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Girl Scout Safety Guidelines  This general document applies to every activity.  Read this document, and then choose the Safety Activity Checkpoint below that most follows your particular activity(ies). 

Safety-Wise will not be reprinted and will be discontinued.  Although it is still a very useful publication and can be used for preliminary safety planning, these Safety Activity Checkpoints should be consulted for every activity girls participate in. 

Warning: The following activities are never allowed for any girl:

  • Flying in noncommercial aircraft, such as small private planes, helicopters, sailplanes, untethered hot-air balloons, or blimps
  • Hang gliding, parachuting, or parasailing
  • Shooting a projectile at another person (such as paintball)
  • Potentially uncontrolled free-falling (bungee jumping, hang gliding, parachuting, parasailing, and on trampolines).
    • Exception: If girls would like to trampoline at an indoor facility where the trampolines are completely enclosed and go all the way to the edge of the room with no exposed springs (i.e. there is no possibility that girls could fall off of the trampoline), this activity can be approved if the vendor is on the approved vendor list.
    • Creating extreme variations of approved activities (such as high-altitude climbing and aerial tricks on bicycles, skis, snowboards, skateboards, water skis, and wakeboards)
    • Hunting
    • Riding all-terrain vehicles and motor bikes
    • Taking watercraft trips in Class V or higher whitewater

 

NEW - Safety Activity Checkpoints Revised 2013  

GSUSA has updated every Safety Activity Checkpoint to include the latest first aid requirements (located under Prepare for Emergencies) along with a few additional updates. 

Click here to see what additional changes occurred with your favorite Checkpoint.  Please note that the file name for each Safety Activity Checkpoint references 2010 but the file reflects the most current release. 

All Safety Activity Checkpoints  This document contains all Safety Activity Checkpoints in one handy document.  This document is large because it contains photos for all activities.  (14 MB)

All Safety Activity Checkpoints - Text Only  This documents contains all Safety Activity Checkpoints in one handy document, but is a smaller file since it does not include photos.  (1 MB)

NEW! All Safety Activity Checkpoints (Española) This document contains all Safety Activity Checkpoints in Spanish. (6MB) 

Alphabetical Listing of Individual Safety Activity Checkpoints:

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Archery
Arts & Crafts
Backpacking
Bicycling
Camping- Group
Camping- Trip/Travel NEW!
Canoeing
Caving
Challenge Courses
Climbing or Rappelling
Computer or Online Activities (see also STEM depending on your activity)
Cookie or Product Sales Activities
Crafts - See Arts and Crafts
Cross Country Skiing
Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding
Fencing
Fishing
Geocaching
Hayrides
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Ice Fishing
Ice Skating
In-Line or Roller Skating
Kayaking
Math Activities (see STEM)
Orienteering
Other Land Sports
Outdoor Cooking 
Parades or Other Large Gatherings 
Playgrounds
Rafting (see Whitewater Rafting)
Rowboating
Sailing
Science Activities (see STEM)
Scuba Diving
Segway
Skateboarding
Skiing - See Cross Country, Downhill OR Waterskiing
Sledding or Tobagganing
Snorkeling
Snow Tubing (See Sledding or Tobagganing)
Snowshoeing
STEM (Science, Math or Technology)  (see also Computer, depending on yoru activity)
Surfing
Swimming
Theme Parks
Trip & Travel NEW!
Tubing
Wading (see Swimming if water will be over the knees)
Waterskiing or Wakeboarding
Whitewater Rafting
Windsurfing