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Safety

Keeping our girls and volunteers safe is our top priority. Contact Customer Care if you ever have any safety guidelines questions—it is better to be safe than sorry!

Before leading any in-person Girl Scout activities, volunteers must review the Safety Activity guidelines for in-person meetings, and review one of the two July 9, 2020 webinar recordings below: 

Girl Scouts Safety Guidelines

Safety Activity Checkpoints is a resource that provides safety standards and guidelines for Girl Scouts of the United States of American (GSUSA)-approved activities.  

Click here to see the PDF of the Safety Activity Checkpoints.

The Safety Activity Checkpoints (SAC) are written for particular activities. SAC is a resource that provides safety standards and guidelines for Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA)-approved activities.

GSUSA, local councils, and other units holding a creditial - including USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) committees - shall be responsible for seeing that all activities are planned and carried out in a manner that considers the health, safety, and general well-being of all participants in accordance with these guidelines. 

First Aid and CPR Training

Troops must have an adult with current First Aid/CPR training accompany them on troop activities outside of their usual meeting place.

Certain healthcare providers can serve as First Aiders; these are physicians, physician’s assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, paramedics, military medics, and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicans). GSWNY also offers First Aid and CPR classes for Girl Scout volunteers to become certified in First Aid and CPR.

With our partner agency, EPIC Trainings Inc., we currently offer Blended First Aid/CPR classes which allow the learner the ability to train at their own pace and in their home environment. Once a student registers they will receive a link to the online course and written test. The presentation is accessible from any internet device – laptop, personal computer, cell phone. This user friendly course allows you to stop and start the training at your leisure as you complete the material; the test is open-book and requires an 80% or better to pass. To complete certification a hands-on skills assessment is then required. Skills assessments are in person and last approx. 10 minutes per student. For the safety of our volunteers/students COVID precautions are in place, instructors are masked and mannequins are sanitized after each student. 

These standard First Aid and CPR courses include adult and child CPR and Basic First Aid; certification is valid for 2 years.

Blended learning classes are NOT recommended if this is your first time taking First Aid and CPR Training. If you need a Full Course (in-person) contact EPIC Trainings and let them know, they will do what they can to accommodate you. 

  • Blended Learning Sessions: $40.00
  • Full Course: $48.00

For questions and/or to register contact EPIC Trainings at mail@epictrainings.com or 585-615-4379.  If you need certification but cannot attend any of our scheduled sessions, call EPIC anyway - they will work with you and find a community session that fits with your availability.

Remaining courses currently scheduled for the 2022 Program Year:

Buffalo Service Center
4433 Genesee St, Suite 101, Buffalo NY 14225
Day Date Time

Wednesday

April 6

5pm

Saturday

April 9

9am

Wednesday

May 4

5pm

Saturday

May 14

9am

Rochester Service Center
1000 Elmwood Ave,  Door 9, Rochester NY, 14620
Day Date Time

Saturday

April 9

11am

Wednesday

April 13 5 pm

Wednesday

May 11

5pm

Saturday

May 14

11am

Virtual Meeting Safety Tips

Nothing is more important than ensuring the health and safety of our girls, whether they’re engaged in real-world activities or exploring online. Here are some tips for reducing risk and becoming more effective digital citizens

Virtual Meeting Safety Tips

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