Lost Media Archive

Calling All Safety Scouts was a Canadian puppet series on TVOntario from 1982 and a spin-off of We Live Next Door. Henrietta, the chief member of the Safety Scouts, and her friends teach and demonstrate the principles of personal safety and accidental prevention. Henrietta adopts disguises to facilitate her search for people who deserve to receive a safety scout badge. Calling All Safety Scouts alerts children to accident prevention and the risks of everyday life through songs, riddles, quizzes, and limericks. Each program has three major segments: "Guess the Accident", "Better Safe Than Sorry" and the Safety Awards Show. Each of the six episodes lasts for about 15 minutes.

Theme song lyrics

Calling All Safety Scouts, wherever you are.
Calling All Safety Scouts, from near and to far.
Keep yourself safe, everyday will be fun.
Think ahead, think of others. That's how it's done.
Henrietta: You've got to stay safe because you're special, to someone...
Chorus (cont'd): Think safe. Play safe. Act safe, and you'll stay safe.
Be a Safety Scout. Calling All Safety Scouts.
Be a Safety Scout. Calling All Safety Scouts.
Be a Safety Scout. Calling All Safety Scouts.


Currently, 4 of the 6 episodes have been found and can be watched on YouTube, making it partially lost. One of the episodes, Safety at School, was on YouTube before, and the two parts have been deleted due to scenes being violent. And the second one, Safety in the Country, isn't on YouTube and still missing.

Known episodes

1. Safety at School (clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLVQOrqV1mw)

2. Safety at Home (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y09UWfO5fYw)

3. Safety in the Water (part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OasOjhCX58k) (part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vxvv4X6ig)

4. Safety on Wheels (part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZh_X4dnlcM) (part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nypUynC3oLM)

5. Safety at Play (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o614rXCUY8k)

6. Safety in the Country (clip shown only in Safety at Play)


  • Calling All Safety Scouts has some of the characters from We Live Next Door, including Joey DeSilva, Squirrel, Nutdale Store, Kingsley Monster, Mayor Morris, and T-Booth.
  • The Henrietta puppet is reused as Jeri in Mr. Finley's Pharmacy, same with Jesse Mayfield being Casey Kirby, and Kingsley being Wally.
  • Safety at School is the only episode that has the Block Parents program and doesn't have the Safety Awards show. Mr. Mackenzie and Mayor Morris are also absent from the episode; and Gus and Tom Cat (who is called The Stranger) have speaking roles as well.
  • The six episodes of Calling All Safety Scouts are not on DVD.