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Learning Opportunities

Welcome, Girl Scout volunteers!

You belong to a network of nearly one million adults who share an important commitment: preparing girls to lead successful lives.

Now you can prepare yourself to be a more successful volunteer!

Here you will find a listing of all learning opportunities – both required and enrichment!

REQUIRED

Girl Scout 101

Girl Scouting 101 is a national online orientation introducing all new volunteers to our organization. It includes information on the history of our movement, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (National Program Portfolio), program resources, cookies and safety tips. This course is offered online and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Complete your Girl Scouting 101 now

Troop/Group Welcome

The Troop/Group Welcome is an introduction to your Girl Scout volunteer position and covers organizing a troop/group, working with parents/guardians and Council procedures. You’ll receive instructions on how to get your girls registered as a Girl Scout member, get information about resources available to you and lots of other great information. The Troop/Group Welcome is given by a volunteer in your community.

PREREQUISITE: Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check and Girl Scouting 101.

Volunteer Essentials

The Volunteer Essentials class will help you understand the fundamentals of running a Girl Scout troop/group. You'll learn about your role as a Girl Scout volunteer, we'll point out things to consider about creating a safe space for the girls, we'll go over how to manage troop finances and what you need to do to take the girls on a field trip. All of your basic questions are answered!   

PREREQUISITE:  Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check, Girl Scouting 101 and Troop/Group Welcome

To waive the $2 fee use promo code VE2016

November 5, 2016      Orange County   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Register Now

November 5, 2016      Brevard County   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Register Now

November 6, 2016      Volusia County   4 p.m. - 7 p.m.     Register Now

November 19, 2016    Osceola County   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Register Now

December 10, 2016    Orange County    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.    Register Now

Girl Scout Leadership Experience

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a collection of activities and experiences the girls will have as they earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects, and more.  This class will help you understand how to make that happen with your girls using the National Leadership Journeys and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting as well as other program pieces that are available to them.

PREREQUISITE: Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check, Girl Scouting 101, Troop/Group Welcome and Volunteer Essentials 

To waive the $2 fee, please use promo code LE2016

November 5, 2016    Brevard County     1 p.m. - 4 p.m.     Register Now

November 5, 2016    Orange County     1 p.m. - 4 p.m.      Register Now

November 19, 2016   Osceola County    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.      Register Now

November 20, 2016    Volusia County     4 p.m. - 7 p.m.     Register Now

December 10, 2016    Orange County    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.    Register Now

 

ENRICHMENT

First Aid/CPR

This training meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs. Basic First Aid will cover how to identify and deal with various medical emergencies. Some of the areas covered will be bleeding, burns, breaks and heat related emergencies. CPR/AED will cover adult, child and infant CPR. Students will be instructed on how to operate and use an Automated External Defibrillator machine (AED) as well as learn how to handle choking situations.

PREREQUISITE: Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check and Girl Scouting 101.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016   Council Center    8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.      Register Now

December 10, 2016    Council Center    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.     Register Now

 

OUTDOOR SKILLS

Outdoor Skills - Cabin Camping

This level of camping is geared towards troops/groups wanting to stay in a cabin, lodge or indoor facility while camping.  This overnight training will prepare the adult volunteer for this level of camping by teaching outdoor progression, kaper charts, equipment, packing, meal planning and simple outdoor cooking in addition to fire building and campfire program ideas.  A Home Study workbook, containing valuable information, is sent to the participant prior to attending the training.  There are key points and questions in each section of the workbook.  This information is learned at each participant’s own pace and is an important part of the Outdoor Skills training.  This workbook must be completed prior to and brought with you to the training.  This training is required for troops/groups desiring to stay in cabins, lodges, or indoor facilities while camping.  This training starts at 8:00 am on Saturday and ends at 12:00 pm on Sunday.  Participants must attend the entire time to be qualified. 

Prerequisite:   Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check and Girl Scouting 101.

Fee:  $25.00

Upcoming Classes: 
October 8-9, 2016
January 21-22, 2017

Outdoor Skills - Tent Camping

This level of camping is geared towards the troops/groups wanting to use platform or ground tents while camping in an established camp site.  This overnight training will prepare the adult volunteer for this level of camping by teaching outdoor progression, kaper charts, equipment, tent care, packing, fire building, campfire program ideas, meal planning and a few advanced methods of outdoor cooking in addition to knot tying and jackknife safety.  This training is required for troops/groups desiring to use platform or ground tents while camping in an established camp site.  This training starts at 7:00 am on Saturday and ends at 5:00 pm on Sunday.  Participants must attend the entire time to be qualified. 

Prerequisite:  Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check and Girl Scouting 101

Fee:  $35.00 

Upcoming classes: 
February 18-19, 2017

Outdoor Skills - Advanced Camping

This level of camping is designed to have troops/groups camp together, but having the girls use their outdoor skills independently.  In this overnighttraining, participants will learn how to cook using their mess kits, solar cooking and other nifty cooking methods as well as additional skills including lashing, orienteering, and geocaching. This training is for troops/groups desiring to advance their girls’ outdoor skills and is required for troops/groups to go primitive camping.  This training starts at 9:00 am on Saturday and ends at 12:00 pm on Sunday.  Participants must attend the entire time to be qualified. 

Prerequisite:  Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check, Girl Scouting 101, and Outdoor Skills – Tent Camping.

Fee:  $35.00

Upcoming classes:

March 11-12, 2017

Outdoor Skills - Backpacking

This level of camping is designed for troops/groups that are ready to take the outdoors to the next level.  This training teaches the fundamentals of basic backpacking.  This training includes one day of instruction and pre-planning followed by an overnight backpacking camping trip.  Topics covered include: equipment, clothing, food, packing techniques, places to hike and camp, and basic trip planning.  This training is required for troops/groups desiring to backpack in the outdoors.  Participants are required to attend Part 1 which is a classroom session on a Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Part 2 which is the overnight backpacking camping trip which is from 9 am on a separate Saturday to 11 am on Sunday, to be qualified.   

Prerequisite:  Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check, Girl Scouting 101 and Outdoor Skills – Advanced Camping.

Fee:  $15.00 

Upcoming classes:
Part One: October 22, 2016 
Part Two: November 5-6, 2016

Troop/Group Camper Re-Qualification

The policy of Girl Scouts of Citrus is that in order to be current as a Troop/Group Camper, re-qualification must be taken every 5 years. Volunteers may re-qualify by either re-taking the level of Outdoor Skills training that they have already taken, by attending the next level of Outdoor Skills training or by completing the Troop/Group Camper Re-Qualification Workbook.  (Volunteers may only re-qualify one time. After that they would need to attend an Outdoor Skills training to re-qualify).

Complete the workbook and return it along with $7 to:
Girl Scouts of Citrus
341 North Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL  32803. 

After review of the workbook, you will be notified that your qualification has been extended.

PREREQUISITE: Girl Scout Membership, Eligible Background Check, Girl Scouting 101 and completion of Outdoor Skills training