Outdoor Training


Planning Trip with Girls (Prerequisite to Troop Camping)

This is a required training for leaders or a registered adult who will be planning and attending trips with girls. Planning trips, staying in hotels, public buildings and self contained buildings even at camp will be covered. “Safety Wise” Chapter IV in Volunteer Essentials and the Activity Checkpoints will be the main focus of this training along with information about making reservations at our sites. Please bring your Volunteer Essentials with you to this training. This training does not include fire skills.

Who: Registered Adult Girl Scouts
Fee: $5.00
Additional Notes: Deadline is 1 weeks (7 days) before the class. Please use a Training Registration Form to register for this training.
Minimum: 10 participants, Maximum: 30 participants
  Please refer to the GSESC Calendar for training dates.

 


Troop Camping

Since every troop going camping must have at least one troop camper with them, this course is required for a least one adult registered with the troop. To be a troop camper, an adult must be present for the entire training, which teaches basic cooking, outdoor and fire skills. Troop Camping is required for any type of camping either on Girl Scout Property or at other locations. You will learn all the skills you need to teach your girls about the out of doors. It is highly recommended that each troop have a copy of the Outdoor Education in Girl Scouting book that is for sale in our Council Shops. **If you are more than 30 minutes late for this training you will not be given credit, no exceptions.

Who: Registered Adult Girl Scouts
Fee: $35.00, includes food and handouts
Additional Notes: Deadline is 2 weeks (14 days) before the class. Please use the Training Registration Form to register for this training.
Minimum: 10 participants, Maximum: 20 participants
Outdoor Education in Girl Scouting is the resource for this training which can be purchased in the Girl Scout Shops. It is highly recommended that each troop have a copy of this resource.
  Please refer to the GSESC Calendar for training dates.

 


Primitive Camping

Is your troop ready for primitive camping? This course prepares you to take your troop camping in primitive settings. You must have taken Troop Camping at least a year prior to this training and gone on at least two camping trips with your girls. You will learn about site selection, caching your food, water purification, the basics of pit-latrines, creating working surfaces through using lashing skills, using instinct and all previously learned skills. **There is a mandatory meeting scheduled before this camping overnight and advance preparations to complete. Please watch the weather reports. We do not cancel for weather.

Who: Registered Adult Girl Scouts, who have completed Troop Camping I and II, Certified Troop Camper or the “New” Troop Camping.
Fee: $25.00, includes food and handouts
Additional Notes: Deadline is 3 weeks (21 days) before the class. Please use the Training Registration Form to register for this training.
Minimum: 10 participants, Maximum: 20 participants
Outdoor Education in Girl Scouting is the resource for this training which can be purchased in the Girl Scout Shops. It is highly recommended that each troop have a copy of this resource.
  Please refer to the GSESC Calendar for training dates.

 

Pre-meeting Schedule: **Wednesday March 27th from 6PM to 9PM at the Charleston Service Center


If you have any questions concerning training events, please call Michaela Watts, Director of Adult Leadership Enhancement, at 843-552-9910 ext 2390, or at michaelawatts@girlscoutsesc.org.