Safety Management Training
Nothing is more important within Girl Scouting than ensuring the health and safety of girls. Safety management training will help you identify risks, avoid injury and illness, and help you respond to emergencies if needed.
Learn more about Girl Scout safety at www.sdgirlscouts.org/safety.
First Aid Courses
For many activities, Girl Scouts recommends that at least one adult volunteer be first aid/CPR certified. Volunteers can take advantage of IN-PERSON first aid/CPR training offered by chapters of the American Red Cross, National Safety Council, EMP America, or American Heart Association. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org before accepting other training organizations.
Level 1 First Aiders are sufficient for most activities. The First Aider carries basic first aid and CPR certification.
Level 2 First Aiders are recommended for large (over 200 persons) events, remote locations, and some high-risk activities. Level 2 certification consists of advanced training. Consult Volunteer Essentials for definitions, and Safety Activity Checkpoints for specific requirements for your activity.
For your convenience, Girl Scouts San Diego offers the following Safety Management courses:
This Advanced Health and Safety course meets the requirements for a Level 1 First Aider. Successful completion earns a two-year certification. Course length: 5 hours. Fee $45 (option to attend CPR only or First Aid only; see registration for details)
Basic Water Rescue
This American Red Cross certification course provides individuals with information and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful course participants will be able to serve as swimming “watchers” under the supervision of a certified lifeguard, and will be better prepared to support certified instructors during aquatic activities. This is an in-the-water course; you will be in the pool. Note: this is NOT — nor is it a substitute for — a lifeguarding course. Participants will NOT be certified as lifeguards. Certification valid for 2 years. Course length: 3 hours. Fee $20
Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, and other skills to serve as a volunteer or professional lifeguard. Successful completion earns a 2-year certification that includes first aid, professional-level CPR and AED in one American Red Cross certificate. This is an in-the-water course. A rigorous pre-course swim test is required. Materials must be purchased and read in advance. Details are provided upon registration. Course length: 30 hours. Fee $125