Receive a Red Cross two-year certification in Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED. One certified adult is required at all Girl Scout meetings and activities.
At GSOSW, we strive to offer an adult training progression matching the girl progression experience. Our trainings are designed to offer adults insight on girl and adult readiness, and present ideas for how adults can teach girls skills in an empowering way.
For most Girl Scout meetings and activities at least one adult volunteer in attendance needs to be First Aid/CPR/AED certified for adults and children. If your troop is planning a trip where girls will be 30 minutes or more away from emergency services, we also require at least one adult attending the trip to be certified in Wilderness and Remote First Aid. GSOSW accepts certifications from most certifying bodies as long as the class includes an in-person component. You can either take a Red Cross class hosted by GSOSW or submit a copy of an existing certification through the GSOSW Certification Submission course in gsLearn.
NEW DURING COVID-19 CLOSURES: GSUSA has now approved the acceptance of online First Aid/CPR/AED certificates temporarily while in-person classes are unable to meet. GSOSW’s only approved source for online CPR training is the one used for the online portion of our blended Red Cross CPR course. This online training is free for GSOSW volunteers and is only good for becoming a qualified troop first aider; it is not a full certification for use outside of Girl Scout activities. This training will be valid until 90 days after GSOSW can resume offering in-person CPR classes. The link can be found in the GSOSW Certification Submission course in gsLearn.
REQUIRED TRAINING FOR TROOP TRAVEL/TRIPS:
Troops are required to have one attending adult with the following trainings in order to leave the meeting place or time. The GSOSW outdoor training progression is intended to be taken over an extended period of time, and should be pursued when girls are ready to plan such an activity. These trainings should be taken prior to the planning phase for the aforementioned travel.
Cancellation policy: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding cancellations and transfers. Late registrations and cancellations will include a $10 fee and no refunds or transfers will be given after the evaluation date.
Please note: Participants need to be present for an entire
course in order to receive credit for the training. Late arrival
participation will be determined by the trainer. GSOSW volunteer
trainings are adult, member-only events. Please make other
arrangements for your children.
Love Girl Scouts and want to share your passion and knowledge with other volunteers? Join the GSOSW Council Training Corps! Volunteer trainers offer consistent training anchored in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. GSOSW trainings provide adult volunteers the skills they need to provide safe, empowering and enriching Girl Scout Programing, and inspire them to engage girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and to make the world a better place. Ready to get started? Submit an application to Patricia Hutchings, Learning Services Specialist, at email@example.com.