Safety Activity Checkpoints

Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints

When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with the Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Some activities are prohibited or require permission from the council (see below).

Introduction to Safety Activity Checkpoints

Individual Checkpoints:

If Safety Activity Checkpoints do not exist for an activity you and the girls are interested in, check with a council staff member before making plans.

Caution: You must get written approval from the council for girls ages 12 and older who will:

  • operate motorized vehicles, such as go-carts and personal watercraft
  • use firearms
  • take trips on waterways that are highly changeable or uncontrollable
  • fly in noncommercial aircraft, such as small private planes, helicopters, sailplanes, untethered hot-air balloons, and blimps.

Warning: The following activities are never allowed for any girl

  • shooting a projectile at another person (such as paintball)
  • potentially uncontrolled free-falling (bungee jumping, hang gliding, parachuting, parasailing, and trampolining)
  • 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.

Questions? Contact your local leadership experience manager, or call 800-798-0833.