Safety Checkpoints

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has developed a training plan with activity-specific checkpoints.

Through the new Safety Activity Checkpoints, volunteers can consult this information when planning outings and activities and do so in a way that is more convenient to them. Access the information you need when you need it without reading any additional or unnecessary material. Review the Safety Activity Checkpoint before planning an activity with girls to be sure the standards can be met.

All of the checkpoints follow the same format

  • Where toHold 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. 


Group Meetings


Group Meetings


Series, travel and camping


Series, travel and camping


Two non-related adults (at least one of whom is female) for this number of girls

Plus one adult for each additional number of girls

Two unrelated adults (at least one of whom is female) for each number of girls

Plus one adult for each additional number of girls

Daisy 12 6 6 4
Brownie 20 8 12 6
Junior 25 10 16 8
Cadette 25 12 20 10
Senior 30 15 24 12
Ambassador 30 15 24 12

Safety Checkpoints

Introduction click-here-button4
Safety Checkpoints (full version) click-here-button4


Archery click-here-button4
Arts and Crafts click-here-button4


Backpacking click-here-button4


Canoeing click-here-button4
Caving click-here-button4
Challenge Courses click-here-button4
Climbing and Rappelling click-here-button4
Computer/Online Use click-here-button4
Cross-Country Skiing click-here-button4


Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding click-here-button4


Fencing click-here-button4


Geocaching click-here-button4
Girl Scout Cookies/Council-Sponsored Product Sale click-here-button4
Group Camping click-here-button4


Hayrides click-here-button4
Hiking click-here-button4
Horseback Riding click-here-button4


Ice Fishing click-here-button4
Ice Skating click-here-button4
Indoor Skydiving click-here-button4
In-Line Skating and Roller Skating click-here-button4


Kayaking click-here-button4


Orienteering click-here-button4
Other Land Sports click-here-button4
Outdoor Cooking click-here-button4


Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings click-here-button4
Playgrounds click-here-button4
Rowboating click-here-button4


Sailing click-here-button4
Scuba Diving click-here-button4
Segway click-here-button4
Skateboarding click-here-button4
Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing click-here-button4
Snorkeling click-here-button4
Snowshoeing click-here-button4
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) click-here-button4
Surfing click-here-button4
Swimming click-here-button4


Theme Parks click-here-button4
Trip/Travel Camping click-here-button4
Tubing click-here-button4


Waterskiing and Wakeboarding click-here-button4
White-Water Rafting click-here-button4
Windsurfing click-here-button4