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Child Abuse


Child abuse consists of any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development. 
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Volunteers are expected to establish a no-tolerance policy for abuse or bullying at troop meetings, events, or any Girl Scout activity. 
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GSGATL will release a volunteer who has been convicted of or pleads guilty or no contest to a charge of child abuse or neglect when GSGATL is aware of such conviction or charges. 
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Physical abuse is injury to a child under age 18 by a parent or caretaker which results in bruises, welts, fractures, burns, cuts or internal injuries.
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