encourage children seven years of age and older to take an active role in supporting safety on their farms. Safety Captain kits include activities geared for older children and promote safety leadership, including working with an adult to choose a designated “Safety Spot” muster point on the farm.
“BASF is committed to advocating for and prioritizing farm safety year-round,” says Andrea McConnell, manager of customer solutions at BASF. “For our grower customers, retail and industry partners, there is nothing more important than the safety of the people who work on their farms and agricultural operations.”
Safety Scouts and Safety Captains can share pictures, videos, drawings and safety tips by tagging @BASFAgSolutions on Twitter using the hashtag #BASFSafetyScouts.