Introducing the Girl Scout Small Crafty Safety Training Program! In August of 2019, the American Red Cross retired their Small Craft Safety Program. Since that time, we have worked to develop an equivalent program that would allow Girl Scouts to enjoy aquatic activities like canoeing and sailing. This spring, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is introducing the new Girl Scouts Small Craft Safety blended-learning program. When adult volunteers complete any of our Small Craft Safety courses, they will learn how to prevent, recognize, and respond to many types of aquatic emergencies as well as self-rescue and non-swimming rescues for aquatic emergencies, skills formerly covered in the American Red Cross’s Basic Water Rescue program. As a blended-learning program, each Girl Scouts Small Craft Safety course is comprised of a 25-minute prerequisite video (in gsLearn) and an in-person presentation and skills demonstration session. The online instructional video must be completed before attending the in-person session. Completion of any new Girl Scouts Small Craft Safety course does not result in an American Red Cross certification, but instead acknowledges the successful completion of all requirements for that course. Girl Scouts Small Craft Safety program courses are renewable every three years.