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 Training Calendar

Our volunteer training and materials help you deliver a safe, fun and successful Girl Scout experience. In addition to the in-person trainings  we have listed below, our on-demand online learning opportunities and resources allow you to access the information you need, when you need it. Click here to browse our online resources and training topics to find learning resources that will help you and your girls have a great Girl Scout experience.

Please note that there have been some changes made to the training rates for non-GSHG members.  Please review the changes here.

Also:  You can help the GSHG council staff more effectively plan trainings to meet the interests of our volunteers. Please take the Training Interest Survey to indicate trainings you would be interested in completing, and the information gathered from this survey will be used in scheduling future volunteer learning opportunities.

    {201507}July 2015
    • Thu, Jul 912:00 PM - 1:30 PMNew Leader OrientationAlbany Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation training ​provides the nuts and bolts for getting started as a leader and a basic understanding of this role. Includes: Understanding your role as a leader, pathway/troop basics, planning and executing a parent meeting, planning and executing a pathway (troop) meeting using the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), how to set up the troop checking account and other basics of running a troop/pathway, council policies, basic safety guidelines, travel and ratios, how a SU operates and the importance of the GSLE.


      General Location:
      Albany Service Center, 515 Pine Ave., Albany, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/09/2015 12:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/09/2015 1:30 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please fill out the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      6/7/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Thu, Jul 96:00 PM - 8:00 PMDaisy Grade Level TrainingAlbany Area
      Name:
      Daisy Grade Level Training

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​These sessions will help volunteers learn how to use the Journeys. Participants will discover through hands-on activities the following : how to engage girls at each grade level, determine how to customize a Journey for their group, delve into the GSLE (Girl Scout Leadership Experience) and the 15 Outcomes, review the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, find out how to tie the Daisy badges into Journey work, and look at the difference between “community service” and “TAKE ACTION” projects. Offered as a face to face session. Recommended that volunteers in a leadership role attend within the first 3 months or upon changing grade-levels.


      General Location:
      Albany Service Center, 515 Pine Ave., Albany, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/09/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/09/2015 8:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/7/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Fri, Jul 106:00 PM - 8:00 PMNew Leader OrientationColumbus Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation training ​provides the nuts and bolts for getting started as a leader and a basic understanding of this role. Includes: Understanding your role as a leader, pathway/troop basics, planning and executing a parent meeting, planning and executing a pathway (troop) meeting using the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), how to set up the troop checking account and other basics of running a troop/pathway, council policies, basic safety guidelines, travel and ratios, how a SU operates and the importance of the GSLE.


      General Location:
      Columbus TBA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/10/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/10/2015 8:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/8/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Columbus Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jul 1110:00 AM - 2:00 PMJunior and Cadette Grade Level TrainingColumbus Area
      Name:
      Junior and Cadette Grade Level Training

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      General Location:
      Columbus TBA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/11/2015 10:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      07/11/2015 2:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​

      Junior Grade Level Training 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

      Cadette Grade Level Training 12 p.m.-2 p.m.


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/7/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Columbus Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Mon, Jul 136:00 PM - 8:00 PMNew Leader OrientationAlbany Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation training ​provides the nuts and bolts for getting started as a leader and a basic understanding of this role. Includes: Understanding your role as a leader, pathway/troop basics, planning and executing a parent meeting, planning and executing a pathway (troop) meeting using the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), how to set up the troop checking account and other basics of running a troop/pathway, council policies, basic safety guidelines, travel and ratios, how a SU operates and the importance of the GSLE.


      General Location:
      Brainbridge, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/13/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/13/2015 8:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please fill out the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@ghg.org; 229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/8/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Mon, Jul 136:00 PM - 8:00 PMNew Leader OrientationAlbany Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation training ​provides the nuts and bolts for getting started as a leader and a basic understanding of this role. Includes: Understanding your role as a leader, pathway/troop basics, planning and executing a parent meeting, planning and executing a pathway (troop) meeting using the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), how to set up the troop checking account and other basics of running a troop/pathway, council policies, basic safety guidelines, travel and ratios, how a SU operates and the importance of the GSLE.


      General Location:
      Albany Service Center, 515 Pine Ave., Albany, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/13/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/13/2015 8:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/8/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Wed, Jul 156:00 PM - 8:00 PMBrownie Grade Level TrainingAlbany Area
      Name:
      Brownie Grade Level Training

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​These sessions will help volunteers learn how to use the Journeys. Participants will discover through hands-on activities the following : how to engage girls at each grade level, determine how to customize a Journey for their group, delve into the GSLE (Girl Scout Leadership Experience) and the 15 Outcomes, review the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, find out how to tie the Daisy badges into Journey work, and look at the difference between “community service” and “TAKE ACTION” projects. Offered as a face to face session. Recommended that volunteers in a leadership role attend within the first 3 months or upon changing grade-levels.


      General Location:
      Albany Service Center, 515 Pine Ave., Albany, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/15/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/15/2015 8:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/14/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jul 1810:00 AM - 12:00 PMNew Leader OrientationAlbany Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation training ​provides the nuts and bolts for getting started as a leader and a basic understanding of this role. Includes: Understanding your role as a leader, pathway/troop basics, planning and executing a parent meeting, planning and executing a pathway (troop) meeting using the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), how to set up the troop checking account and other basics of running a troop/pathway, council policies, basic safety guidelines, travel and ratios, how a SU operates and the importance of the GSLE.


      General Location:
      First United Methodist Church, Waycross, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/18/2015 10:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      07/18/2015 12:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/15/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jul 1811:30 AM - 5:30 PMBrownie, Junior and Cadette Grade Level TrainingAlbany Area
      Name:
      Brownie, Junior and Cadette Grade Level Training

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​These sessions will help volunteers learn how to use the Journeys. Participants will discover through hands-on activities the following : how to engage girls at each grade level, determine how to customize a Journey for their group, delve into the GSLE (Girl Scout Leadership Experience) and the 15 Outcomes, review the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, find out how to tie the Daisy badges into Journey work, and look at the difference between “community service” and “TAKE ACTION” projects. Offered as a face to face session. Recommended that volunteers in a leadership role attend within the first 3 months or upon changing grade-levels.


      General Location:
      First United Methodist Church, Waycross, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/18/2015 11:30 AM

      End Date & Time:
      07/18/2015 5:30 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​

      Junior: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

      Cadette: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

      Brownie: 3:30-5:30 p.m.


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/15/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Mon, Jul 206:00 PM - 8:00 PMCadette Grade Level TrainingAlbany Area
      Name:
      Cadette Grade Level Training

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​These sessions will help volunteers learn how to use the Journeys. Participants will discover through hands-on activities the following : how to engage girls at each grade level, determine how to customize a Journey for their group, delve into the GSLE (Girl Scout Leadership Experience) and the 15 Outcomes, review the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, find out how to tie the Daisy badges into Journey work, and look at the difference between “community service” and “TAKE ACTION” projects. Offered as a face to face session. Recommended that volunteers in a leadership role attend within the first 3 months or upon changing grade-levels.


      General Location:
      Albany Service Center, 515 Pine Ave., Albany, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/20/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/20/2015 8:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/16/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Thu, Jul 236:00 PM - 8:00 PMJunior Grade Level TrainingAlbany Area
      Name:
      Junior Grade Level Training

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​These sessions will help volunteers learn how to use the Journeys. Participants will discover through hands-on activities the following : how to engage girls at each grade level, determine how to customize a Journey for their group, delve into the GSLE (Girl Scout Leadership Experience) and the 15 Outcomes, review the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, find out how to tie the Daisy badges into Journey work, and look at the difference between “community service” and “TAKE ACTION” projects. Offered as a face to face session. Recommended that volunteers in a leadership role attend within the first 3 months or upon changing grade-levels.


      General Location:
      Albany Service Center, 515 Pine Ave., Albany, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      07/23/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/23/2015 8:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/20/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Fri, Jul 246:00 PM - 7:00 PMAmerican Red Cross Lifeguard CertificationAlbany Area
      Name:
      American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

      Program Level:
      Grades 11-12 (Ambassadors)Adults

      Description:

      ​Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? You will also need this certification if you want to take a troop swimming where there is no lifeguard on duty.

      Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. 
      Certification includes: American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED Certifications (valid for 2 years)


      General Location:
      Camp Okitayakani

      Start Date & Time:
      07/24/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/26/2015 7:00 PM

      Fee:
      Early:$210, 7/10/2015 Reg:$230, 7/17/15
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadlline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​You must attend all three sessions in order to be certified.

      Times:

      July 24, 6-9 p.m.

      July 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

      July 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/17/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Fri, Jul 247:00 PM - 5:00 PMOutdoor Skills 101Albany Area
      Name:
      Outdoor Skills 101

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​The purpose of this course is to teach outdoor skills needed for an outdoor overnight experience. Covers: the eight basic outdoor skills, use campfires to do basic outdoor cooking, how to cook foil meals, one pot meals, and use propane stove, use knives safely, tie knots, how to implement girl/adult planning and progression in outdoor activities, health, safety, and security controls to ensure the well being of girls and adults, and to experience living in the out-of-doors. This class is available as a facilitator led course. This class is required to take Girl Scouts on experiences where there will be outdoor cooking ( i.e., campfire or propane stove), campfires (songs and s’mores) or sleeping in an outdoor setting (bathroom facilities in separate structure, i.e., platform tents, cabins, pitched tents).


      General Location:
      Camp Okitayakani

      Start Date & Time:
      07/24/2015 7:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      07/25/2015 5:00 PM

      Fee:
      $30
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Beyond The Meeting Place


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/15/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jul 259:00 AM - 5:00 PMUSA Archery Instructor Level 1Albany Area
      Name:
      USA Archery Instructor Level 1

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​The purpose of this course is to teach participants how to set up and operate a safe short-term archery program, guide new archers, maintain the equipment, and create fun games for new archers. This course certifies participants to provide basic archery programs. This class is required for Girl Scouts to participate in archery activities.


      General Location:
      Camp Okitayakani

      Start Date & Time:
      07/25/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      07/25/2015 5:00 PM

      Fee:
      $50
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/15/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sun, Jul 269:00 AM - 12:00 PMNRA Rifflery Introduction Course Non-CertifiedAlbany Area
      Name:
      NRA Rifflery Introduction Course Non-Certified

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​The purpose of this class is to provide the beginner shooter with the introduction and the knowledge, skills and attitude to own and use a specific rifle safely.  ** This is a non-certification course.


      General Location:
      Camp Okitayakani

      Start Date & Time:
      07/26/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      07/26/2015 12:00 PM

      Fee:
      $20
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

      Contact Info:
      vellis@gshg.org/229-518-2934

      Registration Due Date:
      7/15/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    {201508}August 2015
    • Fri, Aug 147:00 PM - 9:00 PMNew Leader Orientation at Fire Side ChatGainesville Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation at Fire Side Chat

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation training ​provides the nuts and bolts for getting started as a leader and a basic understanding of this role. Includes: Understanding your role as a leader, pathway/troop basics, planning and executing a parent meeting, planning and executing a pathway (troop) meeting using the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), how to set up the troop checking account and other basics of running a troop/pathway, council policies, basic safety guidelines, travel and ratios, how a SU operates and the importance of the GSLE. 

      After the course is completed, you are invited to stay for a Fire Side Chat to network with experienced leaders, ask additional questions, and enjoy a s’more. 
      Continue the Fire Side Chat by registering for Outdoor Skills or Program Aide Training and Grade level Training to complete an educational weekend marathon.


      General Location:
      Camp Lanier

      Start Date & Time:
      08/14/2015 7:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      08/14/2015 9:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​


      Program Contact:
      Amanda Winters

      Contact Info:
      awinters@gshg.org/478-216-2929

      Registration Due Date:
      8/6/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Gainesville Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Aug 158:30 AM - 11:00 AMOutdoor Skills 101 at Fire Side ChatGainesville Area
      Name:
      Outdoor Skills 101 at Fire Side Chat

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​The purpose of this course is to teach outdoor skills needed for an outdoor overnight experience. Covers: the eight basic outdoor skills, use campfires to do basic outdoor cooking, how to cook foil meals, one pot meals, and use propane stove, use knives safely, tie knots, how to implement girl/adult planning and progression in outdoor activities, health, safety, and security controls to ensure the well being of girls and adults, and to experience living in the out-of-doors. This class is available as a facilitator led course. This class is required to take Girl Scouts on experiences where there will be outdoor cooking ( i.e., campfire or propane stove), campfires (songs and s’mores) or sleeping in an outdoor setting (bathroom facilities in separate structure, i.e., platform tents, cabins, pitched tents).


      General Location:
      Camp Lanier

      Start Date & Time:
      08/15/2015 8:30 AM

      End Date & Time:
      08/16/2015 11:00 AM

      Fee:
      Early:$25, 7/23/2015 Reg:$30, 8/6/15
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​If you are registering by the early deadline and completing your Training Registration online, you will need to use the discount code in order to get your reduced price. Simply enter “greatoutdoor” to get your discount for early registration. (You, of course, are on your Girl Scout honor to only use this discount code if submitting your registration by midnight the date of the early registration deadline).


      Program Contact:
      Amanda Winters

      Contact Info:
      awinters@gshg.org/478-216-2929

      Registration Due Date:
      8/6/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Gainesville Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sun, Aug 1612:00 PM - 2:00 PMGrade Level Training at Fire Side ChatGainesville Area
      Name:
      Grade Level Training at Fire Side Chat

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​These sessions will help volunteers learn how to use the Journeys. Participants will discover through hands-on activities the following : how to engage girls at each grade level, determine how to customize a Journey for their group, delve into the GSLE (Girl Scout Leadership Experience) and the 15 Outcomes, review the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, find out how to tie the Daisy badges into Journey work, and look at the difference between “community service” and “TAKE ACTION” projects. Offered as a face to face session. Recommended that volunteers in a leadership role attend within the first 3 months or upon changing grade-levels.


      General Location:
      Camp Lanier

      Start Date & Time:
      08/16/2015 12:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      08/16/2015 2:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online registration form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101​


      Program Contact:
      Amanda Winters

      Contact Info:
      awinters@gshg.org/478-216-2929

      Registration Due Date:
      8/12/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Gainesville Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training