Older Girl Training Calendar 2014

Older Girl Training Registration Information

  • Advance class registration is required for all classes. Only registered members of Girl Scouts may attend.
  • If a class indicates it has a prerequisite, you must take the prerequisite class first.
  • If you register online, at the completion of the process, save or print a copy of your registration request for your records. This copy is not confirmation that you are accepted into the class.
  • If you have not received your confirmation packet within 21 days prior to the class date, follow up with council registration at (800) 322-4475 to ensure that you are registered for the class and have the correct course location, time, etc. as these may change. Email confirmations may be screened out by your spam filter. Check your junk or spam mail folder if you have not received confirmation 21 days before the scheduled course date. Our email training confirmation notices come from onlinereg@girlscoutshcc.org. Please make sure this is on your approved email address list.
  • Registration must be submitted at least 15 calendar days before the training course in order to receive an information packet in a timely manner. Late registrants may need to request an information packet be sent via email in order to receive course information prior to the training date.
  • Please do not send fees with the registration form. A course bill will be sent to you, along with the course information packet.
  • Upon receiving the bill, you will have 15 calendar days from the date on the bill to pay for the course. If payment is not received within 15 calendar days, you may be DROPPED from the course.
  • If you decide not to attend a class but do not cancel, you are responsible for paying the course fee.
  • If a course is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. Sometimes the waiting list will not clear until a few days before the course date. You may need computer access to receive the information packet via email for timely delivery. PLEASE NOTE: If a course does not meet the minimum number of participants, then the course will be cancelled. Only those who are registered for a course will be notified of class cancellation, changes in times or location, or other important information. Please register in advance for all courses.
  • Any requests to cancel your attendance in a class or to receive a refund must be received by the council office 15 days prior to the class date. You may email your request to cancel@girlscoutshcc.org. After hours, you may leave a message in the general mailbox at (800) 322-4475. You may also fax a written cancellation note to (916) 452-9182. If you do not cancel 15 days prior to the class date, you may be responsible for course fees.
  • Financial assistance is available for some training courses. Financial assistance is limited and is based on need. Please return the financial assistance request with your training registration form to the Sacramento Program Center.

Questions?

For more information, please call the council office at 1-800-322-4475 or 916-452-9181. Or, email us at info@girlscoutshcc.org


Do you like to plan out your whole year? The classes in this calendar can be found here for the whole year. Any classes that are added during the year will be added to this calendar. Sign up for these classes individually.

 

Day Camp Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

Prepare yourself to mentor younger girls in a day camp setting as you build skills toward becoming a camp counselor. Training will cover topics from positive behavior management techniques to new games and songs to share with your campers. In addition to attending this training, you must also work with younger girls over the course of a day camp session to complete your award.
Fee: $10 per girl
Grades: 9-12

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Saturday

4/5/2014

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Woodland Cabin

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Saturday

4/6/2014

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tracy Cabin

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Program Aide Training Opportunities

Are you interested in leadership, helping out at Girl Scout events and being a role model? Program Aide training will help you become a confident, effective leader and will teach you skills for working with younger troops and groups. All girls in grades 7 and above are invited to attend Program Aide Training to become ready to serve as a mentor to younger girls in several settings including troops, day camps, council events, and service unit events. 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. See your Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for details on award requirements.

In order to earn a Program Aide pin you must:

  1. Earn a Leader in Action (LiA) Award by working with a group of Girl Scout Brownies who are completing a Girl Scout Brownie Journey. It is recommended that girls complete LiA awards during 6th grade. See the Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for requirements.
  2.  Have completed 6th grade (if you have earned a LiA award, you may attend PA training in your 6th grade year, beginning with April classes.)
  3. Complete Program Aide Training
  4. Work directly with younger girls over six (6) activity sessions. Sessions might be in a troop meeting, at a day camp, or during a council or service unit event.
  5. To receive your pin, submit a Program Aide Log showing documentation of your sessions to your service unit’s Program Aide Coordinator, or to the Older Girl Training Specialist at the Girl Scout office.

 

Program Aide Training

In Program Aide Training you will learn about the role of the Program Aide, get tips on working with younger girls, and learn techniques you can use when you teach anything: songs, games, crafts, science activities, etc. Who: Girls, who have completed grade 6 and above.
Fee: $7.00 per girl

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Saturday

3/29/2014

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sacramento

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Saturday

4/12/2014

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

El Dorado Hills

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Monday

4/28/2014

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Modesto Area

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Saturday

5/3/2014

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sacramento

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Saturday

5/24/2014

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Modesto

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Sunday

6/8/2014

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Elk Grove

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Saturday

6/14/2014

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Yuba City

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Leadership in Action

Find all the details about earning the LiA Awards in the Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and the adult How To Guides for the Journeys. Ask your Girl Scout Cadette advisor to look in her How To Guide for the Journey your Cadette troop is using. The MEdia guide provides the LiA requirements for helping Brownies on the A World of Girls Journey. The Breathe guide contains the requirements for the Girl Scout Brownie WOW! Wonders of Water Journey LiA Award. The aMAZE! guide does not contain the requirements for the Brownie Quest LiA Award, but they can be found on www.girlscouts.org, the GSUSA website. Check the Program Events Calendar for opportunities to prepare to serve as a LiA.

Volunteer-In-Training: V.I.T. Award

Check the Senior and Ambassador Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books for the requirements for this award.  The second requirement is completion of a council designed leadership course. In Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, this course is called Leadership Essentials, and it’s available online. If you have any questions about the training for this award, you can contact the Older Girl Training Specialist at the council office.

Take Action Award Training for Girls AND Adults

This class is specifically designed to prepare you to begin work on your Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award. You will learn about the award criteria, required paperwork and award deadlines. You might even get some great project ideas! Before taking this class you should have completed a Girl Scout Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Journey.

Fee: $5.00

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Tuesday

4/8/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Carmichael

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Tuesday

5/6/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lodi

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Monday

5/12/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Merced

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Tuesday

6/17/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

El Dorado Hills

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Sunday

7/13/2014

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sacramento

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Wednesday

7/30/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Auburn

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Saturday

8/9/2014

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Modesto

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Wednesday

8/13/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rosemont

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Monday

8/18/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Elk Grove

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Saturday

8/30/2014

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Sacramento

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Wednesday

9/10/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Roseville

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Saturday

9/20/2014

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Angel's Camp

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Monday

9/29/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sacramento

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Trip Planning

Want to travel? You won’t want to miss this training! In Trip Planning, you will learn how to work with adults to plan and carry out trips of all types, lengths, and destinations. You will also learn about money-earning policies, emergency procedures, where to stay, budgeting, and resource tips. This class is required for adults, and highly recommended for girls, in troops/groups planning trips of three nights or more or traveling distances greater than 250 miles one way from home. You must attend this training with an adult planning partner. Adults register through the Adult Education Guide. The last portion of the class will concentrate on international travel.
Who: Girls, grade 6 and older
Fee: $5.00 per person

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Thursday

4/3/2014

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Roseville

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Prepare 2B Ready

This class is for girls only! 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. This course is required for girls planning an event for their Girl Scout Silver Award or Girl Scout Gold Award project.
Who: Girls, grade 6 and above
Fee: $5.00 per girl

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Saturday

4/26/2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Davis

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Saturday

5/10/2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sacramento

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First Aid and CPR

This course is designed to expand your awareness of accident prevention, as well as teach you first aid and CPR skills. You DO NOT have to take this course from Girl Scouts Heart of Central California in order to learn basic first aid and CPR. Check with your community to see if an approved provider course is being offered. The basic first aid and CPR training offered by this council is Medic First Aid Pediatric First Aid and CPR. Placement preference will be given to those girls who have submitted the Girl Scout Gold Award Application and/or GSHCC Rose Award Intent form. This training is not open to adults.
Who: Girls, grade 7 and above. Must be at least 12 years of age and able to exert 70 pounds of pressure during CPR training.

Fee: $25.00 per girl

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Saturday

4/12/2014

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Modesto

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Saturday

5/24/2014

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sacramento

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Wilderness First Aid

During this class, you will practice advanced first aid techniques in a wilderness setting including patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, burns, musculoskeletal injuries, and heat and cold injuries. If you or your troop is interested in troop adventure trips such as backpacking or international travel, then bring an adult along and register today!  You need to take CPR certification separately and this class will provide Girl Scout approved advanced first aid certification for circumstances where EMS(Emergency Medical Services) could be more than 30 minutes away. This course will provide American Red Cross Wilderness FIrst Aid certification.

This class satisfies one of the choices in Step 3 of the Ambassador First Aid Badge.

Girls must be 16 or older to attend this class.

Fee: $75

An additional $15 fee is charged to cover meals provided at classes at Fleming Lodge and Camp Menzies

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Sat/Sun

3/29-30/2014

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Woodland

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Waterfront Lifeguard Component

The ARC Basic Lifeguard course is generally offered in the spring in local recreation and park districts or at local colleges and universities and fills quickly, so register early. If you plan to lifeguard at lake, river, or stream environments, you must also take the Waterfront Lifeguard course. Please complete an American Red Cross Basic Lifeguard course in your area or sign up at the course listed below. For more information about water safety and lifeguarding, see Safety Activity Checkpoints.

This lifeguard certification combines basic and waterfront and meets the requirement for guarding at pools (backyard, public, hotel, cruise ship), lakes, and slow-moving streams and rivers. This is a five-day class. Participants must be at least of 16 years of age. Participants must be strong swimmers and  in good physical condition to successfully complete this course.  The primary lifeguard at Girl Scout activities must be age 18 or older.

Fee: $220

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Tue-Fri

6/3-6/2014

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Citrus Heights

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PLUS Sunday, June 15, 7 a.m.–11 a.m.

Introduction to Backpacking

Prerequisite: Prior camping or backpacking experience
Come to this “in town” training and learn the essentials of backpacking. At this training you will learn how to plan, pack, and prepare for your next backpacking trip, and even try your hand at cooking a gourmet meal on a backpacking stove. Discover answers to all your backpacking questions such as: Where do you store your food overnight? How do you filter water? What does “Leave No Trace” mean when backpacking? How do you choose a campsite? And what lightweight fabrics are best to keep you warm and dry? Come prepared to participate in hands-on activities, and dress comfortably. This class is a prerequisite to Beginning Backpacking.

Who: Girls, grade 7 and above
Fee: $13.00 per person

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Saturday

4/26/2014

8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Sacramento

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Beginning Backpacking

Prerequisite: Introduction to Backpacking
Now that you’ve taken Introduction to Backpacking, it’s time to go on your first backpacking trip! You must attend both parts: pre-plan and overnight. Attend the pre-session to plan the menus and share equipment with your patrol. Learn about traveling on durable surfaces and how to avoid and prevent encounters with wildlife on the trail. Find out which backpack frame is best for you. Learn how to plan, and prepare for a moderate hike with gentle elevation change. During the weekend trip you will practice the principles of Leave No Trace. Location of the trip will be announced at the mandatory pre-session.
Who: Girls, entering grade 7 and above
Fee: $20.00 per person. Registration for the pre-plan places you in the overnight portion as well.

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Sat

5/31/2014

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sacramento

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Sat/Sun

6/21/2014

6:30 a.m. Sat. -
3:30 p.m. Sun.

TBD

 

 

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Prerequisite: Camping experience
This 16 hour overnight will provide you all you need to know to become a Leave No Trace trainer and be able to teach younger girls how they can protect the environment while doing outdoor activities. You will learn fun activities to teach others and receive training on each of the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Each participant will be asked to make a 20 minute presentation on a Leave No Trace topic of their choice. All meals and camping site fees are included in the cost of the class. This class is open to both girls and adults, adults register through the Adult Education Guide.
Who: Girls, grade 9 and older
Fee: $25.00 per girl

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Archery Training

Participants will receive USA Archery Basic Instructor certification, which is valid for three years. This course meets Safety Activity Checkpoints requirements for adult supervision of archery activities. Course enrollment is a maximum of 12 participants. Girl Scouts aged 16 and older may register for this class. Non-members pay an additional fee.
Fee $35.00

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Saturday

5/10/2014

 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sacramento

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Saturday

09/27/2014

 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Elk Grove

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