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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

Archery click-here-button4
Arts & Craftsclick-here-button4
Backpackingclick-here-button4
Bicycling click-here-button4
Canoeing click-here-button4
Caving click-here-button4
Challenge Courses click-here-button4
Climbing & Rappelling click-here-button4
Computer & Online Use click-here-button4
Cross-Country Skiing click-here-button4
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding click-here-button4
Fencing click-here-button4
Fishing click-here-button4
Geocaching click-here-button4
Girl Scout Cookie / Council Sponsored Product Sales  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 & 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 & 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 & Snow Tubing click-here-button4
Snorkeling click-here-button4
Snowshoeing click-here-button4
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & 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 & Wakeboarding click-here-button4
White-Water Rafting click-here-button4
Windsurfing click-here-button4