How to get permission from parents when you're planning exciting activities for your girls
If participants are under 18, you need parental permission for:
- adventurous activities
- activities outside the usual meeting times
- activities away from the meeting place.
How to get permission
Fill in Part I of the Information and Consent for Event/Activity form and then ask parents or carers to fill out Part II. This form must be completed by parents or carers when any members under the age of 18 are attending an event or doing an adventurous activity.
Get permission for multiple activities
To make it easier, if you have multiple activities planned for the next term then list them all on the Information and Consent form. Include details of each activity, date, time, location and anything else parents and carers need to know. Once they have signed, you then have their permission for all activities that term.
Remember that if you add another activity to your programme for the term, you'll need to ask parents to fill out an additional form.
Be clear about whether any deposits or payments for activities or trips are refundable should the event not take place or their daughter decide not to participate. Read our advice on including members with low incomes.
Do not make your own forms
Always use the official Girlguiding permission forms. Using your own forms will make it difficult for Girlguiding to support you if there's an accident or incident.
You can run the Unit information and Consent for Event/Activity Form report in the Report Management area of GO to add the name, age, membership number and photographic consent (if applicable) for every girl in your unit to page 2 of the form. Simply use the link to fill in page 1 about the event/activity, and print for your whole unit.
Give girls an amazing guiding experience
Use the Activity Finder
To choose an exciting activity to do with your unit