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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.

    {201503}March 2015
    • Sat, Mar 79:00 AM - 9:00 AMOutdoor Skills 101Savannah 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 Low

      Start Date & Time:
      03/07/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      03/08/2015 9:00 AM

      Fee:
      $25 (2/3 early); $30 (2/28 regular)
      How to Register:

      ​Complete the online adult training registration form and return to the Training Registrar at trainingregistrar@gshg.org  along with payment by the deadline.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-requiste: Beyond the Meeting Place

      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:
      2/28/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Savannah Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Mon, Mar 96:00 PM - 8:30 PMNew Leader OrientationAlbany Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      New Leader Orientation 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:
      03/09/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      03/09/2015 8:30 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​To register, please complete the online Adult 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:
      3/5/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Mar 1412:00 PM - 2:00 PMNew Leader OrientationColumbus Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

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


      General Location:
      Columbus

      Start Date & Time:
      03/14/2015 12:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      03/14/2015 2:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

      ​To register, please complete the online Adult 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:
      3/12/2015 12:00 PM

      Region:
      Columbus Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Mon, Mar 166:30 PM - 8:30 PMNew Leader OrientationMacon Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation 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:
      Bare Bulb Coffee, 1117 HWY 96, Kathleen, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      03/16/2015 6:30 PM

      End Date & Time:
      03/16/2015 8:30 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

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


      Aditional Information:

      Pre-requisite: Girl Scouting 101


      Program Contact:
      Rosanne Kelly

      Contact Info:
      rkelly@gshg.org/706-395-5950

      Registration Due Date:
      3/12/2015 12:00 PM

      Region:
      Macon Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Mar 218:30 AM - 11:00 AMOutdoor Skills 101Gainesville 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 Lanier

      Start Date & Time:
      03/21/2015 8:30 AM

      End Date & Time:
      03/22/2015 11:00 AM

      Fee:
      $25 (early 3/3); $30 (regular 311)
      How to Register:

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


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-requisite: Beyond the Meeting Place

      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:
      Rosanne Kelly

      Contact Info:
      rkelly@gshg.org/706-395-5950

      Registration Due Date:
      3/11/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Gainesville Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Mar 219:00 AM - 7:00 PMMarch Training BlitzSavannah Area
      Name:
      March Training Blitz

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​Need your required volunteer training? Want to learn about how to organize your troop for the year? The New Leader Orientation course is for you! 

      Want to learn how to use the journeys? Grade Level courses are for you!

      Need your CPR/First Aid training? Sign up today!

      Fear not, fearless leader! Training for all of this and more is available during the Training Blitz!

      The training blitz is an opportunity for registered adult volunteers to network with others, learn new skills and to have fun. The year we are offering a Saturday - day only- session option.

      Please see the training schedule below for times and cost.


      General Location:
      1111 Magnolia Bluff, EXit 49, Darrien, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      03/21/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      03/21/2015 7:00 PM

      Fee:
      Please see Additional Information for all fees.
      How to Register:

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

      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 “savealife” 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.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Training Schedule:

      9 a.m.-2 p.m.: American Red Cross CPR/FA- cost: $32.50(early 3/1-10 /15) (regular 3/10-16/2015
      10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: New Leader Orientation- Free
      10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Daisy Journey- Free
      12 p.m.-1p.m.: Break- Lunch
      1 p.m.-3 p.m: Brownie Journey- Free
      3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Junior Journey- Free
      5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Cadette- Free


      Adult Maximum:
      90

      Program Contact:
      Valerie Ellis

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

      Registration Due Date:
      3/16/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Savannah Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Mon, Mar 236:00 PM - 8:00 PMNew Leader OrientationAthens Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation 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:
      Athens Service Center, 185 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens

      Start Date & Time:
      03/23/2015 6:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      03/23/2015 8:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

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


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-requisite: Girl Scouting 101


      Program Contact:
      Rosanne Kelly

      Contact Info:
      rkelly@gshg.org/706-395-5950

      Registration Due Date:
      3/19/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Athens Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    {201504}April 2015
    • Sat, Apr 119:00 AM - 3:00 PMAmerican Red Cross First Aid and CPR CourseMacon Area
      Name:
      American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Course

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​The purpose of this course is to recognize and respond to emergencies including shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illnesses and poisonings. Additionally, participants will learn first aid for issues from cuts and scrapes to muscle, bone and joint injuries. This class is required before Girl Scouts leave their meeting place and for participation in various other activities (see safety guidelines in Volunteer Essentials and specific Safety Activity Checkpoints).


      General Location:

      Start Date & Time:
      04/11/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      04/11/2015 3:00 PM

      Fee:
      $32.50 (Early 3/19); $39 (regular 4/2)
      How to Register:

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


      Adult Maximum:
      12

      Program Contact:
      Rosanne Kelly

      Contact Info:
      rkelly@gshg.org/706-395-5950

      Registration Due Date:
      4/2/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Macon Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Apr 119:00 AM - 5:00 PMAmerican Heart Assoc. First Aid and CPRAlbany Area
      Name:
      American Heart Assoc. First Aid and CPR

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​The purpose of this course is to recognize and respond to emergencies including shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illnesses and poisonings. Additionally, participants will learn first aid for issues from cuts and scrapes to muscle, bone and joint injuries. This class is required before Girl Scouts leave their meeting place and for participation in various other activities (see safety guidelines in Volunteer Essentials and specific Safety Activity Checkpoints).


      General Location:
      Albany, TBA

      Start Date & Time:
      04/11/2015 9:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      04/11/2015 5:00 PM

      Fee:
      $32.50 (Early 2/2); $39 (regular 4/10)
      How to Register:

      ​Complete the online adult training registration form and return to the Training Registrar at trainingregistrar@gshg.org  along with payment 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 “savealife” 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:
      4/10/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Albany Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Mon, Apr 136:30 PM - 8:30 PMNew Leader OrientationMacon Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​New Leader Orientation 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:
      Bare Bulb Coffee, 1117 HWY 96, Kathleen, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      04/13/2015 6:30 PM

      End Date & Time:
      04/13/2015 8:30 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

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


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-requisite: Girl Scouting 101


      Program Contact:
      Rosanne Kelly

      Contact Info:
      rkelly@gshg.org/706-395-5950

      Registration Due Date:
      4/9/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Macon Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Fri, Apr 177:00 PM - 4:00 PMLeadership Summit 2015Macon Area
      Name:
      Leadership Summit 2015

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​This is the information share event of the year! Receive the latest council updates as well as tools to improve planning, events, recruitment, volunteer development and communication. Have fun networking with fellow Service Unit Managers, District Chairs, Event Directors, Facilitators and Staff from across the Council.


      General Location:
      Camp Martha Johnston in Lizella, GA

      Start Date & Time:
      04/17/2015 7:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      04/19/2015 4:00 PM

      Fee:
      $5 (However, certification classes are extra.)
      How to Register:

      ​Download, complete and return this form.


      Aditional Information:

      ​Service Scholarships and Financial Aid are available for GSHG members at https://www.gshg.org/Volunteer-Resources/Pages/Forms-and-Resources.aspx.


      Program Contact:
      Christina Smith

      Contact Info:
      csmith@gshg.org

      Registration Due Date:
      4/3/2015 12:00 AM

      Region:
      Macon Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    • Sat, Apr 251:00 PM - 3:00 PMNew Leader OrientationAthens Area
      Name:
      New Leader Orientation

      Program Level:
      Adults

      Description:

      ​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:
      Athens Service Center, 185 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens

      Start Date & Time:
      04/25/2015 1:00 PM

      End Date & Time:
      04/25/2015 3:00 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

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


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-requisite: Girl Scouting 101


      Adult Maximum:
      20

      Program Contact:
      Rosanne Kelly

      Contact Info:
      rkelly@gshg.org/706-395-5950

      Registration Due Date:
      4/21/2015 5:00 PM

      Region:
      Athens Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training

    {201505}May 2015
    • Sat, May 1610:00 AM - 5:30 PMDaisy,Brownie, Junior- Super Saturday Grade Level TrainingAthens 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:
      Athens Service Center, 185 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens

      Start Date & Time:
      05/16/2015 10:00 AM

      End Date & Time:
      05/16/2015 5:30 PM

      Fee:
      Free
      How to Register:

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


      Aditional Information:

      ​Pre-requisite: Girl Scouting 101

      Daisy Training: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

      Brownie Training: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

      Junior Training: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


      Adult Maximum:
      20

      Program Contact:
      Rosanne Kelly

      Contact Info:
      rkelly@gshg.org/706-395-5950

      Registration Due Date:
      3/12/2015 12:00 PM

      Region:
      Athens Area
      Category:
      Volunteer Training