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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.

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 privately owned planes, helicopters, or blimps
  • Hang gliding
  • Untethered hot-air ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Riding a motorbike
  • Riding electric Scooters
  • Using outdoor trampolines
  • Parachuting or skydiving
  • Parasailing
  • Paintball tagging
  • Riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • Stunt skiing
  • Zorbing