As your troop plans your Girl Scout year you will undoubtedly want to add some activities and travel that may require some extra leg work and approval from the GSSGC. Below is the information you need to help your troop plan.
Safety Activity Checkpoints is a guide that helps troops think through the safety concerns of any and all activities they might be interested in throughout the year. It has guidance and safety requirements for anything from adventure sports to using the internet including the requirement for council approval or not. Our Girl Scout insurance determines which activities require approval as well as which activities are allowed for which GS levels. The full Safety Activity Checkpoints document can be a very informative and useful tool for troops as they plan their year. Our Activity Approval Process document online can be used as a quick look at the list of activities that do and do not require approval before digging into the checkpoints. The checkpoints are updated regularly by GSUSA to add activities or update their guidance on specific activities.
Some examples of activities that require approval are horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, overnights longer than 24 hours, just to name a few. See the complete list in the Activity Approval Process in the Forms section online.
Extended trips are intended to be girl-planned, girl-led, and girl-learning experiences that are more than two (2) nights and/or more than 700 miles round-trip or any place outside the continental United States. Extended trips are limited to Bridging Juniors, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Use these resources to help your troop plan.