To ensure the safety and well-being of all girls, Girl Scouts of
Kansas Heartland requires troops to be accompanied by someone
currently certified in First Aid and CPR for any activity or trip
beyond their regular meeting site, any physically demanding activity,
and all overnight trips.
If a registered adult with the troop is a nurse (RN/LPN), a
certified emergency medical technician, or a doctor, they can serve as
the troop’s “First-Aider.” Otherwise, a troop leader or other
registered adult will need to become certified through a GSKH course
or another certifying organization. If you are certified through
another organization, please submit proof of certification and
expiration information to the Volunteer Support department of your regional
office. See Volunteer
Essentials for a list of approved certifying organizations.
First Aid and CPR training that is available entirely online
does not satisfy Girl Scouts' requirements.
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland provides several scheduled National
Safety Council (NSC) First Aid and CPR certification courses
throughout the year to accommodate our volunteers. The NSC First Aid
and CPR course covers the skills needed to successfully perform First
Aid and CPR, and it provides a two-year certification. All NSC First
Aid and CPR courses offered by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland have a
$20 per participant charge to cover material costs. The cost of this
training is a valid troop expense.
upcoming First Aid & CPR courses here.