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Safety Activity Checkpoints

Introduction to Safety Activity Checkpoints 
When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints written specifically for that particular activity.

Checkpoints discuss steps to take in advance of the activity.  The following are important points to keep in mind with any activity.

  • Communicate with council and parents 
  • Ensure prerequisites. Ranges from an ability to swim to knowledge of primitive camping
  • Arrange for transportation and adult supervision. Review and follow recommended adult-to-girl ratios for each activity
  • Verify instructor knowledge and experience. Ensuring the volunteers or on-site instructors possess the proper skill set, knowledge, experience, and/or training/certification
  • Select a safe site. A game plan for ensuring the safest experience possible
  • Compile key contacts. Information on itineraries, phone trees, and other contact information
  • Respect the environment. Review and follow protocol for ensuring environmental responsibility
  • Prepare for emergencies. Review and follow First-aider requirements and other emergency precautions
Safety Activity Checkpoints

Safety is our priority for all of our Girl Scouts - girls and adults.. To help you, we’ve put together a list of safety standards for any activity you could possible imagine doing with your girls. So, click away and get lost in the endless possibilities of fun, exploration, and adventure- all while staying safe!


Safety Activity Checkpoints (full version)
After downloading and opening the document, you will find a table of contents on page 2. Click on the activity you're interested in, and you'll be taken to the relevant page.