Follow all checkpoints listed in the current Safety Activity Checkpoints. When checkpoints and established council notification procedures are followed, you have permission to participate in that activity. Safety Activity Checkpoints: https://www.girlscoutshcc.org/content/dam/girlscouts-girlscoutshcc/documents/Safety_Activity_Checkpoints.pdf
For an overnight trip, submit at least seven days prior to your trip (If there is not a service unit manager, or if the service unit manager is the troop leader, send to your volunteer management specialist). The service unit manager will send required notifications to the council office.
Trip definitions and planning procedures are on 2nd page of the Trip Notification https://www.girlscoutshcc.org/content/dam/girlscouts-girlscoutshcc/documents/899_Trip_Notification.pdf
If this is an extended trip (250 miles or more), there are different forms to be submitted. Please contact your Service Unit Manager for details
PLANNING/PROCEDURES 1. Complete, when required, the Trip Notification form #899 and forward to your service unit manager. 2. To request Additional Insurance Form #3548, contact the Insurance Specialist at the Program Center in Sacramento. 3. Some activities/trips require that a first-aider go with your troop. Look up your activity in Safety Activity Checkpoints and see if a first-aider is required. 4. Swimming, water skiing, and wind surfing require a lifeguard. Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, row boating, and sailing require documented experience and/or certification. Read Safety Activity Checkpoints specific information about these activities. 5. If you are going camping, a troop camp certified adult must accompany the troop. This person will also help the troop prepare for camping. 6. If you are going backpacking, a backpack certified adult must accompany the troop. This person will also help the trip prepare for camping. 7. Be sure to follow and practice the Leave No Trace Principles appropriate to your activity8. Ensure that each driver has a packet that contains:Guidelines for Drivers (form #898).Parent Permission to Participate (form #161) OR blue permission slips (form #695) for each girl in vehicle. The name and phone number of the at home emergency contact person. A map to follow with pre-planned stops clearly marked.