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First Aid Courses

Girl Scouts Louisiana East accepts both American Heart Association and American Red Cross training to meet First Aid requirements.  Level 1 First Aid is required of at least one adult working with a troop or group while on outings. 

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid / CPR / AED Blended Learning
consists of online content and assessments as well as hands-on skill practice performing first aid, CPR, and AED skills for adults, children and infants. Other emergency situations, such as choking, stroke, and breathing difficulties are also covered. Participants must complete the online content and assessments successfully prior to attending the skills session to receive certification.

To ensure more volunteers have access to health and safety training, Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross have formed a national partnership.  All of our First Aid and CPR courses will now include AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training as well. 

Fee: $50 per person. Fee is fully reimbursable from troop funds. 

American Heart Assoc. Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.

Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches child & adult CPR and AED use.

Fee: $50 per person. Fee is fully refundable from troop funds.

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors cannot serve as First Aiders for a troop. The following healthcare providers may serve as Level 1 or 2 First Aiders and are exempt from taking the course: physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, paramedic, military medic, and emergency medical technician.

Staff Contact: Debbie McDowell-Tate at