Safety Activity Checkpoints in Spanish - click here!
Reference to the changes in the Safety Activity Checkpoints between 2012 and 2013 can be found here.
When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints written specifically for that particular activity. This introduction provides an overview of the format of each set of checkpoints. Note: In addition to reading these checkpoints yourself, you can also e-mail or print them for co-volunteers, parents/guardians, and girls.
Know where to do the activity. Quick list of the most common places girls carry out the activity
Include girls with disabilities. Tips and special Web sites for information on including girls with disabilities
Basic Gear includes clothing and equipment girls are likely to already have in their possession.
Specialized Gear includes clothing and equipment girls may need to purchase, rent, or borrow.
These checkpoints discuss steps to take in advance of the activity. Not every category is listed here, and not every activity includes these categories.
Prepare for emergencies. First-aider requirements and other emergency precautions
These checkpoints include important final reminders on the day of the activity. Not every category is listed here, and not every activity includes these categories.
Links guide you to the best-known and best-respected Web sites.
Know-How for Girls offers games, mini-lessons, and other fun ways to expand girls’ knowledge.
Jargon helps you and the girls master activity-specific terminology.
Click on the Activity that you want to view, or click here to open a file with all of the Safety Activity Checkpoints (revised 4/29/11).
Archery (rev 4/29/11)
Arts and Crafts
Backpacking (New 4/29/11)
Canoeing (New 4/29/11)
Challenge Courses (New 4/29/11)
Climbing and Rappelling (New 4/29/11)
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding (New 4/29/11)
Girl Scout Cookies/Council-Sponsored Product Sale (New 4/29/11)
Group Camping (New 4/29/11)
Hiking (New 4/29/11)
Horseback Riding (New 4/29/11)
GSNEO Equine Hold Harmless
In-Line Skating and Roller Skating (New 4/29/11)
Kayaking (New 4/29/11)
Other Land Sports
Outdoor Cooking (New 4/29/11)
Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings
Rowboating (New 4/29/11)
Sailing (New 4/29/11)
Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing
STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math)
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
White-Water Rafting (New 4/29/11)