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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

Each troop should have at least 1 adult with First Aid/CPR training for trips and certain troop activities. 

An adult certified in First Aid/CPR is required if a troop leaves their meeting place and/or if an activity’s Safety Activity Checkpoint indicates a First Aider is required.  The following healthcare providers may also serve as first-aiders: physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, paramedic, military medic, and emergency medical technician.

With our partner agency, EPIC Trainings, Inc., we offer full day and blended learning classes.  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. 

Blended Learning Sessions: $38.00
Full Course: $48.00

For questions and/or to register for one of our sessions contact EPIC Trainings at mail@epictrainings.com or 585-615-4379. 

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

Wednesday

November 3

5pm

Saturday

Full in-person session available

November 13

9am  

 

Wednesday

December 1

5pm

Saturday

December 4

9am

Wednesday

January 5

5pm

Saturday

January 8

9am

Wednesday

February 2

5pm

Saturday

February 5

9am

Wednesday

March 2

5pm

Saturday

March 12

9am

Wednesday

April 6

5pm

Saturday

April 9

9am

Wednesday

May 4

5pm

Saturday

May 14

9am

Jamestown Service Center*
2661 Horton Rd, Jamestown NY 14701
Day Date Time

Saturday

November 20

2pm-5pm

Saturday

March 5

2pm-5pm

Lockport Service Center*
5000 Cambria Rd, Lockport, NY 14094
Day Date Time

Saturday

November 20

9am-noon

Saturday

March 5

9am-noon

*Participants would do the Online then a thorough review of both sessions (in person), will work for new and recertifying students who wish to have an in depth review.  

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

Wednesday

November 10

5pm

Saturday

November 13

11am

Saturday

Full in-person session available

 

December  4                

 

11am     

Wednesday

December 8

5pm

Wednesday

January 5

5pm

Saturday

January 8

11am

Saturday

February 5

11am

Wednesday

February 9

5pm

Wednesday

March 9

5pm

Saturday

March 12

11am

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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