Safety Activity Checkpoints


These guidelines were updated on 9/3/15. Before any Girl Scout activity, download and read the General Safety Guidelines and the Preparing For Your Activity forms in addition to the Safety Activity Checkpoint you need.


Safety Activity Checkpoints provide in-depth safety information and tips that adult volunteers use for Girl Scout sports and activities. Girls can also use these checkpoints to ready their group for a girl-led activity. Daisies through Ambassadors can learn about safety and well-being when they earn the Safety Award. Additionally, Brownies through Ambassadors can earn the First Aid Legacy badge.

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 General Safety Guidelines and the Preparing For Your Activity forms. In the General Safety Guidelines, 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. You will use the Preparing For Your Activity form to ready your girls and yourself for the event. 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 small private planes, helicopters or blimps
  • Go-Carting
  • Hang gliding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Motor biking
  • Parachuting
  • Parasailing
  • Riding all-terrain vehicles
  • Riding motorized personal watercraft such as jet skis
  • Skydiving
  • Stunt skiing
  • Outdoor trampolining
  • Zorbing

These Safety Activity Checkpoints replace all previous versions of Safety Activity Checkpoints, including those found in Safety-Wise. The bound version of Safety-Wise is an outdated document and should no longer be used. Please return your copy to a GSGWM office for recycling.