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.
“Activities 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).