Step-by-step, hands-on training that allows participants to respond
effectively in emergency and life-threatening situations. At least one
registered adult who accompanies a troop/group on activities or
overnight trips must be certified in First Aid and CPR.
Members of your troop who are 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. Volunteers are required to provide
copies of cards and/or certificates that show current completion of
First Aid and CPR training taken with a provider outside of GSWISE
for in-person training.
The following providers sponsor first aid and CPR certification
courses. When looking for CPR training, be sure the course requires a
test (not attendance only).
• American Red Cross
International (Basic first aid plus American Heart Association
• American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid CPR AED