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Safety Activity Checkpoints

When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints (SACs) written specifically for that particular activity, as well as the Introduction. In the Introduction you will find specific information for the checkpoints that are common to all activities (e.g. Communicate with council and parents), as well as an overview of the format for all SACs. Additional information can also be found in the Girl Scout Safety Guidelines (a copy of which is included at the end of this Introduction).

Note: In addition to reading these checkpoints yourself, you can also e-mail to or print them for girls, co-volunteers and parents/guardians.

All Safety Activity Checkpoints

Girl Scout Safety Guidelines

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Safety Activity Checkpoints for Specific Activities

 

Adventure and Theme Parks
Archery
Arts and Crafts
Backpacking
Bicycling
Camping
Canoeing
Challenge Courses
Climbing and Rappelling
Computer/Online Use
Council-sponsored Cookie and product sales
Cross-Country Skiing
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Fencing
Fishing
Geocaching
Hayrides
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Ice Fishing
Ice Skating
Indoor Skydiving
Indoor Trampoline Parks
In-Line Skating and Roller Skating
Kayaking
Orienteering
Other Land Sports
Outdoor Cooking
Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings 
Playgrounds
Recreational Tree Climbing
Row Boating
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Segway
Shooting Sports
Skateboarding
Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing
Snorkeling
Snowshoeing
Spelunking
Standup Paddleboarding
STEM
Surfing
Swimming
Tubing
Vaulting on Horseback
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
White-Water Rafting
Windsurfing
Ziplining

CAUTION: When activities involve unpredictable safety variables, they are not recommended as Girl Scout program activities. These include but are not limited to:

  • Bungee Jumping
  • Flying in small private planes, helicopters or blimps
  • Hang gliding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Knife throwing
  • Motor biking
  • Parachuting 
  • Parasailing
  • Riding all-terrain vehicles
  • Riding motorized personal watercraft, like jet-skis
  • Simulated skydiving and zero-gravity rooms
  • Stunt skiing
  • Tomahawk throwing
  • Outdoor trampolining
  • Zorbing