In light of school closures due to the Coronavirus, parents should be aware that they can order single copies of Safe@Home and Intro to Safe Babysitting. These programs prepare school-age children to be safe while home alone or babysitting younger siblings. Each program includes a student booklet and a facilitators guide that will help parents understand and reinforce the skills taught in the student booklet.
Intro to Safe Babysitting by Safe Sitter® is a program designed for Girl Scouts and other groups of students in grades 6-8 who are interested in learning how to safely care for children. The program is designed to enable a troop leader or parent volunteer to facilitate an introductory level program about safe babysitting techniques. Each student is required to receive an Intro to Safe Babysitting booklet ($12.50 includes booklet, and 1 facilitator’s guide per order).
Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practicing diapering. Completing Intro to Safe Babysitting by Safe Sitter® meets some of the requirements of the Cadette Babysitter Badge. See a curriculum sample
If your Cadettes are interested in completing one of our comprehensive Safe Sitter® courses, use our Find a Class feature to find Registered Safe Sitter® Providers near you and then register your Girl Scouts for an upcoming class. If you have six or more Cadettes and would like a class for your group, complete our Instructor Request Form and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Learn more about which training option is best for your group.
If you are looking for a program for Junior level Girl Scouts, we can help! Learn more about helping Girl Scout Juniors earn their Independence Badge.