When planning activities taking place outside of the troop’s usual meeting time and space, leaders must complete the following steps:
- Review the Girl Scouts’ Safety Standards Guidelines in Safety Activity Checkpoints.
- Gain approval from caregivers (parents/guardians) using the Activity Girl Permission Form.
- Ensure proper volunteer-to-girl ratios. See the "Knowing How Many Volunteers You Need" section above for guidance.
- Review the information on “Transporting Girls”—including the checklist for drivers—in Safety Activity Checkpoints.
- Read Safety Activity Checkpoints for requirements and recommendations for participants in these activities.
- Complete a Non-member Insurance Request for any approved Girl Scout activities where girls, adults, or family members who are not registered Girl Scout members will be participating—even just as audience members or potential “customers” (except for council-sponsored Fall Product or Cookie programs, where this is not required).
What training do I need? In additional to basic troop leadership volunteer training and criminal background check requirements, First Aid training is recommended, but not required.