Nothing is more important within Girl Scouting than ensuring the health and safety of girls. Health and safety extend 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.


All Girl Scout staff and volunteers undergo a background check and screening before they are hired or appointed in a volunteer position. Every adult in Girl Scouting is responsible for the physical and emotional safety of girls and agrees to follow Girl Scout safety guidelines and Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints at all times.


Online Safety
GSUSA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and joined the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s National Network . The campaign provides tools and resources to help raise awareness among kids, teens and young adults about emerging online threats and the importance of cyber security.


Girls and volunteers make great partners to ensure that Girl Scout environments and activities are safe. Before girls explore the Internet, we recommend they sign the GSUSA Online Safety Pledge.


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