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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.

Check out our GSWNY Learning Community on Go-To-Stage! Click HERE to see the latest and greatest training videos.

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

Missed one of the LEAP Webinar Series webinars? Want to find out about one of the topics listed below?  Check out our On Demand Training Library in the GSWNY Learning Community via GoToStage.                                                     

Bookmark the GSWNY Learning Community so you can keep up with the latest additions to the page.  We are adding new webinars all the time!

Outdoor Training

NEW HANDS-ON OUTDOOR SKILLS TRAINING FOR ADULTS!

THIS JUST IN!

The GSUSA Safety Activity Checkpoints for 2019/2020 now requires that at least one adult per group be trained by their council prior to a troop-run camping event.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! To meet this training requirement, volunteers can do one of two things (or both if you want!) 

A) Review the Troop Camping in 10 Easy Steps online at (PDF). When applying for a GSWNY campsite or submitting a Troop Camping on a Non-Council Owned Site Form, you will indicate that you have fulfilled this requirement. This indication will be “on your honor” and will not require documentation.

B) For additional resources and hands-on training, we are excited to announce that you can participate in hands-on skills sessions embedded within selected girl outdoor programs (i.e. Ace Adventurer, Read Set Camp, Trailblazer II etc). Attend these events with girls to learn fire building, food preparation, tent-pitching and more – without having to sacrifice additional personal time. Just look for the tent icon next to any program title to find a program that integrates camping training for adults. Adults who wish to participate in the skills sessions at these programs must notify council upon registration for the program. This can be done by clicking on the link provided in your registration confirmation email which will direct you to a skills session sign-up list. Timely registration ensures an accurate quantity of materials and a better program experience. Please understand that these sessions may require adults to work separate from the girls, in groups with other adults. This may include and is not limited to being at a different station or doing a different activity from the girls.

C) A one-sentence bullet point about the Outdoor Champions under both the On-Demand Training and the Outdoor Training drop-down menus. It should read: “Looking for more individualized training fit to your schedule? The Outdoor Champion Volunteer Team is available to help you. Just submit a request by visiting https://www.gswny.org/en/camp/outdoor-like-a-girl-/outdoor-champion.html.”

Step by Step- Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls

Taking the Journeys Outside

Planning Your Troop’s First Campout

Introduction to Campsite Set-up

Introduction to Cooking Outdoors

How to Leave No Trace Outdoors

Introduction to Fire Building

Outdoors Songs and Games

First Aid and CPR Training

An adult certified in First Aid/CPR is required if a troop leaves their meeting place and/or if an activity’s Safety Activity Checkpoint indicates a First Aider is required.  The following healthcare providers may also serve as first-aiders: physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, paramedic, military medic, and emergency medical technician.

With our partner agency, EPIC Trainings, Inc., we offer full day and blended learning* classes.  These standard First Aid and CPR courses include adult and child CPR and basic first aid. Certification is valid for 2 years.  Blended learning classes are NOT recommended if this is your first time taking First Aid and CPR training. 

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

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

*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.  Not recommended if this is your first time taking First Aid and CPR Training.

Rochester Service Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Door 9,
Rochester, NY 14620

Wednesday

September 11

6pm

Saturday

September 21

10am

Wednesday

October 9

6pm

Saturday

October 5

10am

Saturday

November 9

10am

Wednesday

December 4

6pm

Wednesday

February 12    

6pm

Saturday

February 8

10am

Saturday

March 14

10am

Wednesday

March 25

6pm

Wednesday

April 8

6pm

Saturday

May 2

10am

Wednesday

May 6

6pm

Buffalo Service Center, 3332 Walden Ave.,
Depew, NY 14043

Wednesday

September 11

6:30pm

Saturday

September 21

10am

Wednesday

October 9

6:30pm

Saturday

October 19

10am

Saturday

November 9

10am

Wednesday

December 18

6:30pm

Tuesday

February 4

6:30pm

Saturday

February 8

10am

Saturday

March 7

10am

Tuesday

March 10

6:30pm

Tuesday

April 7

6:30pm

Saturday

May 2

10am

Tuesday

May 12

6:30pm

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