Whether you are meeting with girls as a troop/group or planning an event, Girl Scouts has tools and procedures in place to reduce risk and inform all the right people.
To ensure that you complete all the necessary steps to meet our safety guidelines, before planning meetings and events with girls please review the forms below and Volunteers Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints.
Knowing which forms you need and where to find them can be confusing; yet, not having proper paperwork can spoil the whole experience for everyone. Take the stress out of it by using the Form Finder. Once this tool opens up click on the image and answer a few short questions-you’ll get a list of what’s needed and the forms themselves as writable PDF’s. Yeah-no guesswork! Or use the information below. Either one will work.
Permission for Meetings, Day Trips and Medical Care
Policy on Administering Medicine
This annually updated form should be kept on hand for every girl in a troop or group. The form provides parent/guardian approval for girls to attend Girl Scout meetings, day trips, and consent to seek medical care in the case of an emergency. A copy of this form should accompany the troop/group everywhere they go.
Girl/Adult Health History Form
If you are attending a Girl Scout event as an individual or not part of a troop, please provide a copy of this form to the event organizer.
Parent/Guardian Permission for Overnights, High-Risk Activities and Sensitive Topics
If your group is planning on participating in a high risk activity or discussing a sensitive topic, each girl must have this signed by her parent/guardian. If you are planning an overnight event/trip please visit Trips Forms for additional forms. Note: Not sure what constitutes a high-risk activity or sensitive topic? Learn more in Volunteer Essentials.
Application for High Risk and Sensitive Topics
If your group is planning on participating in a high risk activity or discussing a sensitive topic, please submit this application to your SU Manager or staff representative. Note: Not sure what constitutes a high-risk activity or sensitive topic? Learn more in Volunteer Essentials.
As Girl Scout members, your Girl Scouts of the USA membership provides you with basic secondary insurance. For many of the activities you do as Girl Scouts, you will need to purchase additional insurance –- especially for trips/high risk activities and for non-members participating in your Girl Scout experiences. Visit Insurance Forms for more information.
Incident Report Form
Should there be a significant incident at your meeting/event including injuries, disputes, etc, please submit an incident report form within 24 hours or the next business day to Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
If your event will be a money-earning event for your group or service unit, please see our Money-Earning Forms.
Emergency Procedure Card
Girl Scouts of Western Washington has an emergency action plan in place for our members. Please have these cards available for all volunteers and parents.
If any member of your group who will be driving girls for Girl Scout purposes should have a transportation card on file with the group leadership.
Image Consent Release Form for Non-Girl Scouts and Adults
Please share this form with anyone who is not a Girl Scout member who may be photographed with your group. This consent covers the use of images by Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Western Washington, not for troop/group purposes. Members of Girl Scouts have already agreed to allow their image to be used for Girl Scout purposes via their registration form.
Troop Record Keeping
Forms that leaders would use at/for a meeting in order to keep track of girls’ attendance, earned badges, etc.