Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Girl Scouts of the USA Partners with the American Red Cross

The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and the American Red Cross announced today a new partnership that provides Girl Scouts across the country access to Red Cross training at reduced rates under a nationally standardized agreement. This agreement allows for an easier, more streamlined process of signing up for preparedness courses to help save lives. Councils, who will have an appointed Red Cross representative to work with, can select either full service trainings (e.g. directly) from the Red Cross, or they can choose to have staff trained to work as authorized providers. Training options under the agreement include core trainings such as CPR and First Aid, as well as Water Safety and Rescue, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Lifeguarding, Babysitting among others.  The trainings are available to both adults and girls, as age appropriate. Girl Scouts love to help others to make the world a better place.  This new partnership provides a national framework to help both adult and girl members better able to provide quality public service to their communities.