This site has been created to provide information on Red Cross First Aid and CPR training being offered to River Valleys Girl Scout Leaders by Girl Scout volunteers. Training is provided by Red Cross certified trainers in cooperation with the Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys. First Aid and CPR training is not being offered directly by the Council at this time so several Girl Scout trainers have gotten together to set up these trainings which are being offered to leaders on a first come-first served basis. We are also available to provide training to Service Units.
The training we offer is the Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED, which was updated in 2016. The new FA/CPR/AED program includes the standard classroom training and an alternative, Blended Learning, which involves an online training plus a much shorter in-person skills session. The total time commitment and content are the same but the teaching methods are different. All certifications are good for 2 years. More information about the updated training can be found at the Red Cross website. Links to the Red Cross sites can be found by clicking on "Links" to the left.
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