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Supplemental Training

Supplemental Trainings are offered to train specific skills for guiding girls on a variety of topics. 

Select a supplemental training topic below to learn more:

Ceremonies & Recognitions Training

Adult Learning (Training) is recommended for Troop/Group Volunteers wishing to mentor girls in traditional and modern Girl Scout Ceremonies & Recognitions.

By the end of Ceremonies & Recognitions Training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Basics of Girl Scout Ceremonies
  • Understand Different Types of Ceremonies
  • Help Girls Plan their Ceremony
  • Open and Close Ceremonies
  • Guide Flag Ceremonies
  • Guide Investiture and Rededication Ceremonies
  • Guide Bridging Ceremonies
  • Guide Girl Scout’s Own Ceremony 

  Register now for upcoming Ceremonies & Recognitions trainings.

First Aid/CPR (Level 1) 2 Year Certification Training

First Aid/CPR (Level 1) - 2 year Certification

First Aid/CPR for infant/child and adult (Level 1) is required for at least one (1) adult registered and background screened volunteer per troop.

For training at a GSOC Program Center, register at www.surefirecpr.com/gsoc (use promo code: GSOC)

First Aid/CPR Certification from outside organizations, such as REI, American Red Cross and American Heart Association are acceptable. Email a copy of your certification to CustomerCare@GirlScoutsOC.org

By the end of First Aid/CPR Certification, you will be able to:

  • Perform Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Attend to Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Understand Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Use Basic First Aid

GSOC Policies and Standards 2011 p. 8 states:

SafetyWise: First-Aiders are needed for physically demanding activities and other activities involving a potential for injury (Safety-Wise, p. 36).

POLICY:                   

A Girl Scout First-Aider is an adult who has completed Girl Scouts of Orange County approved first aid training. There are two levels of first-aid care for Girl Scouts.

All trips outside the United States, including Mexico, require a Level II First-Aider.

The First-Aider must never administer any medication to girls without written instructions by the parent or guardian. This includes all prescription and over-the-counter drugs, topicals and ointments. Medications must be in their original containers.

STANDARD:           

First-Aid Level I Training is required for the primary First-Aider present at Girl Scout Activities such as programs, events, camping for up to two nights within emergency response time of 15 minutes or for less than 200 participants, and day camp events for less than 500 participants.

First-aid Level II training is required for the primary First-Aider for resident camp, core camp, family camp, events with more than 500 participants, camping for 3 plus nights, camping events with over 200 participants, or any activity that requires special safety equipment.

The following health care providers may also serve as First-Aiders Level I or Level II: physician, physician’s assistant, registered nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner, military medic or emergency medical technician. 

  Register now for an upcoming First-Aid/CPR Training.

First Aid (Level 2: Wilderness First Aid Training) 2 Year Certification

First Aid Level II (Wilderness First Aid Training) – 2 year Certification

First Aid/CPR for infant/child and adult (Level 1) is required for at least one (1) adult registered and background screened volunteer per troop.

Designed for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. (RedCross.org)

Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification.

By the end of First Aid Level II (Wilderness First Aid Training), you will understand how to attend to:

  • Primary and Secondary Assessments
  • Head/Brain, Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection

First Aid Level II (Wilderness First Aid Training) from outside organizations, such as REI, American Red Cross and American Heart Association are acceptable. Email a copy of your certification to CustomerCare@GirlScoutsOC.org

GSOC Policies and Standards 2011 p. 8 states:

SafetyWise: First-Aiders are needed for physically demanding activities and other activities involving a potential for injury (Safety-Wise, p. 36).

POLICY:                   

A Girl Scout First-Aider is an adult who has completed Girl Scouts of Orange County approved first aid training. There are two levels of first-aid care for Girl Scouts.

All trips outside the United States, including Mexico, require a Level II First-Aider.

The First-Aider must never administer any medication to girls without written instructions by the parent or guardian. This includes all prescription and over-the-counter drugs, topicals and ointments. Medications must be in their original containers.

STANDARD:           

First-Aid Level I Training is required for the primary First-Aider present at Girl Scout Activities such as programs, events, camping for up to two nights within emergency response time of 15 minutes or for less than 200 participants, and day camp events for less than 500 participants.

First-aid Level II training is required for the primary First-Aider for resident camp, core camp, family camp, events with more than 500 participants, camping for 3 plus nights, camping events with over 200 participants, or any activity that requires special safety equipment.

The following health care providers may also serve as First-Aiders Level I or Level II: physician, physician’s assistant, registered nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner, military medic or emergency medical technician. 

  Register now for an upcoming First-Aid/CPR Training.

Knots and Lashing Training

Adult Learning (Training) recommended for Troop/Group Volunteers wishing to learn knots and lashing skills.

Tie ALL of the most useful knots used in Girl Scouting including overhand, square knot, bowline, larks head, clove hitch, and sheep shank. Participants will learn skills and activities useful in teaching girls how to use knots for lashing building. Skills strongly recommended for events like Junior Jam, Cadette-o-Rama or GAM, or for those who simply want to show their girls new skills!

Suggested Items to Bring: 

  •  Pocket knife, non-locking blade type

By the end of Knots & Lashing Training, you will be able to:

  • Tie ALL of the most useful knots used in Girl Scouting including overhand, square knot, bowline, larks head, clove hitch, and sheep shank
  • Learn skills and activities useful in teaching girls how to use knots for lashing building
  • Confidently attend events like Junior Jam, Cadette-o-Rama or GAM and teach their girls new skills!

  Register now for an upcoming Knots and Lashing Training.

Maps and Compass Training

Adult Learning (Training) is recommended for Troop/Group Volunteers wishing to learn the basics of reading a map & following a compass.

Learn the basics for reading a map and following a compass. Participants will learn skills and activities useful in teaching girls how to read maps and navigate using a compass. Skills strongly recommended for events like Junior Jam, Cadette-o-Rama or GAM, or for those who simply want to show their girls new skills!

Suggested Items to Bring: 

  •  Liquid filled base plate compass with lanyard

By the end of Maps & Compass Training, you will be able to:

  • Discover the basics for reading a map and following a compass
  • Learn skills and activities useful in teaching girls how to read maps and navigate using a compass
  • Confidently attend events like Junior Jam, Cadette-o-Rama or GAM and teach their girls new skills!

  Register now for an upcoming Maps and Compass Training.

Planning Large Events Training

Planning Large Events training is for any volunteer who is running an event for their Service Unit, a group of troops (over 4) or Council-wide. A large event is broadly defined as any event organized by Girl Scouts generally for Girl Scouts. This training is also helpful for Service Unit Team members who are assisting in the coordinator of Service Unit events.

This is a required training to run a large event and completion of this training will be posted on the GSOC training records.

  Register now for an upcoming Planning Large Events Training.

Songs and Games Training

Adult Learning (Training) is recommenced for Troop/Group Volunteers wishing to learn more about leading girls in creative songs and games.

By the end of Songs & Games Training, you will be able to:

  • Discover traditional and modern Girl Scout songs and games with one of our spirited and knowledgeable volunteer trainers.

  Register now for an upcoming Songs and Games Training.

 

SWAPs Training

Adult Learning (Training) is recommenced for Troop/Group Volunteers wishing to learn more about leading girls in creative SWAPS.

SWAPS: Special Whatyamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere

Learn traditional and modern Girl Scout SWAPS and gather for fun, song, and friendship making. Each SWAP reflects a memory of a special event or Girl Scout sister. You don’t want to miss the perfect way to meet one another and promote friendships.

View SWAPS Flyer

By the end of SWAPS Training, you will be able to:

  • Create a “Functional SWAP”
  • Learn age appropriate SWAPS
  • Design and recycle techniques “Use our resources wisely”
  • Discover Traditional SWAPS 

  Register now for an upcoming SWAPs Training.