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In Person Trainings

Schedules At A Glance: 
     Leadership Workshops January - April 2020
     Volunteer Training & Networking August – December 2019

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Getting equipped with the tools and information to make your Girl Scout experience fun, productive and safe has never been easier.  Girl Scouts Heart of Central California offers a variety of training dates and locations through the Activities tab on our website. If you don’t find good dates that fit into your already busy schedule, we are pleased to offer you Training By Request! Scroll to the bottom of this page for more information.

Training By Request! 

We’ve got the required trainings, enrichment opportunities, and resources you need to make your volunteer experience amazing. Volunteer training is offered in a variety of ways, so as to best meet your unique learning styles: written resources, face-to-face learning, interactive online learning—and we realize there may be challenges to fitting training into your already busy schedule. Which is why we are pleased to offer you Training By Request!  

Simply gather 6 or more volunteers, identify a location and submit this online request form 6-8 weeks in advance and we’ll work together to bring the training to you - where you want it, when you want it. The ability to fulfill the request depends on the availability of a council trainer.

Note: One form should be completed for each training request.

Click here to Request a Training in Your Area.


New Leaders

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Leadership Essentials

Welcome new Girl Scout Leaders! This training is crafted to introduce you to the Girl Scout program and get you PUMPED for your new volunteer role. Learn about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, explore Girl Scout program resources and review best practices for engaging families. This training is delivered regularly at Girl Scout Heart of Central California offices and is a great opportunity to network with new leaders. Meet experienced trainers who can answer burning questions and get you connected. GSHCC encourages you to attend this class with your co-leader(s) prior to having your first parent meeting. 

Prerequisite: Online training: Successful Leader Learning Series, located in the course library in the gsLearn system.

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First Aid & CPR - Adult

This first aid class is for the adult acting as the First Aider for most troop activities (see Safety Activity Checkpoints) and is valid for two years through Medic First Aid. Fee is $25. The training class offered by Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is Medic First Aid Pediatric Plus® CPR, AED and First Aid for Children, Infants, and Adults. Adults who need to re-certify a CPR certificate from any agency other than Medic First Aid® may also enroll in any of these training courses. Online courses for First Aid and CPR are not accepted by our council.

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Grade Level Workshops

Learn more about the Girl Scout program and girl-led leadership. Topics include age-level characteristics for five to seven-year-olds and Girl Scout Daisy curriculum and awards. Come prepared to network and learn!  This workshop is $5 per adult. Each class is targeted towards a Girl Scout age level: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors/Ambassadors. 

Other Adult Trainings

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Girl Scouts Camping 101

This training is designed for all Girl Scout volunteers, and is the first step in becoming troop camp certified. Learn best practices in developing girl-led experiences and review risk management and council procedures that will keep you safe while having fun. Fee is $5. Complete troop camp certification is now customized to fit your personal camping expertise; discover how to complete your certification at the conclusion of this training.

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Outdoor Skills

In this adult training you will develop your basic outdoor skills and try a variety of hands-on activities including fire building, outdoor cooking, knot tying and knife safety. This course can be used to complete the outdoor skills requirement of basic troop camp certification. Fee is $15. For more information about becoming outdoor certified, please see our Basic Troop Camp Certification Process.

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Take Action Award Training

This class, for both girls and their adult advisors, is designed to prepare you for success as you work to earn your Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award.  You will learn about the award criteria, required paperwork and award deadlines. You will also get ideas for picking an issue that fits your girl's passion. Fee is $5.

Older Girl Trainings

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First Aid & CPR - Girl

This course, for girls in 6th grade and older, is designed to expand girls' awareness of accident prevention, as well as teach first aid and CPR skills. Fee is $25. The training class offered by Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is Medic First Aid Pediatric Plus® CPR, AED and First Aid for Children, Infants, and Adults. 

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Program Aide Training

Program Aide Training (for girls in grades 7-12) will help you become a confident, effective leader and will teach you skills for working with younger troops and groups. Fee is $5. Only Girl Scout Cadettes are eligible to receive a Program Aide Pin. Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors will be able to use the skills they develop in this class in many leadership roles and may earn a Service to Girl Scouting Bar for some of their service.

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Prepare 2B Ready

Learn how to plan and implement a fun and safe event of any size. Receive information about important event planning forms and safety requirements for service unit or award project events. Fee is $5. This course is required for girls planning an event for their Girl Scout Silver Award or Girl Scout Gold Award project.

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Babysitter Safety

This class is for girls ages 10-15, and covers the basics of starting and running your own babysitting business, safety practices for caring for different age levels, safety when answering the phone or door, and basic first aid skills for infants and children. You'll learn how to handle emergencies, how to feed infants and what to do if they are choking, first aid for cuts and poison, as well as strategies for setting rules, discipline, and having fun and playing games with different age levels. At the end of this class, girls will receive a Babysitting certification card and the Cadette Babysitter badge, as the class fulfills all requirements. Fee is $38

This class is a partnership with Kim Stockdale, group instructor with Dynamic Mobile Fitness and Save A Life CPR Training Center, accredited by the American Safety Health Institute.

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Take Action Award Training

This class, for both girls and their adult advisors, is designed to prepare you for success as you work to earn your Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award.  You will learn about the award criteria, required paperwork and award deadlines. You will also get ideas for picking an issue that fits your passion. Fee is $5. Before taking this class girls should have completed a Girl Scout Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Journey.