Girl Scout Lifeguard In-Service
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:00 PM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
GSEM Council Office, 2300 Ball Drive

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 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 > 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


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


Questions? Contact Jennifer Morgan, Director, Camping Services & Facilities at 314.592.2363 or

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