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Adult Training Information & Courses

GSWNY provides adult training courses conducted by skilled and enthusiastic volunteer facilitators throughout the year. Volunteers are encouraged to take advantage of as many courses as they can to provide the best growth experiences possible for girls.

New Troop Leadership Volunteers (Troop Co-Leaders)
Grade Level Training

Grade Level training provides essential information to new leaders and those changing levels. Developmental characteristics, troop management, program options and more will be covered.  Grade Level training is required for:

  • all new leaders within 30 days of volunteer approval
  • all leaders changing levels within 30 days of 1st meeting of the Girl Scout year

DAISY, BROWNIE, AND JUNIOR LEVEL TRAININGS BELOW.

Download the home study guide and go at your own pace to learn developmental characteristics, troop management, program options and more.  Then take the evaluation for your level to receive your completion certificate.

Daisy Level Home Study Guide

Daisy Level Evaluation

Brownie Level Home Study Guide

Brownie Level Evaluation

Junior Level Home Study Guide

Junior Level Evaluation

CADETTE GRADE LEVEL TRAINING - 2018

OLDER GIRL GRADE LEVEL TRAINING - 2018 

Outdoor Training

REGISTER VIA EBIZ

TROOP CAMP TRAINING

Your scouts want to go camping but you don’t know where to start?  No worries!  We’ll train you!

Step 1: Troop Camping Orientation. Offered locally this class focuses on:

  • planning your camping trip
  • safety and regulations required by GSWNY and NY State
  • the Girl Adult Partnership  and using the GSLE in the outdoors

Troop Camping Orientation is required before taking Outdoor Skills courses

Step 2:  Outdoor Skills 1 – Lodge or Outdoor Skills 2 – Tent/Cabin.  All Outdoor Skills courses will take place at GSWNY camp properties.  

Outdoor Skills 1 – Lodge

(prerequisite – Troop Camping Orientation)

basic meal prep (including no cook meals, stick cooking, one-pot meals, pie iron cooking)

Fire building and fire safety basics

Leave No Trace basics

Hiking basics

Knots, bandana, and pocket knife basics

Outdoor Skills 2 – Tent/Cabin

(prerequisites – Troop Camping Orientation and Outdoor Skills 1 – Lodge
OR
Troop Camping I prior to Sept. 2017)

Intermediate campfire meal prep (skillet/griddle cooking, foil packet cooking, Dutch oven cooking)

Camp stove cooking

Gas Lantern use

Compass skills, map and trail reading

Intermediate knots, bandana, and pocket knife use

First Aid and CPR Training

TO REGISTER CONTACT EPIC TRAININGS, INC. VIA EMAIL AT  MAIL@EPICTRAININGS.COM  OR VIA PHONE AT (585)615-4379.

These standard First Aid and CPR courses are offered by certified Girl Scout volunteers and include adult and child CPR and basic first aid. Certification for American Red Cross First Aid and CPR is valid for 2 years. With our partner agency, EPIC Trainings, Inc., we offer full day and blended learning classes.

Blended Learning Classes - This class includes an online pre-session portion and an in-person skills session. The online portion must be completed prior to the skills session in order to receive certification. When you register, you will receive information to access the online portion.
*You will need a computer with speakers (or headphones).
*Dress for working on the floor. You must be able to physically demonstrate the skill in order to be certified.
*Do not arrive late for training; instructors reserve the right to deny certification to those who arrive late.
*Questions you may have about this training should be directed to mail@epictrainings.com.

Please see list below for CPR/FIRST AID training dates and locations of Blended Learning classes for fall and winter of the 2017-2018 Girl Scout Year. To register contact EPIC TRAININGS, Inc. via email at mail@epictrainings.com or via phone at (585)615-4379.

Blended Learning Skills Sessions

  • Saturday, September 30, 9am-10:30am, Camp Seven Hills, Holland NY
  • Wednesday, October 4, 6-8pm, Rochester Service Center, Rochester, NY
  • Wednesday, October 11, 6-8pm, Lockport Service Center, Lockport, NY
  • Wednesday, October 18, 6-8pm, Buffalo Service Center, Depew, NY
  • Wednesday, October 25, 6-8pm, Batavia Service Center, Batavia, NY
  • Wednesday, December 6, 6-8pm, Rochester Service Center, Rochester, NY
  • Wednesday, December 13, 6-8pm, Buffalo Service Center, Depew, NY

To register contact EPIC TRAININGS, Inc. via email at mail@epictrainings.com or via phone at (585)615-4379.

Full Day Classes

  • Saturday, October 21, 9am-3pm, Buffalo Service Center, Depew, NY 
  • Saturday, October 28, 9am-3pm, Rochester Service Center, Rochester, NY
  • Saturday, November 11, 9am-3pm, Rochester Service Center, Rochester, NY
  • Saturday, December 2, 9am-3pm, Buffalo Service Center, Depew, NY

Full Day Class also offering a skills session - A combo class. Take the Blended Learning class OR the Full Day Class based on YOUR needs. 
Saturday, December 16, 9am-3pm, Jamestown Service Center, Jamestown, NY skills session will take place from 9a-10a followed by the full day session from 10a-3p.


*If you take the blended learning class it includes an online pre-session portion and an in-person skills session. The online portion must be completed prior to the skills session in order to receive certification. When you register, you will receive information to access the online portion.
*You will need a computer with speakers (or headphones).
*Dress for working on the floor.
*You must be able to physically demonstrate the skill in order to be certified.
*Do not arrive late for training; instructors reserve the right to deny certification to those who arrive late.
*Bring a bag lunch or light snack.
*Questions you may have about this training should be directed to mail@epictrainings.com.

Troop Product Program Managers (Fall Sale and Cookie Sale)

Contact customercare@gswny.org for more information.