Since 1996, all
lifeguards for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri facilities (Camps
Cedarledge, Fiddlecreek and Tuckaho) have been required to attend an annual
in-service training before they can lifeguard on council-owned properties to
orient lifeguards to council procedures, evaluate skills and increase safety at
the council’s pools and lakes.
At the time of the Lead & Learn’s publishing, the Girl
Scouts of Eastern Missouri was in the process of updating the in-service
program to meet the needs of the council and its membership.
Starting in March 2014,
all lifeguards who wish to lifeguard on council-owned properties must:
a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification. ARC lifeguard
certification is valid for 2 years. It is the responsibility of the
lifeguard to maintain their own certification.
This means that our members can go to www.redcross.org
to sign up for a class (review course or full class) or they can go to their
own local aquatic facilities who are offering American Red Cross training.
an annual in-service review of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Waterfront
Manual at the Girl Scout Service Center.
To register for an
in-service, please go to www.girlscoutsem.org
> Register Online
For more information
about obtaining an American Red Cross lifeguarding certification, please call
1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or visit www.redcross.org
Financial assistance is
available through the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri volunteer assistance
programs. Please go to www.girlscoutsem.org
>Volunteers > Training >Financial Assistance for more information.
Jennifer Morgan, Director, Camping Services & Facilities at 314.592.2363 or
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