Girls for Safer Communities (GFSC) is a new program activity which aims to increase awareness about safety concerns of girls and women while mobilizing girls to become leaders in their communities.
Pathfinders and Rangers receive leadership and safety training that prepares them to lead their peers or younger Units or community members on group safety audit walks to identify safety concerns in their communities. Girls will go on to work with members of the community to make recommendations and create action plans that will improve safety.
Safety audits are a tool for assessing how safe your neighbourhood is. Girls walk around the area using a checklist to assess safety features such as lighting, traffic and signage, in order to determine what action should be taken to improve safety. Through this audit, girls become more aware of factors affecting their personal safety while working together to make their community safer.
Following the audit, a report card is completed that summarizes the safety audit findings. The girls then submit their findings to local officials in order to address the safety issues raised by the audit.
Girls participating in GFSC will earn the corresponding badges or pins.
Complete resources are available on Member Zone. (requires Member login)
Use the online Safety Audit Report Cards to log your results.
GFSC Safety Audit Report Card Form: