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. And, Brownies through Ambassadors can earn the First Aid Legacy badge.
If Safety Activity Checkpoints do not exist for an activity you and the girls are interested in, be sure to check with GSGWM before making any definite plans with the girls in your group. A few activities are allowed only with written Council pre-approval and only for girls 12 and over, while some are off-limits completely:
Caution: You must get written pre-approval from GSGWM for girls ages 12 and older who will operate motorized vehicles, such as go-carts and personal watercraft (driving or riding all-terrain vehicles and motor bikes is never allowed); use firearms (hunting is never allowed), take trips on waterways that are highly changeable or uncontrollable (Class V and higher watercraft trips are never allowed), or fly in noncommercial aircraft, such as small private planes, helicopters, sailplanes, untethered hot-air balloons and blimps (hang gliding, parachuting and parasailing are never allowed).
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, and taking watercraft trips in Class V or higher whitewater.
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 The bound version of Safety-Wise is an outdated document and should no longer be used.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.