Safety Activity Checkpoints

Introduction to Safety Activity Checkpoints

Keeping girls safe is a priority in Girl Scouting. Before planning a Girl Scout activity, always review the Safety Activity Checkpoints (SAC) to see the nationally required standards and guidelines. The Girl Scout Safety Guidelines apply to every activity.

First-aider requirements and other emergency precautions are found within each Safety Activity Checkpoints under be prepared in the case of emergency.

Individual Safety Activity Checkpoints

The activities below, marked with a * (asterisk), require approval in advance. Submit the final Trip or High-Adventure Approval Form to your local service unit at least one month prior to your activity (earlier for advanced or international travel). The activities below marked with a ♦ require a first aider. Please make sure that you have a first aid kit and a first aider that has the required certification and training before your activity.

Grouped by Category

Sorted Alphabetically

Water Sports

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Canoeing *

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Archery *

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Fishing *

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Arts and Crafts (♦ for chemicals or machinery)

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Ice Fishing *

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Backpacking *

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Kayaking *

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Bicycling *

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Rowboating *

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Canoeing *

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Sailing *

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Caving *

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Scuba Diving *

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Challenge Courses *

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Snorkeling *

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Climbing and Rappelling *

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Surfing *

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Computer/Online Use

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Swimming *

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Cross-Country Skiing *

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Tubing *

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Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding *

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Waterskiing and Wakeboarding *

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Fencing *

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White-Water Rafting *

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Fishing * ♦

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Windsurfing *

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Geocaching

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Land Sports

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Archery *

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Group Camping *

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Bicycling *

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Hayrides

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Caving *

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Hiking

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Challenge Courses *

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Horseback Riding *

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Climbing and Rappelling *

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Ice Fishing

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Cross-Country Skiing *

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Ice Skating *

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Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding *

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Indoor Skydiving *

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Fencing ♦

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In-Line Skating and Roller Skating *

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Geocaching ♦

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Kayaking *

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Horseback Riding *

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Orienteering

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Ice-Skating *

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Other Land Sports

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In-Line Skating and Roller Skating ♦

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Outdoor Cooking *

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Indoor Skydiving *

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Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings

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Other Land Sports

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Playgrounds

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Segway

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Rowboating *

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Skateboarding *

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Sailing *

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Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing *

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Scuba Diving *

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Snowshoeing

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Segway

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Camping Activities

Skateboarding *

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Backpacking *

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Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing *

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Group Camping *

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Snorkeling *

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Hiking

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Snowshoeing

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Orienteering

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STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology & Math)

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Outdoor Cooking *

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Surfing *

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Trip/Travel Camping *

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Swimming *

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Other Activities

Theme Parks

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Arts and Crafts (♦ for chemicals or machinery)

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Trip/Travel Camping *

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Computer/Online Use

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Trip/Travel *

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Girl Scout Cookies/Council-Sponsored Product Sale ♦

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Tubing *

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Hayrides

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Waterskiing and Wakeboarding *

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Parades and Other Large Group Gatherings

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White-Water Rafting *

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Playgrounds

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Windsurfing *

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STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math)

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Theme Parks

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Trip/Travel *

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