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Safety Activity Checkpoints


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

Volunteers should consult Safety Activity Checkpoints when planning outings and activities to ensure Girl Scouts' safety standards can be met. Access the information you need when you need it in our easily-searched document.

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. 


Safety Activity 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!

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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.

 

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SAC Change Memo
The 2018 edition of Safety Activity Checkpoints has been reformatted, edited, and expanded to better serve councils and troops. More information can be found in this memo.

 

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Letter regarding equivalent certifications and ‘documented relevant experience’ 
When questions arise about whether certifications or relevant experience are 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.

 

Minimum age requirements are set for many Safety Activity Checkpoints to ensure safety during the activity and also based on physical ability at different ages.  Exceptions can be made for BB Gun Sports and SCUBA on a case-by-case basis.  This request should be submitted to programs@gsctx.org two-weeks prior to the date you plan to submit your TTA.  You will then include the written approval response from GSCTX when you submit your TTA.