Programme Hints - Brownies are wide awake - Home Safety

Activity: Home Safety


Brownie Section

Time needed

60-90 minutes

Learning Goal

To educate members with knowledge of home safety. To recognize the potential dangers happened at home. Members learn to stay away from danger and handle the crisis immediately.


In the form of discussion and Q&A, tell members of the below information. It is useful for members to get a badge of “Safety in the Home”.


  1. When there is an accident, members learn to know how to call police or emergency services.
  • Ask adults to help
  • Dial 999
  • Tell the accident venue clearly
  • The number of injured and their approximate age
  • Type of accidents: car accident, dropping objects from height


  1. Home safety tips




  • No threshold, no stumble.
  • Spacious entrance for easy access.
  • Dry floor to prevent slipping.



  • Waist height ideal for safe and easy cooking.
  • Store less, keep more space for dishes and food to prevent their falling.



  • Moderate height for easy retrieval.
  • Organize the items inside regularly.



  • A fixed spot for properly storage.



  • No storage at a high spot to prevent standing on your tiptoe.



  • Use an induction cooker to prevent fire.
  • Use an alarm clock to remind you turn off the cooker.


       LPG cylinders

  • Store them away from fire.


       Wires and electrical sockets

  • Set enough sockets for electrical appliances to avoid overloading a single socket and short circuit.
  • Organize wires properly.



  • Enough lighting for cooking purposes.


      In Bathroom



  • Use bathroom door that allows opening from the outside for rescues.



  • Use non-slip tiles or pad to prevent slipping.



  • Add handrails near the toilet shower and sink.



  • Keep storage in cabinets to keep the space clean and tidy.
  • No storage near the entrance or on the floor to prevent tripping.
  • No storage above the head of the bed to prevent their falling.


Leaders can distribute notes of above information to members for their learning.


Activity 1: How to use public telephone?

Materials needed: pictures which show the tools for making phone calls

Instructions: Rearrange the pictures in correct order to show the steps of making phone calls

Answer: 3 2 1 4


Activity 2: Right or Wrong?

Materials needed: papers, color pens

Instructions: Members search for the potential dangers in the pictures and fill in those parts in color.  


Figure 1: may cause fire. Electrical appliances which require huge power consumption, such as refrigerators, washing machines, rice cookers, etc., should use an independent socket.

Figure 2: should store water in the washing machine. There is a possibly of drowning children.

Figure 3 : Flammable items should not be placed near gas stove.

Figure 4: Open the window immediately when there is gas leakage. This can avoid fire or explosion.

Figure 5: Should not dry clothes on the heater to avoid fire


Activity 3: Home safety

Materials needed: a picture with home safety problems


1. Each team tries to find out the problems stated in the pictures

2. List out the answers

3. Complete the answers in limited time

4. Exchange the answers with each other

5. Leader explains the answer

6. The team find the most answer will win the game


Which elements of the method are used, and how?

☑ Learning in small groups – Members cooperate to get as many correct answers as they can. All of them get the equal opportunities to express their knowledge and abilities.


☑ My path, my pace – In different circumstances, members explore the potential dangers which will be found at home and suggest their own solutions.


☑ Learning by doing – Members learn to seek help from adults when there is danger, because they may not have enough knowledge or ability to handle those crises.


How does the method give youth members a chance to take the lead?

Members can apply the knowledge when there is accidents during the activity.

How can you connect this activity to the values of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting?

Leaders explain the importance of home safety and the methods of ensuring home safety. Members know more of their responsibility as a part of family.

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Last Update Date: 2017-09-04