Weapons in the Girl Scout Environment
Handguns, shotguns, rifles, pellet guns, bows and arrows, and knives with blades over three (3) inches long are not permitted at any Girl Scout activity or on any property owned or leased by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. Exceptions to this policy are made for knives used only for kitchen duties, weapons approved by the Board of Directors for presentation of a certified skill program, weapons stored in the private residence on Council Properties, and those weapons in the possession of law enforcement personnel who are required to carry such weapons while on or off duty.
Under the policy, prohibited weapons include any form of weapon or explosive that is restricted by local, state or federal law. This includes all firearms, even if licensed, illegal knives, or other weapons covered by the law.
Violation of Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan’s policy regarding weapons in the Girl Scout environment may result in immediate disciplinary action up to and including release from appointment without notice.