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Safety Activity Checkpoints

Before considering any activity, please read and understand Safety-Wise (Ch. 4 of Volunteer Essentials). This addresses:

  • Transporting girls
  • General adult-girl ratios
  • Health Histories
  • Insurance
  • First Aiders and first aid kits
  • Emergency procedures
  • Activities that are never permitted

When preparing for any activity with girls, refer to the Safety Activity Checkpoints (SAC) written specifically for that particular activity. Use this handy Safety Activity Matrix to quickly check which activities are appropriate for your age group, and whether you’ll need advance approval. Click on the activity name to view the checkpoints.

For tips on using the checkpoints, read this introduction.

Any approval required will be specified at the top of the SAC. Submit an Activity Approval Form to your service unit activity consultant at least one month prior to your activity (earlier for advanced or international travel). View a sample completed form.

Download the Safety Management Plan for Troop Activities.

 What if I don’t see checkpoints for our activity?

If your activity is very low-risk, or very rare, there might not be written checkpoints. Check with your activity consultant if unsure.

 Which activities are never allowed?

The following activities require special council approval, and are only permitted for girls ages 12 and up: go-carts, personal watercraft, trips on highly changeable waterways, indoor skydiving, and trips in noncommercial aircraft. Approval is contingent on many factors, including thorough planning in regard to safety. Contact the adult learning manager for advice before making non-refundable reservations.

Approval is never granted for potentially uncontrolled free-fall (bungee jumping, hang gliding, parachuting, parasailing and using trampolines); extreme/aerial variations of sports (X-games style); hunting, use of firearms or shooting projectiles at another person (e.g. paintball); riding all-terrain vehicles or motorbikes; and trips on Class V whitewater.

Contact Sandy Sultz, (619) 610-0814, with questions.


See our insurance information sheet to find out what kind of coverage you need for your event. Please note: Insurance enrollment forms must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event/activity/trip.

Certificates of Liability Insurance

Check our Certificates of Liability Insurance list.

  • All vendors and venues with a current Certificate of Liability are on this list. It is updated the first day of each month.
  • If a group is not on the list, the troop or group attending the event should request that the vendor or venue fax a current certificate to Girl Scouts, attn: Mary Mautino, (619) 298-2031.
Request Certificate of Liability Insurance from Council

To request that a copy of the Girl Scout's Certificate of Liability insurance be sent to a vendor or venue, please email Mary Mautino with:

  • Complete vendor/venue name
  • Mailing address
  • Specific additional insured wording for Certificate
  • Vendor/Venue fax or e-mail address
Submit forms to:

Girl Scouts San Diego
Attn: Event Insurance Enrollment
1231 Upas St.
San Diego, CA 92103-5199

Send forms to us with a check made payable to "Girl Scouts San Diego" at least 10 days prior to the event.