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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.

Great Escape 2018!

2018 Great Escape COVER

Who: All volunteer Adult Girl Scouts
When: October 5 @ 6pm-October 7 @11am (come for the whole weekend or just a part of it-different options available).
Where: Camp Seven Hills Goodyear Side
What/Why: Come join other adult girl scouts for a weekend of fun, friendship, and learning. Great Escape is an adult only weekend that allows you to contact with other scouts in the area to share ideas for the upcoming scouting year. Workshops are available that range from crafts for troops to personal crafts, canoeing, outdoor cooking, archery, hiking, games for troops, and enrichment trainings to enhance your experience as a Girl Scout leader. You can customize the workshops to your needs.
Cost: $47 for the entire weekend, prices vary for other registration options (Saturday only, Friday to Saturday evening, Saturday morning to Sunday morning). Cost includes lodging, all meals, and a patch.
Registration brochure available June 1st-unit location is first come first serve with options of lodges, cabins, and platform tents. Deadline is July 21st.
If interested, e-mail to be placed on our mailing list or join our Facebook Group (Great Escape Weekend).

Click here to view the full brochure!

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


Attention Adult Volunteers!
Canoe Training Course Now Available.

Professional guide/s from Adventures in Fitness will take you through the necessary skills, emergency procedures, rescues and required equipment necessary for flat water canoeing. Upon completion you will receive a certificate that outlines the canoeing skills learned. 

To find out more information and to register click the Ebiz icon

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