Safety Checkpoints


GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA (GSUSA) HAS DEVELOPED A TRAINING PLAN WITH ACTIVITY-SPECIFIC CHECKPOINTS.

Through the new Safety Activity Checkpoints, volunteers can consult this information when planning outings and activities and do so in a way that is more convenient to them. Access the information you need when you need it without reading any additional or unnecessary material. Review the Safety Activity Checkpoint before planning an activity with girls to be sure the standards can be met.

ALL OF THE CHECKPOINTS FOLLOW THE SAME FORMAT
  • Where to Hold the Activity
  • Including Girls with Disabilities
  • Basic and Specialized Gear Needed
  • Preparation for the Activity
  • On the Day of the Activity
  • Web Links for More Information
  • Know-How for Girls
  • Jargon Specific to the Activity

KNOWING HOW MANY ADULTS YOU NEED

Girl Scouts has established adult-to-girl ratios, a chart that shows the minimum number of adults needed to supervise a specific number of girls. 

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Safety Checkpoints

Safety is our priority with each and every one of our shining stars- both 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!

Introduction 
Safety Checkpoints (full version) 

When questions arise about whether certifications or relevant experience would be appropriate substitutes for those outlined in Safety Activity Checkpoints let this letter guide you to make the best decision for the safety of the girls in your care.

Letter regarding equivalent certifications and
 ‘documented relevant experience’