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Adult-to-Girl Ratio

Adult-to-Girl Ratio

How many adults do you need?

Adult-to-girl ratios show the minimum number of adults needed to supervise a specific number of girls.  These ratios were devised to ensure the safety of girls.  If one adult has to respond to an emergency, a second adult is always there for the rest of the girls.  Remember: if an adult volunteers three or more times during a membership year, goes on an overnight activity, or handles troop funds, they need to complete the volunteer application process.

Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years oldDrivers must be 21 years old.

Adult-to-Girl Ratio Chart

Example: If you’re having a regular troop meeting with 17 Daisies, you’ll need three adults (at least two of whom are unrelated, and at least one of whom is female), because you need two adults for 12 Daisies and one more adult for up to six more girls.  If this group of 17 Daisies is going a field trip, 5 adults are needed.

Example: If you have 17 Cadettes attending a troop meeting, you only need two unrelated adults (at least one of whom is female) because two adults can manage up to 25 Cadettes.

Questions?  Contact your Volunteer Support Specialist to make sure you have enough adults for the activity you are planning.