Girl Scout Lifeguard In-Service
Start Date/Time:
Monday, May 12, 2014 7:00 PM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Monday, May 12, 2014 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Location:
GSEM Council Office, 2300 Ball Drive
Description:

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:

 

  • Have 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.

 

  • Attend 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.

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Morgan, Director, Camping Services & Facilities at 314.592.2363 or jmorgan@girlscoutsem.org