Safety Activity Checkpoints

 

When preparing for any activity with girls, start by reading the Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints for that particular activity. You can find the Safety Activity Checkpoints listed below. When reviewing Safety Activity Checkpoints, be sure you are reviewing GSNI’s version since councils can and do vary on what activities are allowed.
 
 
Each Safety Activity Checkpoint offers you information on where to do this activity, how to include girls with disabilities, where to find both basic and specialized gear required for the activity, how to prepare yourselves for the activity, what specific steps to follow on the day of the activity, and so on.
 
 
It is recommended you read the “Introduction to Safety Activity Checkpoints” first, before reviewing individual Safety Activity Checkpoints.
 
 
In addition to reading these checkpoints yourself, you can email or print them for co-volunteers, vendor who is providing the activity, parents/guardians, and the girls themselves. The checkpoints are formatted as checklists, so that you, your co-volunteers, vendors, and the girls can check off each step that has been accomplished. 
If Safety Activity Checkpoints do not exist for an activity you and the girls are interested in, check with GSNI before making any definite plans with the girls. A few activities are allowed only with written council pre-approval and only for girls 12 and over, while some are off-limits completely:
  • Caution: You must get written pre-approval from GSNI for girls ages 12 and older who will participate in shooting sports, indoor trampolining, and indoor skydiving; or take trips on waterways that are highly changeable or uncontrollable
  • Warning: The following activities are never allowed for any girl: potentially uncontrolled free-falling (bungee jumping, hang gliding, parachuting, parasailing,  floating water blobs, blobs, and outdoor trampolining); creating extreme variations of approved activities (such as high-altitude climbing and aerial tricks on bicycles, skis, snowboards, skateboards, water-skis, and wakeboards); hunting; shooting a projectile at another person; riding all-terrain vehicles, motorized personal watercraft such as jet skis, go-karting and motor bikes; flying in small private planes, helicopters or blimps; hot air ballooning (tethered and untethered); skydiving; stunt skiing; zorbing; and taking watercraft trips in Class V or higher.  

 

To view our Saftey Activity Checkpoints documents, we recommend downloading the file directly to your computer and viewing it in Adobe Reader.

 

Introduction to Safety Activity Checkpoints

Adventure and Theme Parks

Archery

Arts and Crafts

Backpacking

Bicycling

Camping

Canoeing

Challenge Courses (including ----

Climbing and Rappelling (including ---

Computer Online Safety

Cross Country Skiing

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Fencing

Fishing

Geocaching

Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge

Hayrides

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Ice Fishing

Ice Skating

Indoor Skydiving
indoor Trampoline Parks

Inline Skating

Kayaking

Orienteering

Other Land Sports

Outdoor Cooking

Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings

Playgrounds

Recreational Tree Climbing

Rowboating

Sailing

Scuba Diving

Segway

Shooting Sports

Skateboarding

Sledding

Snorkeling

Snowshoeing

Spelunking

Standup Paddleboarding

STEM

Surfing

Swimming

Tubing

Vaulting on Horseback

Waterskiing and Wakeboarding

Whitewater Rafting

Windsurfing

Ziplining