Which activities require approval?
The council must approve sites and
vendors (Approved Outfitters) for activities that are
considered high adventure/high risk BEFORE a troop uses the
site or vendor for a troop, service unit or council event. This
procedure is designed to ensure a safe experience for our girls, as
well as to protect the legal interests of the adult volunteers and the council.
High risk is defined as: any activity
that requires specialized skills, training, equipment and/or
supervision on the part of the participant, instructor and/or the
vendor. Examples of these include but are not limited to: Horseback
riding, rock climbing, low & high ropes, climbing walls,
canoe/kayak, paddleboard, surfing, indoor trampoline, indoor skydiving
or shooting sports or locations and/or sites that provide these types
of activities. For a complete list reference: Safety Activity Checkpoints
at a Glance,” is an easy reference grid with respect to
grade-level specifications for activity participation, council
approval requirements, and instructor credentialing (i.e., required certification/experience).