Facilitating Powerful Girl Experiences Begins with Adult Training.
Successful troops are those with adults working together. Adult trainings are suggested for all adult members (not just troop leaders). These trainings are where you will gain new skills, learn how to assist troop leaders, and begin to create a collaborative team atmosphere for your troop. Note: Training dates are subject to change due to COVID-19. Have questions about adult training? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for All Adult Learning Opportunities
gsLearn is our online training platform where you will begin your learning adventure! Whether you need to take an on-demand courses or in-person outdoor training, you can register through gsLearn, found in your MyAccount tab. Just login to MyAccount and choose gsLearn.
New Leader Training
Training for new leaders consists of four on-demand Learning Paths and other supportive trainings. Once your New Troop Is set-up with our Recruitment Team, our Customer Engagement Team will assign you the trainings through gsLearn. The four on-demand webinars are required for new leaders and highly suggested for troop helpers include:
Co-Leader 101: Learn about Girl Scouts of Citrus and The Girl Scout Ways.
Co-Leader 102: Learn about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and what it means to be girl-led at different Girl Scout levels. Understand Troop Operations and your online resource called the Volunteer Toolkit.
Co-Leader 103: Learn about the Well Being and Development of the girls. How to Facilitate a Virtual Troop Meeting.
Co-Leader 104: Get Outside From the backyard to the backcountry, Girl Scouts has a long, storied, and successful history of getting girls outdoors. It is connecting with nature in a girl-led setting is a big benefit of belonging to Girl Scouts.
Co-Leader 105: Learn about the progression for girls. Daisy and Brownie Essentials. Juniors coming soon.
COVID Guidelines: Click here for current guidelines.
Additional Adult Leadership Training
Additional leadership trainings for all members available through on-demand courses include:
- Age Progression – getting from here to there, Daisy to Ambassador.
- Troop Fall Product Chair
- Troop Cookie Chair
- All About Cookie Booths
- All About Social Media
- ·Bronze Award
- GIFTs for Girls
- Mega Drop Volunteer
- Volunteer Toolkit – Caregiver view
First Aider Training
First Aider: A general first aider is an adult volunteer who has taken Girl Scout approved first aid and CPR training that includes specific instructions for adult and pediatric CPR, first aid, and AED as well as AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training that minimally, includes face to face, hands-on skills check for:
- Checking a conscious victim
- Checking an unconscious victim
- Adult & Pediatric CPR
- Adult & Pediatric Conscious chocking
- Controlling bleeding
- Sudden illness
CPR/First Aid Certification
This certification is required for the troop first aider role and highly suggested for troop leader and troop helper roles. You will gain knowledge and skills for emergency life-saving techniques involving children and adults. The approved blended format is available to register on gsLearn.
Click here for CPR/FA approved vendors
Click here for Safety Activity Checkpoint, First Aid kits and more.
Advance First Aider: An advanced first aider is an adult with general first aid certification with additional health, safety, or emergency response expertise such as, for example, a physician; physician’s assistant; nurse practitioner; registered nurse; licensed practical nurse; paramedic; military medic; wilderness training, certified lifeguard, or emergency medical technician (EMT).
Wilderness First Aid Certification (Level 2 First Aid) Learn how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is 30 minutes away or more. This two-day course is required for those who will travel with girls to remote locations, where medical care is 30 minutes or more away.
Become an approved CPR/First Aid an Instructor or Vendor for Girl Scouts of Citrus.
We rely on CPR/First Aid Instructors to help our volunteer meet the Troop Leader requirements of an adult volunteer trained in CPR/First Aid for adults and pediatrics and AED. To become an approved instructor or vendor, please submit the Vendor Request Form below. Please note, the approval process can take 4 to 6 weeks.
Click here to submit your credentials.
Community Team: Coming Soon
Troops must have a Girl Scout of Citrus (GSC) trained Troop Camper to accompany them on any camping trip, hiking, cooking, and backpacking. The Troop Camper must work with the girls prior to camping to prepare them for the trip which may include, but not limited to packing, meal planning, cooking, outdoor activities, badges, and safety.
All outdoor trainings are a blended learning experience, gsLearn Online courses and in-person skill training. Begin your training by registering through gsLearn for both the online and in-person skill set training. Complete the online courses, attend in-person training.
Go to gsEvents for class opportunities.
Troop Camper Level 1 Training
Troop Camper Level 1 training course qualifies a Troop Camper to be able to
- Take girls camping, where they will sleep in a structure or a tent on a non-primitive campsite.
- Girls will also be able to have a campfire and cook outdoors using fire, charcoal, and propane.
- Campsite must have: Running water, Flushing toilets and Ranger or Site Manager on duty and on location.
Prerequisites: gsLearn Troop Camper Level 1 series.
This course provides basic outdoor instruction for taking your girls cabin or tent camping. Instruction includes fire safety, knife safety, knots, outdoor cooking using wood fire, charcoal, and propane, plus an introduction to Leave No Trace Principles and girl-led outdoor experience progressions (planning for and doing).
A Troop Camper Level 1 trained adult is responsible for training girls in these skills, along with all other adults attending troop camping trips. Recommended for troop leaders and troop helpers.
Troop Camper Level 2 Advanced
Under Construction – Release date TBA
Troop Camper Level 2 Advance Training course qualifies a Troop Camper to be able to
- Take girls advance camping Semi- primitive campsite.
- Girls will also be able to have a campfire and use advanced cooking skills, Dutch Oven, Box Stove, alternate fire starter methods for cooking in the woods.
Prerequisites: gsLearn Troop Camper Level 1 Training and gsLearn Troop Camper Level 2 series
This training is required training to take girls hiking and advance cooking. Take your camping experience one step further! Learn about girl-adult partnerships, planning and preparedness skills, and gain an understanding of the Leave No Trace principles. Includes knives, bow saws, hatchet, knots, and other advanced outdoor skills.
A Troop Camper Level 2 trained adult is responsible for training girls in these skills, along with all other adults attending troop hiking or camping trips. Recommended for troop leaders and troop helpers.
Under Construction – Release date TBA
Round off your training skills. Learn the skills to teach and encourage your girls.
These training are intended to encourage more girl participation in advanced outdoor skills. We will focus on different themes.
- More TBA
Recertification of Camping Skills
At this time, all leaders will need to take the new 1-day hybrid training. All previous options have expired based on the 2020 guidelines that have been on our website since June 2012. Please see below for the highlighted information that is now expired.
2020 policy for recertification:
The policy of Girl Scouts of Citrus is a Troop Camper will re-qualify every 2 years. Volunteers may re-qualify by attending continuing education camping and outdoor skills workshops or attend Outdoor Skills Level 2- Advance.
Outdoor Skill Re-Qualification Assessment will only be available until June 1, 2020 for anyone that had taken the prior Outdoor Skills training. At that point it will only be valid for 1 year.
The new training that has been developed is based on new guidelines and current information that has come out from GSUSA as well as a complete rewrite at Girl Scouts of Citrus Council. The training is taking a more relevant and hands on approach to help incorporate girl progression and delivery, as well as skill-based assessments. There are online videos and then an in-person skill assessment day where skills will be evaluated by a trainer.