Event Detail
Girl Scout Lifeguard In-Service
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:15 PM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:30 PM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Since 1996, all lifeguards for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri facilities (Camps Cedarledge, Fiddlecreek and Tuckaho) have been required to attend an annual in-service training before they can lifeguard on council-owned properties to orient lifeguards to council procedures, evaluate skills and increase safety at the council’s pools and lakes.


At the time of the Lead & Learn’s publishing, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri was in the process of updating the in-service program to meet the needs of the council and its membership. 


Starting in March 2014, all lifeguards who wish to lifeguard on council-owned properties must:


  • Have a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification. ARC lifeguard certification is valid for 2 years. It is the responsibility of the lifeguard to maintain their own certification.


This means that our members can go to www.redcross.org to sign up for a class (review course or full class) or they can go to their own local aquatic facilities who are offering American Red Cross training.


  • Attend an annual in-service review of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Waterfront Manual at the Girl Scout Service Center.


To register for an in-service, please go to www.girlscoutsem.org > Register Online


For more information about obtaining an American Red Cross lifeguarding certification, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or visit www.redcross.org


Financial assistance is available through the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri volunteer assistance programs. Please go to www.girlscoutsem.org >Volunteers > Training >Financial Assistance for more information.


Questions? Contact Jennifer Morgan, Director, Camping Services & Facilities at 314.592.2363 or jmorgan@girlscoutsem.org