The BASF Safety Scouts program is returning for its third year in 2023. The program is designed to help farms be safer and healthier places for all to live, work, and play.
Launched 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. The program will also expand to the U.S. where 2,000 kits will also be available. All kits are available free of charge while supplies last.
The kits are designed to engage children in learning about the value and importance of farm safety. They provide children with an interactive and fun way to engage in learning about farm safety. The kit includes educational activities, a safety pledge, a reward sticker and certificate, and a high-visibility safety vest. BASF Safety Scouts are encouraged to take on the role of their farm’s safety ambassador.
The 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 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.”
Farm families can learn more about the program and register to receive a free kit at agriculture.basf.ca/. Safety Scouts and Safety Captains can share pictures, videos, drawings, and safety tips by tagging @BASFAgSolutions on Twitter using the hashtag #BASFSafetyScouts.
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