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Adult Learning

Adult Learning

Better prepared volunteers make happier volunteers, which makes more successful program delivery, which makes Girl Scouting more fun and effective for all!

GSSI offers many resources for our volunteers to learn at their convenience.  Some courses are offered online while others are available by request. See below for more information about our classes.



Printed scripts are available for most online modules.  us for more information.

Girl Scouts Highest Awards

Girls and adult volunteers interested in the highest awards will learn about the requirements for the individual age-level Girl Awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold), and how to help the girls plan for successful completion of them. You will need speakers or headphones. 

To view the required Gold Award Orientation, CLICK HERE. (35 minutes)

To view the Silver Award OrientationCLICK HERE. (34minutes)

To view the Bronze Award OrientationCLICK HERE. (23 minutes)

On The Go

On the Go certification is needed for indoor overnights such as sleepovers, hotel stays, cabin camping, lock-ins and backyard camping. Participants will become familiar with council procedures, safety and security issues and helpful hints for traveling with their groups, whether they are camping out or sleeping inside. On the Go Certification courses are offered several times each year.

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Troop Camp Training

Pre-requisites: Basic Outdoor Skills (must have 6 months practice) and On the Go. This overnight course teaches more basic skills of outdoor camping, including tent care, lanterns, camp stoves, program planning, and more. It is a requirement for volunteers wishing to take their groups/troops outdoor camping (other than backyard camping). (Saturday morning to Sunday noon) Online recertification needed every 3 years. This class has a required online module (40 minutes).

First Aid & CPR

First Aid and CPR certification is always recommended and may be required for activities other than meetings. Training must be kept up-to-date as required by the certifying organization. Information on when certification is required and by what organizations, is found in the Volunteer Essentials handbook.

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Fire Building
Fire Building & Basic Outdoor Cooking