When parents register their daughter to be a Girl Scout member, they “understand that when participating in Girl Scout activities the registrant may be photographed for print, video or electronic imaging.” Parents also “understand that the images may be used in promotional materials, news releases and other published formats for either the local Girl Scout councils or Girl Scouts of the USA” (GSUSA’s Girl Registration form).
Photos are also used on the council’s website at www.gsle.org and as of May 2010, may now be shared on the council’s page on Facebook, provided that:
Permission has been received in writing from the parent or guardian of the Girl Scout, and/or any adult in the photo as well. Please keep signed forms in the troop file.
Use care in posting photos, videos or any information about others online or in a public venue without their permission. Adults should supervise girls who are uploading information.
Please alert the GSLE communications department if permission was denied by providing the person’s name, Girl Scout connection and, if possible, a photo for internal use.
If a parent/guardian has denied use of her daughter’s photo on the council website or on Facebook only, please make sure to not upload any photos containing the girl in the photo, and if submitting the photo to a printed publication, please indicate photo is not to be used online.
Follow Girl Scout guidelines by only using first names of girls online. Girl shall not be “tagged” to any photos on Facebook as this identifies her by last name and links to her profile/personal information. Photos that are tagged will be deleted from the council’s Facebook page.
Other suggestions include posting a notice at public Girl Scout events or activities that photos, videos or other representations may be posted online.
Include a similar statement about images being used online on individual troop outing forms.