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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.

    {201506}June 2015
    • Fri, Jun 57:00 PM - 5:00 PMOutdoor Skills 101Columbus Area
      Name:
      Outdoor Skills 101

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​The purpose of this course is to teach additional 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 Concharty

      Start Date & Time:
      06/05/2015 7:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      06/06/2015 5:00 PM

      Fee:
      Early:$25, 5/1/2015 Reg:$30, 5/29/15
      How to Register:

      ​To register, please complete the online Adult Registration Form by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Prerequisites: Beyond the Meeting Place. This online course can be found at www.gshg.org – Volunteer Resources – Forms & Resources  and must be completed a minimum of one week before the start of Outdoor Skills 101. 

      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:
      Valerie Ellis

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

      Registration Due Date:
      5/29/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Columbus Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jun 68:30 AM - 11:00 AMOutdoor Skills 101Macon 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 Martha Johnston in Lizella, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      06/06/2015 8:30 AM

      End Date & Time:
      06/07/2015 11:00 AM

      Fee:
      $25.00 (early 5/14) $30.00 (regular 5/28)
      How to Register:

      ​Please complete the online adult training registration form prior to the registration deadline.

      Early Registration Deadline: 5/14/2015
      Regular Registration Deadline: 5/28/2015


      Aditional Information:
      Pre-Requisite: Beyond The Meeting Place – completion one week before the course date.           

      Also: 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.

      Adult Maximum:
      20

      Program Contact:
      Amanda Winters

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

      Registration Due Date:
      5/28/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Macon Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jun 69:00 AM - 5:00 PMUSA Archery Level 1 Instructor TrainingColumbus Area
      Name:
      USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Training

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​USA ARCHERY LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR (Formerly Basic) A Level 1 Instructor is most closely associated with a "grassroots" program that is short-term in scope and focused on introducing basic archery skills to beginners. Such programs would include: camps, Scouting, 4-H, and Parks and Recreation. Course con-tent: Range safety, range set-up, basic equipment setup and repair, and how to teach the basic steps of shooting. Certification period: Three years. Training will be lecture and hands on instruction in various loca-tions on the camp grounds. Please bring a notepad and pen, camp chair, hat with bill (recommended) and sunscreen and bug spray. If you have your own equipment, you may bring it, but use of it during training will be at the discretion of the instructor.


      General Location:
      Camp Concharty

      Start Date & Time:
      06/06/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      06/06/2015 5:00 PM

      Fee:
      Early:$43, 5/1/2015 Reg:$50, 5/29/15
      How to Register:

      ​To register, please complete the online Adult Registration Form by the deadline.


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

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

      Registration Due Date:
      5/29/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Columbus Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jun 139:00 AM - 11:00 AMNew Leader OrientationSavannah 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:
      TBA

      Start Date & Time:
      06/13/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      06/13/2015 11:00 AM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please fill out 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:
      6/9/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Savannah Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jun 139:00 AM - 5:00 PMFacilitating Adult LearningSavannah Area
      Name:
      Facilitating Adult Learning

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​Facilitating Adult Learning (formerly Train The Trainer) recommended for those who are New Volunteer Facilitators, Experienced Facilitators as a refresh, or anyone thinking about facilitating adult courses or desiring to learn effective presentation skills.


      General Location:
      Savannah, TBA

      Start Date & Time:
      06/13/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      06/13/2015 5:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​To register, please complete the online Adult Registration Form by the deadline.


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

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

      Registration Due Date:
      6/9/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Savannah Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Jun 1311:00 AM - 6:00 PMDaisy,Brownie, Junior- Super Saturday Grade Level TrainingSavannah Area
      Name:
      Daisy,Brownie, Junior- Super Saturday 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:
      TBA

      Start Date & Time:
      06/13/2015 11:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      06/13/2015 6:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​Please fill out the online registration form.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-Requisite: Girl Scouting 101

      Daisy Training: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

      Brownie Training: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

      Junior Training: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

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

      Registration Due Date:
      6/9/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Savannah Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training