Girl Scout First Aiders
An adult who has taken GSUSA approved First Aid and CPR training and volunteers to provide safety services to a troop is a first aider. First aiders are required when troops participate in activities that need council approval.
The Safety-Wise chapter of Volunteer Essentials discusses first aiders and defines who qualifies as a Level 1, Level 2, and Wilderness first aider.
Safety Course Descriptions
- For all First Aid and CPR courses, the number of participants is strictly limited. Spaces fill on a first come, first served basis. Courses may be cancelled if less than six people are registered. Registrations will not be processed until payment is received.
- Be early! Participants who arrive late will not be certified.
- Notify the training registrar as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. Someone may be waiting for your space.
- All courses include skill sessions requiring working on the floor. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a cushion for kneeling as needed.
- Participants are required to complete both written exams and skills test(s) in all courses to receive certification.
- Courses scheduled to meet through a meal time will not break. Bring a drink and food with you to the course.
Safety Basics Refresher (Medic Pediatric Plus)
Successful completion of this course certifies an individual as a level 1 first aider. Certification is valid for two years.
The ability to kneel and participate in physical activity.
Responding to an emergency, CPR skills, first aid, and safety
What to Bring
Paper, pen, food and drink, your enthusiasm, and Training Record Card.
The Refresher Course is designed for individuals familiar with safety practices. You will be given an opportunity to practice using manikins and scenarios and guidance from a trained instructor, then you will complete a performance examination. Refresher may be completed once every four years. The full course is required every four years. Your Medic certification must not be expired to qualify for refresher.