Nothing is more important within Girl Scouting than ensuring the health and safety of girls. Safety management training will help you identify risks, avoid injury and illness, and help you respond to emergencies if needed.
Health and safety extends to developing safety consciousness in girls and adults, as well as training staff, volunteers, and girls to ensure proper supervision, prevention of accidents and incidents, and maintenance of program resources.
Girl Scouts covers safety from all angles in several resources available to volunteers:
- Council Resource Guide (CRG): Volunteer Essentials, our council’s volunteer handbook, devotes an entire chapter to volunteers' responsibilities for protecting girls' emotional and physical well-being.
- Girl Scout Safety Guidelines, an overview of the 12 most important safety tips.
- Safety Activity Checkpoints, 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.
- Emergency Management Plan and Emergency Contact cards will assist you in getting the help you need in case of an emergency situation.
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. Find descriptions in the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for each grade level.