As part of the agreement, the Red Cross will work with BSA Councils to develop trainers and trainers and ensure that they are able to fulfil training obligations for both adult volunteers and young members. The national agreement between BSA and ECSI allows each unit, district or municipality to act as an autonomous emergency training centre. This independence allows BSA employees and volunteers to teach emergency medicine classes as needed in their local scouting chapter. Downloadable materials are free and available in Other necessary course materials are available on the Red Cross shop in We are pleased to inform you that an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been concluded between the American Red Cross (ARC) and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The update strengthens and expands the existing relationship with additional services made available to BSA local councils, including units with a discount on full-service training agreements, as well as more traditional agreements from authorized access providers for Scouts who are already ARC instructors or who wish to teach Scouts. The BSA does not itself certify CPR instructors or offers its own CPR training. Instead, it has training agreements with the American Red Cross and the Emergency Care & Safety Institute to use their courses. .