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Badge Classes, CPR, First Aid & Babysitter Training throughout California

Girl Scout First Aid Badge Requirements, Adult Training

Brownie First Aid Try-It Requirements

Girl Scout Brownie First Aid Try-It badge Requirements

Find  out how to get help from 9-1-1  

Talk to someone who treats injured people

Make a first aid kit

Learn how to treat minor injuries

Know how to prevent and treat outdoor injuries

Junior First Aid Badge Requirements:

Girl Scout Junior First Aid badge Requirements

Learn  the first steps to take in an emergency  

Talk to first responders 

Make a portable first aid kit 

Find out how to handle urgent first aid issues 

Know how to take care of someone  who is sick

Cadette First Aid Badge Requirements

Girl Scout Cadette Older Girl First Aid badge Requirements

 Understand how to care for younger children

Know how to use everything in a first aid kit

Find out how to prevent serious outdoor injuries   Know the signs of shock and how to treat it

Learn to prevent and treat injuries due to weather

Senior First Aid Badge Requirements

Girl Scout Senior Older Girl First Aid badge Requirements

Find out how to perform triage

Know how to help a head or neck injury

Learn how to use everyday objects to make splints

Recognize the signs of alcohol and drug overdose

Share your knowledge with others

Ambassador First Aid Badge Requirements

Girl Scout Ambassador Older Girl First Aid badge Requirements

Learn how to handle wilderness medical emergencies

Research careers that save lives in extreme conditions

Find out how to care for a critically injured person

Know how to move an injured person

Explore handling real-life wilderness emergencies

Troop First Aider

A First Aider is required whenever troops will COOK or SLEEP outdoors

Ensure that a troop adult with current Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification is present.


Red Cross certification

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The most convenient, affordable training for your troop

Girl Scout Junior First Aid badge requirements

We come to you

Schedule your own Red Cross or First Aid Badge class - at the time and place most convenient for you! 

Classes can be held at your troop meeting place or other location.  


Available 7 days a week, including minor holidays. Have your class at your usual troop meeting time.

Or schedule training, especially for longer classes, on a weekend, school holiday, or teacher work day.


We're based in San Mateo and usually travel to meetings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


Is your troop outside of the Bay Area?  See below.

Schedule the required adult certification, or another troop's class, along with your troop class

Does your Brownie, Junior, or Older Girl troop want a First Aid badge class? Offer a Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification class (required for troop First Aiders), before or after the meeting. Sharing the travel cost makes the cost per girl even more affordable. You can even have adults pay more for their certification, covering the troop's costs, and have your troop First Aid badge class for free.


Have your Older Girls take a Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification class along with troop adults!


Share the costs with another troop, or have a Service Unit First Aid Badge day!

Available throughout most of California

 We travel to you...or you can travel to us


Is your troop outside of the San Francisco Bay Area?  Arrangements are possible for classes in much of California for a Red Cross CPR, First Aid or Babysitter Training certification class. With enough participants, your per person costs are competitive and very affordable. 


A fun alternative is to have a weekend trip to a Girl Scout property, such as Camp Ida Smith, near the SF Zoo, and have a Red Cross CPR, First Aid or Babysitter Training certification class, or a First Aid badge training class, be part of your trip.  

Girl Scout First Aid Badge Classes

Girl Scout Junior First Aid badge Requirements

Brownie First Aid Try-It

Earn the legacy Brownie First Aid Try-It at a troop meeting. 

Approximately 90 minutes of content. 

Includes the time and supplies to make individual First Aid kits. 

Cost: $60 per class, plus $4/girl for the individual First Aid kits, plus travel charge*. 

Junior First Aid Badge

Earn the legacy Junior First Aid Badge at a troop meeting, 

after a brief (~15 minutes) additional homework assignment.  

Approximately two hours of in-class content.  

(If necessary, time can be adjusted for a shorter troop meeting. Leaders will be given information to finish requirements.) 

Includes the time and supplies to make individual First Aid kits.  

Cost: $70 per class, plus $4/girl for the individual First Aid kits, plus travel charge*. 


Fifth grade Juniors, in the spring, are old enough to get Red Cross certification in First Aid, and possibly CPR. (CPR is a strength issue; they must be able to perform chest compressions.) 


Red Cross First Aid certification is $50 per person, if there are at least 6 people in the class.

In-person Class time: 1 hour

Online time, must be completed before class: approx 1.5 hours


If Red Cross First Aid certification is chosen, the Junior First Aid Badge can additionally be earned by adding 30 minutes for the Girl Scout requirements. 

The extra content can be added to the 1 hour First Aid classroom session for an additional charge of $30 (per class, not per person.)  

Total in-person class time:  1.5 hours 

Online time, must be completed before class: approx 1.5 hours 

Total cost for Red Cross First Aid certification and badge content

$54 per person (certification plus first aid kit) plus $30 for the group

Cadette First Aid Badge

The Cadette First Aid Badge can be earned by taking the Red Cross First Aid certification class using the Blended Learning option, and adding class time for the Girl Scout requirements (optional for Badge; not required for Red Cross certification). 


Time Required for Red Cross certification:

Online content before the class: approx 1.5 hours 

In class skills session for First Aid certification: 1 hour 


Additional Time Required for Cadette First Aid badge completion:

The extra badge content can be added to the 1 hour First Aid in-class skills session. It takes 30 minutes.


Cost for Red Cross First Aid certification: $50 to $65 per person, depending on the number of girls in the class. 

Cost for the additional time for Cadette First Aid badge completion: $30/class (NOT per person). 


CPR certification option recommended: 

Cadettes are old enough to get Red Cross certification in CPR as well as First Aid. 

Cost for Red Cross CPR - and - First Aid certification: $75 to $85 per person, depending on the number of girls in the class. 


CPR certification without First Aid badge: $50 to $65 per person, depending on the number of girls.


Cadettes can also earn the Cadette Babysitting Badge. Red Cross Babysitter Training is a very popular class with Cadettes. (See class information below.)


add travel charge* to all classes

Senior First Aid Badge

The Senior First Aid Badge can be earned by:

  • taking the Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification class using the Blended Learning option
  • adding class time for some badge requirements 
  • doing some online homework 
  • and lastly, an activity to "Share your knowledge with others"

 

Time Required for Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification:

Online content, must be completed before the classroom session: about 3 hours

In-class skills session for CPR/First Aid certification: 2 hours

Optional in-class time for Senior First Aid badge content: 1 hour


Cost for Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification: $75 to $85 per person, depending on the number of girls in the class. 

Cost for the additional time for Senior First Aid badge completion: $60/class (NOT per person).


add travel charge* to all classes 

Ambassadors

 Recommended: Red Cross certification in CPR and First Aid. 

Cost for Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification: $75 to $85 per person, depending on the number of girls in the class.  
The advanced requirements for the legacy Ambassador badge in First Aid are too complex to lead at a meeting.  

*travel charge

There is a travel charge of $30 per hour for round trip travel time from San Mateo, using the Google maps drive time estimate. 

The Red Cross Babysitter class is very popular with Cadettes & Seniors. Earn the Cadette Babysitting Badge.

Girl Scout Red Cross Babysitter Training Course

Girl Scout Babysitting Badge Requirements

Girl Scout Cadette Babysitting Badge Requirements

Girl Scout Cadette Babysitting Badge Requirements:

Get to know how kids develop

Prepare for challenges

Focus on  play

Find potential employers

Practice your babysitting skills (this requirement is not met in the class)

Red Cross Babysitter Training

Why take the Babysitter Training class?

The  course provides youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children  and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and  others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care. 

Who takes the Babysitter Training class?

The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old.  It’s a great class for Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts. 


You don't need to be a Girl Scout to take the class; it is for everyone. It's a great class for boys as well; many parents appreciate having males babysit their sons.

How many participants in a class?


Schedule your own class for a group of 6-10 participants. If you have more than 10, we can schedule another class. If you have less than 6, you can open it up to friends, or other troops. *Classes without CPR can have up to 12 students.

What do participants receive?


Participants receive a Red Cross Babysitter Training completion certificate. 

​​​Cost includes the Babysitter's Handbook and the Emergency Reference Guide. It also includes the Babysitter's CD-ROM, which provides the tools needed to run a babysitting business, including a babysitting organizer, a printable activity booklet, a resume template and more.

Optional CPR and First Aid certification

 The class does not include CPR or First Aid certification. Basic First Aid content is covered. 


It is strongly recommended that participants choose the Pediatric CPR and First Aid class option. The additional certification can be added at a discounted price. 

Use open spots for CPR/First Aid training

If you have fewer than 10 students taking the Babysitting/CPR/First Aid class, other youth or adults are welcome to take the CPR/First Aid certification segment alone for $75. 

(If you have 6 students taking Babysitting with CPR/First Aid, up to 4 others may take the CPR/First Aid certification only.) 

When can the class be scheduled?

Any day that works for you. It is recommended to take the class in one day. Though not ideal, class can be split into two sessions.


Weekends, school holidays, and teacher work days are great days to schedule the class. Or make the class part of a sleepover!

Where will the class be held?

We teach the class at your location.


Room requirements: You need a large open room, such as a very large room in a house, or a classroom. One chair per student (or they can sit on the floor) and instructor, and space for a projection screen is needed.​

Earn two Girl Scout badges!

By adding one hour to the Babysitter Training Class, Cadettes will complete all of the requirements to earn the legacy Cadette First Aid Badge and all but one of the requirements to earn the legacy Cadette Babysitting Badge.

"We don't have two leaders available to supervise."

Marita is a Girl Scout screened adult volunteer, so only one other leader/adult needs to be at the class. That can really help with your ability to schedule a day long class since you don't need two adults.

Contact us to schedule a class

If you want to schedule a weekend class, start planning as soon as you can. Available weekend dates fill up quickly.

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BABYSITTER TRAINING COURSE - per person options


All prices are per person. babysitter course minimum Class size is 6; maximum class size is 10 (with CPR) or 12 (without cpr). travel cost applies

I'm a Girl Scout

"Garfield" aka Marita Nickison, RN

I'm proud to be a Lifetime Girl Scout. 

I am the volunteer camp nurse at our local Girl Scout Day Camp, and have been a Girl Scout volunteer and leader for many years. I raised my daughters as Girl Scouts. I have instructed hundreds of Girl Scouts and leaders in CPR and First Aid certification. and in completing their Girl Scout First Aid badge requirements


Why Garfield? Camp names are a Girl Scout tradition. I volunteer at Girl Scout camps and have been Garfield for years. When I was a Medic in the Army, my nickname was Garfield. 


Be Prepared First Aid is a 

Girl Scouts of Northern California Program Partner. 


Since I teach so many Girl Scouts, stories of youth rescuers are my favorites. I'm working on moving the stories I've saved into my blog. 

kids who save lives