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Be Prepared is the motto of Girl Guides around the world. This challenges us to think critically as we work to meet the needs of today’s girls and Guiders in providing girl-focused programming.

Safe Guide is the document that GGC provides to guide Members in the preparation of plans for exciting activities and opportunities in their quest to deliver innovative activities for girls.

Safe Guide Training

New Members are required to take Safe Guide training within their first 6 months of Membership. Training is provided locally in face to face sessions and is available on line. The e-learning version is available through the Learning Library where you can set up an account and complete the training on line. 


Safe Guide Updated July 2014

Safe Guide has been revised to provide you with more direction and support. As well, some wording changes have been made for clarification but they do not change procedures. You will need to refer to the new document (posted below) when planning activities. All earlier versions are out of date.

 Download Explanation of Changes

Download Explanation of Changes for International Travel

Here are a few highlights:  

  1. In order to facilitate family picnics or community BBQs, these activities are considered higher risk (Yellow level) only if girls are doing the cooking. 
  2. Non-members who volunteer more than twice must be registered in iMIS as a Unit Assistant with a PRC. To register they complete the Non-member volunteer form (A.7).
  3. International travel procedures have been significantly updated and divide based on length of travel:

a. International Travel under 72 hours procedures are in a new Activity Guide

b. International Travel 72 hours or more procedures are in a separate Planning Guide


As of September 1, 2014 all activities must be planned based on the July 2014 version of Safe Guide, with the exception of international travel 72 hours or more. For further details about international travel please see above the Explanation of Changes for International Travel.

We recommend that Members print the General Planning for Activities section of Safe Guide for handy reference.

Safe Guide - July 2014

Safe Guide - Sections






Download Safe Guide forms


Fundraising above and beyond the sale of cookies

Fundraising policy and procedure (In the Governance Manual table of contents, click on the Fund Development Policy and scroll to the information on Fundraising.)

  • Application for Fundraising Approval (FR.1) (Word /  PDF)

Preauthorization of travel

BEFORE commencing planning for travel (whether within the province/territory, Canada or international) submit for approval:
  • Travel Preauthorization (SG.8) (Word / PDF)

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