Safety Activity Checkpoints

 

Safety Activity Checkpoints - individual chapters

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Watersports
Canoeing
Fishing
Ice Fishing
Kayaking
Rowboating
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Surfing
Swimming
Tubing
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
White Water Rafting
Windsurfing

Land Sports
Archery
Bicycling
Caving
Challenge Courses
Climbing and Rappelling
Cross Country Skiing
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Fencing
Geocaching
Horseback Riding
Ice Skating
In-Line Skating and Roller Skating
Other Land Sports
Segway
Skateboarding
Sledding, Tobogganing and Snow Tubing
Snowshoeing

Camping Activities
Backpacking
Group Camping
Hiking
Orienteering
Outdoor Cooking
Trip, Travel and Camping

Other Activities
Arts and Crafts
Computer and Online Safety
Girl Scout Cookies/Council-Sponsored Product Sale
Hayrides
Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings
Playgrounds
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Theme Parks

Prepare for the Activity
These checkpoints discuss steps to take in advance of the activity. Not every category is listed here, and not every activity includes these categories.

  • Communicate with council and parents.
  • Ensure prerequisites. Ranges from an ability to swim to knowledge of primitive camping.
  • Arrange for transportation and adult supervision. Recommended adult-to-girl ratios for this activity.
  • Verify instructor knowledge and experience. Ensuring the volunteers or on-site instructors possess the proper skill set, knowledge, training/certification and/or documented experience according to your council’s guidelines, as outlined in Volunteer Essentials.
  •  Select a safe site. A game plan for ensuring the safest experience possible.
  • Compile key contacts. Information on itineraries, phone trees, and other contact information.
  • Respect the environment.
  • Prepare for emergencies.

On the Day of the Activity
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.

  • Get a weather report.
  • Review rescue tips.
  • Use the buddy system.
  • Be prepared in the event of a storm with lightning.