Are you working on the DASHboard Patch? Be sure to purchase it before December 31st, 2012. After this time the patch will no longer be available for purchase in our stores.
It may come as a surprise to many that traffic crashes are the number one cause of death among teens. Moving vehicles pose more of a threat than guns, suicide or disease. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers, and hundreds of thousands of teens are injured in traffic crashes each year.
For the above reasons, GSCNC, in partnership with GEICO, has created the DASHboard Road Safety Patch Program for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. The program addresses a variety of road safety topics - everything from distracted driving to car maintenance to road safety careers.
Find out how YOU can make a difference on the road by earning the DASHboard Road Safety patch.
Download the DASHboard Road Safety Patch Program activity booklet here.
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ACTIVITY PLANS DOCUMENTS
The following documents are worksheets that correspond with specific activities listed in the activity booklet. You can pick up a hard copy of all of these documents from the Marilynn Carr Information Center at Council Headquarters. The address is:
4301 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste M-2
Washington DC 20008
You can download the complete activity supplement packet here, or access each individual worksheet below.
Additional Handouts include:
Put on a one time event using the DASHboard Road Safety program! The following is a guide complete with lesson plans, agenda and supply list, that can be used as a recruitment/Bring-A-Friend event or a Service Unit/area event.
GEICO Safety Poster and Video Contest
Each fall, GEICO invites students from across the country to use their imagination to film, design, paint, draw, color or cut and paste an original picture and message emphasizing the importance of vehicle safety. Computer-generated art is also encouraged.
For the first year ever, contestants will have the opportunity to choose between three different safety themes:
• The importance of wearing a safety belt
• How to prevent distracted driving
• Safe alternatives to texting while driving
**Events and workshops are held throughout the year.
Check the GSCNC program registration website for upcoming dates/locations.
Contact Dara Cummings at email@example.com for more information.
If your troop has completed the program, you can purchase the patch at the Council shop.
*Check Out Recent Road Safety Events!
DASHboard Program Evaluation:
If you have participated in the DASHboard program, either on the troop level or the council-wide event level, please submit an evaluation of your experience. This evaluation will help the GSCNC Program Department to better meet the needs of girls and leaders.
Click on the evaluation to download.
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