All Volunteers for GSMH:
You're Invited to Learn 2 Lead 2013!
Learn 2 Lead is a one-day training extravaganza! We want you to use your time wisely, so at Learn 2 Lead, you can choose from many different training sessions designed to help you become a better volunteer! Think of Learn 2 Lead as a one-stop training shop where you can gather tips and tricks from experienced Girl Scout volunteers and get pumped for the upcoming Girl Scout year.
Each region will be host its own Learn 2 Lead event. The Central region's event will be August 24 in Jefferson City, the Southeast region's event will be October 12 in Sikeston, and the Southwest region's event will be August 24 in Springfield. The registration deadline for the Central and Southwest regions is August 1 and the deadline for the Southeast region is September 25. Download registration forms and schedules below.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to get a lot of great training in one day!
Schedule & descriptions:
Trainings Offered on Request
We try to schedule a variety of training dates and locations, but we know that volunteers may need other options. If training is needed in your area, please contact us at 877-312-4764 with the following information:
- Type/Name of training needed
- Two to four possible dates (4 weeks in advance) with desired start/end times
- Desired location (e.g., council property or community location; please provide an address)
- Proposed registration deadline (this is sometimes at the discretion of the facilitator)
- List of what participants need to bring (e.g., lawn chair if training is to be conducted outdoors)
- Contact person (to answer questions)
You will be contacted with confirmation of the "on request" training, which will be advertised in council communications when possible. Training registration forms must still be submitted by the established deadline.
The following trainings are available upon request:
- Orientation: 1.5 hours / No Fee / No Minimum
- Basic Outdoor Skills: 4 hrs / $6 per person / Minimum 5
- CPR/First Aid: 5.5 hours (varies by facilitator)/ $35 per person / Minimum varies per facilitator
- CPR/First Aid Recertification: 3 hours / $19 per person / Minimum varies per facilitator
- Basic Troop Camping: $15 per person / Minimum 8-10 (Pre-requisite: Basic Outdoor Skills with sufficient time to practice camping skills.)
- National Program Portfolio-Girl Scout Leadership Experience: 1.5 hours / No Fee / Minimum 5
- Path to Silver / Path to Gold (for Girl Scout Cadettes and older): 2 hours / No Fee / Minimum 10
- Program Aide (for Girl Scout Cadettes and older): 6 hours / No Fee / Minimum 10
Be sure to check out our resources page for training information located in the volunteer 411:
- the volunteer 411 magazine
It is a comprehensive source for the year's council programs, trainings, and volunteer information. New this year – a whole section of advice and information just for troop leaders!
new training opportunities
Small Craft Safety and Basic Water Rescue Training
Learn the skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to small craft emergencies. This course will prepare you for small craft emergencies and teach you how to protect yourself while assisting others.Completion of this course will certify you to instruct girls on basic canoeing skills forflat water such as lakes or ponds at most of our program centers. Moving water skills forrivers will not be covered.
- Learn to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies.
- Learn how to recognize specific characteristic behaviors of distressed swimmers, and active and passive drowning victims.
- Lean how to prevent small craft accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
- Understand different types of open water environments and their potential hazards.
- Understand the responsibilities of small craft trip planning, supervision, and emergency preparation.
- Understand and perform self-rescue skills for aquatic emergencies.
- Provide assistance to others using non-swimming rescues.
- Perform proper techniques to care for a possible head, neck or back injury.
- Learn basic safety guidelines for canoeing.
- Learn how to rescue yourself and others when supervising canoeing activities.
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 or Saturday, August 10, 2013
Where: Finbrooke Program Center, Rogersville, MO
Time: 8:30 am-completion (approx. 8 hours to complete course)
Cost: $50 per participant
Participants will have to pass a swim test and pass a written test with a score of 80% at the end of the course. For questions or additional information please contact Leadership and Learning Specialist-Volunteerism, Julie Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-312-4764 x1328.
Basic Troop Camping – 1 Day Accelerated Training
Pre-Requisite: Basic Outdoor Skills and sufficient practice time, extensive outdoor camping skills & approval from a Leadership and Learning Specialist-Volunteerism.
Minimum Participants: varies by facilitator
Saturday, April 20th Friendship Fields Program Center 8:30am-5:30pm
Saturday, May 11th ** Silver Meadows Program Center 8:30am-5:30pm
Saturday, June 1st Sacajawea East Program Center 8:30am-5:30pm
**This date was originally advertised in the 411 as a regular BTC and has been changed to an accelerated training.
Basic Troop Camping
Pre-Requisite: Basic Outdoor Skills and sufficient practice time
Minimum Participants: 8-10
Thursday, July 11th Silver Meadows Program Center 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, July 20th Silver Meadows Program Center
begins Saturday 9:00am - Sunday, July 21st
ends Sunday 4:00pm
Trainings are an important and helpful component of your Girl Scout volunteer experience. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is committed to providing its volunteers with quality resources, ideas, and support.
volunteer training checklist
Within six months of appointment:
- Orientation (in-person)
- Girl Scouting 101 (online now, or DVD version coming soon;
see online training options below)
* Because emergencies require prompt action and quick judgment, Girl Scouts recommend that at least one adult volunteer be first-aid/ CPR certified.
Courses offered by chapters of the American Red Cross, National Safety Council, EMP America, and American Heart Association are approved. First Aid/CPR training that is available entirely online does not satisfy Girl Scouts' requirements, as they do not offer enough opportunities for technique practice and feedback.
online training options
Link to access Girl Scouting 101:http://training.girlscouts.org
Choose "101" from the menu
Complete the contact information section and choose “Missouri Heartland” as council name.
This new online training from GSUSA replaces online GSMH courses Orientation Part 1 and Leadership Essentials.
The training link now has these choices:
- Online Volunteer Orientation (OVO) - dont use...
- Leadership Essentials Online (LEO) - dont use...
- Girl Scouting 101 - use!
GSUSA left the OVO and LEO options because some councils chose not to include the new training this fall. Our volunteers only need to complete the new course.
the basic steps for a new leader are:
- Complete application forms
- Background check is completed (if OK then . .)
- Attends orientation (in-person)
(New volunteers are given the link and password at orientation for Girl Scouting 101)
additional training as needed:
- Basic Outdoor Sklls
- Basic Troop Camping
American Red Cross Instructor Candidate Course - informational PDF
For more information on training including how to register and dates offered, please see training section (starting page 22) of the volunteer 411 magazine.