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Learning Opportunities

Enriching your Volunteer Experience

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast offers adults learning opportunities that will help them gain knowledge and build skills they need to provide the ultimate Girl Scout Leadership Experience for girls. We know that training is an investment in their future – and the future of every girl that they mentor. The Council's quality courses are conducted by skilled and enthusiastic facilitators. New classes are always being added. Click on the specific class to find out when the next class is happening. 

Adult education is just one resource available to you as you prepare for a successful Girl Scout experience. Please plan to also attend support team meetings in your area where other volunteers will share their knowledge with you and look to service team volunteers and staff for ideas and answers to your questions.

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Is something missing? We recently moved several learning opportunities to our gsLearn online training system. This new system will give volunteers more just-in-time training, both online and in-person learning opportunities, and the ability to track all your accomplishments! Learn at your own pace, access additional resources, and repeat info when you need it!

Login Instructions

If you are a registered member with a background check and a valid email, you can access gsLearn via instructions below. Only these volunteers will have access to gsLearn. Sign in to gsLearn through the website with MY GS sign in login information and click on gsLearn.

New Volunteer Courses

Service Unit Information Session

New troop volunteers will have a short information session with their service unit volunteer coordinator to learn about their service unit and volunteer support team.

Service unit volunteer coordinators will assist new troop volunteers with finding the resources and support they need to get their troops started.

Length: Varies

For: New troop volunteers

Cost: Free

American Safety and Health Institute First Aid/CPR/AED

This course covers adult and child CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), basic first aid, and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). This is a two-year certification. Please take note that this class will not show up on your Girl Scout training record kept by the Council, so be sure to get your training card signed for your records.

Select the register buttons below to find a training that works for you.

Length: 4 hours

For: Any registered Girl Scout volunteer

Prerequisite: Must be a registered member

Cost: $45

Register

Register via HR CPR

Online Resources 

Outdoor Skill-Building Videos

Outdoor skill-building videos that can help volunteers give girls a sense of empowerment in the outdoors, show them how to use natural resources more wisely (including respecting our environment and wildlife), and help them become lifelong stewards of the land and our natural resources.


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Support Team Courses 

Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning

This course focuses on developing facilitation skills that will prepare participants to deliver learning sessions to a group of adult learners utilizing the three learning styles and to become more comfortable with speaking in front of a group of people.

Length: 5–6 hours

For: Volunteers who want to be a Girl Scout Adult Learning Facilitator

Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101, Volunteer and Adult Learning application

Cost: Free

Note:
If you see a "No records to display" message after clicking the "Register" button below, this means there are currently no sessions available for this course.

Register

Outdoor Courses 

Archery Instructor Course

This course will teach you the basic steps of shooting, preparing you to instruct archery courses for Girl Scout groups.

Length: 6 hours

For: Any registered Girl Scout volunteer and girls over the age of 15.

Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101

Cost: $45

Note:

If you see a "No records to display" message after clicking the "Register"
button below, this means there are currently no sessions available for this course.

Register Here

Challenge Course/Low Ropes Instructor Course

By completing this class, you be able to instruct girls on the Challenge Courses/Low Ropes Courses at Camp Skimino and Camp Darden.

Length: 8 hours

For: Any registered Girl Scout volunteer age 18 or older

Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101

Cost: $20

Note:
If you see a "No records to display" message after clicking the "Register" button below, this means there are currently no sessions available for this course.

Register Here

GSCCC Canoe Course

This course will provide the volunteer with the basic understanding of the responsibilities of a canoe instructor for taking girls out canoeing on flatwater. In addition, the volunteers will learn how to locate resource materials that assist them in planning their canoe trip or outing. Completion of this course will allow participants to instruct canoeing on all of the GSCCC properties and flatwater bodies of water.

Length: 9 hours

For: Any registered Girl Scout volunteer age 18 or older, This is an instructor course. 

Prerequisite: Participants must be able to swim and tread water for 10 minutes.

Cost: $20

Note:
If you see a "No records to display" message after clicking the "Register" button below, this means there are currently no sessions available for this course.

Register Here

Outdoor I: Cabin Camping

The course will prepare volunteers to introduce girls to outside adventures. Emphasis is on knowledge of outdoor skills: meal planning and preparation (involving actual cooking/clean up), use of kaper charts, propane stoves, knot tying, knife safety and protection of the natural world. You will be preparing a one-pot entrée on a propane stove, cooking using foil over charcoal, and prepare a no-cook recipe. Plan to eat during this course.

Length: 4 hours

For: Adult volunteers planning an overnight stay with girls in a walled facility

Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101, Out and About, Risk Management

Cost: $10

Note:
If you see a "No records to display" message after clicking the "Register" button below, this means there are currently no sessions available for this course.


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Outdoor II: Basic Troop Camping

This course will prepare volunteers to take their girls on a camping trip.

At the end of this learning course, participants will learn: 
• About forming patrols 
• The importance of using Kaper Charts 
• About meal planning and preparation 
• Different ways of cooking (propane, charcoal) 
• How to start a wood fire for a ceremonial campfire (all camp) 
• What equipment is needed for a campout 
• How to set-up the campsite 
• About the Leave No Trace Principles 
• Night activities to share with the girls

After successfully completing this course, volunteers will be able to camp in tents or hammocks, use propane and charcoal for cooking, and have a ceremonial campfire using wood. 

Register here.

Outdoor III: Advanced Camping

This two-part course is designed for adults with camping experience to learn advanced cooking methods, program and outdoor skills. Emphasis is on advanced lashing, compass skills and nature exploration. Attendance at a pre-course planning session is required. The planning session will cover what items to bring, menu, and other details pertaining to the overnight portion of the course.

Length: Pre-course 3 hours, Overnight 27 hours

For: Adult volunteers planning primitive camping trips with girls

Prerequisite: Outdoor II: Basic Troop Camping

Cost: $5 plus the cost of menu (determined by patrols)

Note:
If you see a "No records to display" message after clicking the "Register" button below, this means there are currently no sessions available for this course.

 Register Here

Outdoor IV: Backpacking

This two-part course is designed for adults with camping experience to learn advanced cooking methods, program and outdoor skills. Emphasis is on advanced lashing, compass skills and nature exploration. Attendance at a pre-course planning session is required. The planning session will cover what items to bring, menu, and other details pertaining to the overnight portion of the course.

Length: Pre-course 3 hours, Overnight 27 hours

For: Adult volunteers planning primitive camping trips with girls

Prerequisite: Outdoor II: Basic Troop Camping

Cost: $5 plus the cost of menu (determined by patrols)

Note:
If you see a "No records to display" message after clicking the "Register" button below, this means there are currently no sessions available for this course.

Register Here

Climbing Wall

By completing this course, you will be qualified to work with girls on the Climbing Wall at Camp Darden or Camp Skimino.  You will learn how to self-belay using the auto belay system. The climbing wall is 25 feet high. This course will be fun as well as challenging. 

Pre-Requisite: This is an instructor course.  Participants must have been active on the Low Ropes Challenge Course at Camp Skimino or Camp Darden during the past year.  Participants must weigh less than 300 pounds.  

Register Here

High Ropes

This course will prepare you to facilitate the Camp Skimino High Ropes Course. During this course, you will learn how to prepare participants for a high ropes challenge, set up and take down the challenge course and to successfully lead participants through the elements.  Newly trained instructors will be evaluated and a decision will be made by the lead facilitator if the newly trained instructor is ready to instruct girls on the course. 

Pre-requisite: This is an instructor course. Each participant must have attended a Challenge Course training. Each participant must be able to do the high ropes challenge course and must be 18 years old at the time of the course.  

Register here.

Axe Throwing Instructor Course

Upon completion of this course, registered and appointed volunteers will be able to instruct Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors in axe throwing.

Register here.

Enrichment Courses 

American Safety and Health Institute First Aid/CPR/AED

This course covers adult and child CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), basic first aid, and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). This is a two-year certification. Please take note that this class will not show up on your Girl Scout training record kept by the Council, so be sure to get your training card signed for your records.

Select the register buttons below to find a training that works for you.

Length: 4 hours

For: Any registered Girl Scout volunteer

Prerequisite: Must be a registered member

Cost: $45

Register

Register via HR CPR

Effectively Facilitating Adult Learning

This course focuses on developing facilitation skills that will prepare participants to deliver learning sessions to a group of adult learners utilizing the three learning styles and to become more comfortable with speaking in front of a group of people.

Length: 5–6 hours

For: Volunteers who want to be a Girl Scout Adult Learning Facilitator

Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101, Volunteer and Adult Learning application

Cost: Free

Note:
If you see a "No records to display" message after clicking the "Register" button below, this means there are currently no sessions available for this course.

Register

Wilderness First Aid

Go beyond basic first aid to learn how to care for injuries and illnesses that occur when help may not show up for a while. Whether camping out for the weekend or surviving a disaster, the Wilderness First Aid course teaches you how to deal with emergencies. GSUSA/BSA/ACA approved!

Length: 16 hours

For: Any registered Girl Scout volunteer 18 years or older

Prerequisite: CPR

Cost: $85

Register 

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