Results tagged “Training” from GSSA Leader Blog: The Virtual Volunteer

Outward Bound is offering a 2-day training on Wilderness First Aid, on December 1st and 2nd at Weeks Bay Preserve  The fee for the course will be waived for Girl Scout volunteers who are interested in acquiring skills that will be vital both in the wilderness and during a natural disaster. More details are just a click away: First_Aid_and_Coastal_Resilience_Workshop.pdf

Please contact Liz Brent at lbrent@girlscoutssa.org by Friday, November 18 if you are interested in attending.

Girl Scouts leaders have been invited to participate in free environmental education workshops  offered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  These workshops are for "formal and informal teachers" and, as troop leaders, you KNOW that's what we are!

The workshops will be held in Spanish Fort, Alabama at the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center on October 13, 19, and Nov 10  from 8:30a-3:30p.  You can attend any or all.   If you would like to take this opportunity, you can register yourself by going to www.outdooralabama.com/education/Educational_Workshops <http://www.outdooralabama.com/education/Educational_Workshops> .
 

Last chance to RSVP for GSSA Kickoffs in Mobile and Montgomery
RSVP by Friday, August 5, 2011

It's never too early to start planning Girl Scout activities and programs, and GSSA is ready to jump start the 2011-2012 year with kickoffs for volunteers in both Montgomery and Mobile. 

During these fun events, we will have Fall Product Sale training with our new vendor, QSP/Ashdon Farms, tell you all you need to know about the new Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and give you plenty of time to share best practices and ideas with your peers. 

All volunteers are welcome to attend either the Mobile Kickoff, Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or the Montgomery Kickoff, Sunday, August 14, from 1-5 p.m.
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A Troop Trip folder should include completed:
  1. health forms
  2. permission slips
  3. copies of reservations, pre-payments, business contacts, etc.
  4. a troop roster with emergency contact numbers
  5. maps, destination addresses & phone numbers
  6. trip itinerary
Each driver and the at-home contact should have this info, as well.
  
Don't forget:
  • caravans (following a lead driver) are not permitted
  • verify every girls is a registered member
  • verify every adult is a registered member, an approved volunteer, & his/her required training is current
  • check Safety-Activity Checkpoint for each activity (theme parks, camping, outdoor cooking, etc.)
  • for day trips, notify SUM of travel plans and verify that you have copies of Driver's license and auto ins cards
  • for overnight trips, complete the overnight trip/camping application form (must attach copies of driver's licenses, auto insurance cards, certifications, etc.)
  • check to make sure you have the proper adult:girl ratios for the activity
  • do not sign any rental contracts until you complete a rental application and have it reviewed by a council staff member

Review the Venturing Out module on our website.
 
For questions about trip applications, insurance, rental applications, safety-guidelines, etc.
Contact: Cheryl Miller
Learning & Volunteer Services Liaison
Cell # 334.312.0433
cmiller@girlscoutssa.org

Want to avoid delays in the processing of your event and training registrations?  See below for a few helpful hints.

 

Event Registrations: When registering for council events, the Event Registration form should be sent to the appropriate person or the Service Center indicated in the event announcement. If you're not sure who that is, you can always e-mail it to programs@girlscoutssa.org.

 

Late Registrations: To avoid further delays when registering after the deadline has passed, include the late fee (10%).

 

Adult Training: Use the Adult Learning Registration form when registering for the adult training courses, sending those to the appropriate person or Service Center indicated in the announcement.

 

If you have questions, contact Volunteer Services Liaison, Cheryl Miller, ext. 2302

All Service Unit team members, troop leaders and troop product sales chairs are invited!

Trophy Nut will hold their Fall Product training. You will also have the chance to get to know our new baker, and get a sneak peek into the upcoming cookie program.

 

Where: Park Memorial United Methodist Church, Troy

When: Saturday, August 14, 10:30 a.m.  - 1:30 p.m.

RSVP by August 1 to Cheryl Miller, extension 2302

 

Where: Daphne United Methodist Church

When: Sunday, August 15, 2 - 5 p.m.

RSVP by August 1 To Teri Eversole, extension 1302

Archery and Life Guard Training Events at Camp Windhover (Crystal Springs , MS)

 

Camp Windhover, an accredited American Camp Association camp, is offering archery and lifeguard training.  Camp Windhover is located in Crystal Springs, MS, about thirty miles south of Jackson, MS.  Trainees are welcome to stay at camp in one of the cabins during the lifeguard training or following the archery training.

 

For a Registration Form and Driving Instructions, contact Camp Windhover Director Celia Wood at (601) 892-3282

 

Training: Basic Archery Instructor (National Alliance for the Development of Archery - NADA)

When: 2 - 10 p.m. Sunday, June 6

Recommended for: Camp Directors, Program Directors, counselors, and any who will be teaching archery.

No prerequisites

Cost: $50 includes manuals, materials, testing, certification cards and evening meal. Also includes one night stay for June 6.

 

Training: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training       

When: 9 a.m. Thursday, June 3 through 5 p.m. Sunday, June 6

Recommended for: Camp Directors, Program Directors, counselors, and any who will be teaching swimming, supervising a waterfront area, or lifeguarding.

Prerequisites: Candidates who are at least sixteen years of age  will have to swim 300 yards of a mixture of breast stroke and freestyle, continuously, and retrieve a ten pound brick from a depth of seven to ten feet.         

Cost: $180; Does not include room and board, which are available upon request.

If any of your older girls are interested in getting their Silver or Gold award, then you need to attend the training for leaders and advisors. This is open to all leaders and advisors of Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. During the training you will receive a step-by-step explanation of the tools you need to assist your girls and ensure their success. This training will also provide useful tips and pointers.

 

This will be the last training session on the 2006 Studio 2B standings; training for awards using the Journeys will begin this summer. There will be two simultaneous trainings on Tuesday, Feb. 23. One training will be at the Montgomery Service Center at 6 p.m. and the other at the Auburn Scout Hut at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz by email or by phone at ext. 1202.

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This year, cookie chairs and troop leaders have three options for cookie sale training.  You can either complete a special online training that will be offered, or you can attend an in-person training - or both!  The online training will be available soon, and the "in-person" trainings will be Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Montgomery Volunteer Center from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (lunch served), and Sunday, November 8, at the Mobile Volunteer Center from 2-4 p.m. (snack served).

 

If you plan to attend either "in-person" training, please contact Teri Eversole (ext. 1302) for the Mobile training and Cheryl Miller (ext. 2302) for the Montgomery training by November 2.  Cookie chairs, service unit managers, troop leaders and troop cookie chairs all are invited to attend the training of their choice. 

Camping Adventures Overnight (Auburn), previously scheduled for Mar. 7-8, is rescheduled to Mar. 21-22.

This event is for adult volunteers with little or no outdoor camping experience, who want to learn all about troop camping basics in a low-key and fun environment.  Participants are welcome to bring their daughters (additional fee and min. age apply.)

Contact Cheryl Miller, cmiller@girlscoutssa.org   or  334.312.0433, to obtain the pre-requisite home study quiz (Preparing for Troop Camp/First Outings).

 

Service Unit Camporees are right around the corner!  Do you have a certified troop camper so your troop can join in the fun?  The council is offering Basic Troop Camping Skills on Feb 28 - Mar 1 (it's an overnight) at Camp Sid.   

This learning opportunity teaches you what you need to know to take your girls camping!  It provides opportunities for hands-on experience in planning and preparation for camping skills the Girl Scout way. Includes basic kaper charts, knife safety, fire building, knots, outdoor cooking and more.

This training is required to take troops camping overnight.
  The deadline for registration is February 20.

Every fall, we look forward to our copy of Connections to see what the Council has planned for us.  But there is SO much more going on!  We update our website (sometimes DAILY) with new programs and adult learning opportunties as we learn about them or develop them. 

Checking the Programs and Events page as you are planning your troop's schedule will give you the very latest information.  New Adult Learning Opportunities are listed right away, too, to give our Volunteers as much lead time as possible in scheduling needed and fun training.  Check it out!

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