Safety Activity Checkpoints

Introduction to Safety Activity Checkpoints

Keeping girls safe is a priority in Girl Scouting. Before planning a Girl Scout activity, always review the Safety Activity Checkpoints (SAC) to see the nationally required standards and guidelines. The Girl Scout Safety Guidelines apply to every activity.

First-aider requirements and other emergency precautions are found within each Safety Activity Checkpoints under be prepared in the case of emergency.

Be safe and HAVE FUN!!

Individual Safety Activity Checkpoints

The activities below, marked with a * (asterisk), require approval in advance. Submit the final Trip or High-Adventure Approval Form to your local service unit at least one month prior to your activity (earlier for advanced or international travel). The activities below marked with a ♦ require a first aider. Please make sure that you have a first aid kit and a first aider that has the required certification and training before your activity.

Grouped by Category

Sorted Alphabetically

Water Sports

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Canoeing *

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Archery *

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Fishing *

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Arts and Crafts (♦ for chemicals or machinery)

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Ice Fishing *

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Backpacking *

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Kayaking *

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Bicycling *

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Rowboating *

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Canoeing *

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Sailing *

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Caving *

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Scuba Diving *

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Challenge Courses *

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Snorkeling *

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Climbing and Rappelling *

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Surfing *

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Computer/Online Use

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Swimming *

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Cross-Country Skiing *

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Tubing *

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Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding *

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Waterskiing and Wakeboarding *

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Fencing *

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White-Water Rafting *

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Fishing * ♦

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Windsurfing *

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Geocaching

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Land Sports

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Archery *

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Group Camping *

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Bicycling *

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Hayrides

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Caving *

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Hiking

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Challenge Courses *

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Horseback Riding *

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Climbing and Rappelling *

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Ice Fishing

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Cross-Country Skiing *

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Ice Skating *

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Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding *

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Indoor Skydiving *

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Fencing ♦

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In-Line Skating and Roller Skating *

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Geocaching ♦

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Kayaking *

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Horseback Riding *

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Orienteering

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Ice-Skating *

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Other Land Sports

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In-Line Skating and Roller Skating ♦

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Outdoor Cooking *

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Indoor Skydiving *

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Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings

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Other Land Sports

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Playgrounds

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Segway

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Rowboating *

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Skateboarding *

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Sailing *

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Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing *

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Scuba Diving *

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Snowshoeing

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Segway

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Camping Activities

Skateboarding *

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Backpacking *

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Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing *

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Group Camping *

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Snorkeling *

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Hiking

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Snowshoeing

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Orienteering

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STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology & Math)

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Outdoor Cooking *

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Surfing *

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Trip/Travel Camping *

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Swimming *

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Other Activities

Theme Parks

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Arts and Crafts (♦ for chemicals or machinery)

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Trip/Travel Camping *

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Computer/Online Use

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Trip/Travel *

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Girl Scout Cookies/Council-Sponsored Product Sale ♦

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Tubing *

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Hayrides

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Waterskiing and Wakeboarding *

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Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings

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White-Water Rafting *

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Playgrounds

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Windsurfing *

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STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math)

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Theme Parks

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Trip/Travel *

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