In Girl Scouting, the emotional and physical safety and well-being of girls is our top priority. Safety Activity Checkpoints outlines the Safety Standards and Guidelines used in Girl Scouting, which apply to all Girl Scout activities.
All volunteers should review the 2019-2020 Safety Activity Checkpoints manual when planning activities with girls in order to manage safety and risk in at Girl Scout-sanctioned activities.
The 2019-2020 Safety Activity Checkpoints manual is available on the GSHCC website under Forms and Documents and on the VTK in the Resource tab.
2019-2020 Safety Activity Checkpoints
- Girl Scout Activity Safety Standards and Guidelines with requirements for adult supervision, permission slips, preparation, field trips and overnight trips, transporting girls, and other vital information
- Activities that are not permitted by GSUSA, and actions that girls and volunteers should not take
- Policies surrounding chartered aircraft trips and aviation
- First-aid and overall health information you’ll need from the girls
- Standards for well-being and inclusivity, including working with girls with disabilities and ensuring emotional safety
- A breakdown of specific activities—such as camping, internet use, and water sports—and their individual safety checkpoints
The Activities-at-a-Glance Chart
This chart details two critical points to keep in mind:
- Age-appropriate activities and participation by grade level
- Whether prior approval from your council is required before girls participate in a specific activity