Every registered Girl Scout member (girl and adult) is covered by a basic accident insurance plan. The plan is designed to help pay medical expenses if an accident occurs during a supervised Girl Scout activity. Trained Girl Scout volunteers are at every meeting, and adult/girl ratios are set to ensure your daughter’s needs and safety will be met.
Every troop receives Safety-Wise, a Girl Scouts of the USA publication that helps girls and their leaders plan safe, age-appropriate activities. Safety-Wise also details how girls’ adventures and experiences should progress as they grow older, and helps adult volunteers determine if an activity is well-suited for their girls.
Like you, we want to make sure your daughter has a positive adult role model as a troop leader. This council appoints troop leaders who have completed a screening process and require all leaders to complete training within 4 months of appointment.
Please take the following steps to help insure your daughter’s experience is positive:
- Complete the Health History form you received and return it to the troop leader with up-to-date emergency contact information.
- Complete and sign the Girl Scout Registration form and return it with payment to the troop leader. All members are covered by a basic insurance policy, so it is important that participants turn in their registration forms and national membership dues.
- Return all permission slips promptly. In order to ensure your daughter’s safety, her leader needs a signed parent permission slip for activities outside of meetings.
- If you will be driving for the troop on field trips, it is recommended you become a registered Girl Scout. This way you will be covered by the council’s liability, medical, accident, and non-council owned vehicle liability insurance.
- Please don’t bring your daughter’s siblings to Girl Scout troop meetings or field trips unless there is a specific, supervised program planned for them. These children aren’t covered by the Activity Accident Insurance.