you already a certified instructor?
in becoming an instructor?
in teaching right now, before instructor
Red Cross and Boy Scouts of America Training Agreement
Agreement encourages scouts to become instructors
The American Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have
been collaborators in serving the community, and each other, since
the earliest days of both organizations. The BSA recommends Red
Cross first aid, aquatic safety, and other training for leaders
and scouts under various circumstances, including when leading
youth on outings and for certain merit badges and other awards.
To ensure convenient and cost effective access to Red Cross training,
BSA councils and districts need their own instructors and instructor
trainers within an authorized provider relationship. To facilitate
this for the entire Scouting organization, such a relationship
was formalized at a national level.
As part of the agreement,
the Red Cross will work with BSA councils to develop instructors
and instructor trainers, ensuring their ability to meet
training obligations for both adult volunteers and youth members.
Courses that are currently listed in some level of youth or adult
leader requirements include:
- First Aid for Children Today
(Emergency Preparedness Award)
- Basic Aid Training
- Standard First Aid
- Adult CPR
- Sport Safety Training
- Wilderness First Aid ( preferred course for trek leadership
- Emergency Response
- Lifeguard Training
you are already an instructor...
The Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross is anxious
to implement this agreement with the Baltimore Area Council of
BSA. A first step is to identify scouts or scout
leaders who are already certified either as Red Cross or American
Heart instructors. If you are an instructor, please complete and
submit the Instructor
form above. *NOTE: If you have not already
done so, please visit our national
site at redcross.org
to learn about important upcoming updates to training.
A second step is to organize instructor training
courses within the Baltimore Area council. If you are interested
in becoming an instructor, complete and submit the Instructor
Candidate form above. Once candidates have been identified,
the Central Maryland Chapter will coordinate with the Baltimore
Area Council to establish classes.
you are not already an instructor
but would like to start teaching...
Very importantly, some of the Red Cross programs,
which are particularly suited for Cub Scouts, can be delivered
by scout leaders who are not instructors, but are CPR
certified. Two of these programs, First
Aid for Today’s Children (FACT) and Basic
Aid Training (BAT) were recently taught by Scout leader, J.D.
Urbach at the Chesapeake District Camporee. Details of the programs
as well as the new course, First Aid and Preparedness, are shown
The American Red Cross and BSA share a common mission of service
to the community and to help people prevent, prepare for, and
respond to emergencies. This agreement can help us form a great