Upcoming Courses for November and December
Leadership Essentials & Train In
Girl Scouting 201 and 301
Adult and Child First Aid / CPR / AED
Basic Camping
New - Darkness to Light® Stewards of Children
American Red Cross Small Craft Safety
Leisure Learning Weekend
New - Leave No Trace Trainer Course
Songs & Games
Fall Conference
Cookie Rookie Training
eBudde Training
Sage Mobile Swiper Training
Future Adult Learning Courses

Leadership Essentials

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For all volunteer positions working directly with girls.

 

This session will give adult volunteers who work directly with girls the tools to: explain practices to help manage a group of girls while providing a safe experience; understand the Promise and the Law; lay out a typical meeting; describe the importance of all of the components of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and utilize Journeys and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting in all aspects of girl led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning.

 

You will learn more ideas for helping girls plan and make decisions, tips for customizing journeys and badges to meet your girl's Interest, plus fun ways for girls to reflect on their Girl Scout experiences.

 

Prerequisites:

1) Completion of GSUSA's Girl Scouting 101 Online introduction to Girl Scouting.

2) Volunteer Orientation (face-to-face review of Volunteer Essentials).

Bring: Lunch or Snack, Volunteer Essentials and any one (of the three) Journeys, Adult Guide, and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for your age level.

Capacity: Minimum 5/Maximum 25

Course Fee: None

 

Leadership Essentials

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOC.REGIS DEADLINE
LE410110/30/13Wed6 - 9 pmRegional Service Center (BR) - Program Center10/28
LE440911/5/13Tue6 - 9 pm Council Headquarters (N0)-Training Center10/30
LE410211/6/13Wed9:30 am - 12:30 pmRegional Service Center (BR) - Program Center11/4
LE441012/5/13Thur6 - 9 pmCouncil Headquarters (N0)-Training Center11/22

 

 

Click here to register online.

 

"TRAIN IN" Sessions - Includes two leadership courses + First Aid/CPR/AED in one day!

 

* Volunteer Orientation

* Leadership Essentials

* First Aid/CPR/AED

  

Prerequisites: 

1) Completion of GSUSA's Girl Scouting 101 Online introduction to Girl Scouting.

 

Course Fee: $40 (for First Aid/CPR/AED portion; must be paid at time of registration 

  

 

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOCATIONREGISTRATION DEADLINE
TR420111/2/13Sat8 am Orientation

9 am Leadership Essentials

12 - 1 pm Break (bring sack lunch)

1 - 5 pm First Aid/CPR/AED 
Scout Hut, Peltier Park, Thibodaux10/25

 

 Click here to register online.

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Girl Scouting 201 - Daisy, Brownie, Junior

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New volunteers should complete this session within 90 days of starting the troop/group meetings. Experienced volunteers should complete this course every three years.

 

This face-to-face group session is for volunteers who work with younger Girl Scouts and reviews the latest GSUSA program resources: Leadership Journeys and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting and reinforcing all aspects of girl ledlearning by doing, and cooperative learning into your troop/group's experience.

 

Course Fee: None

 

Girl Scouting 201

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOC.REGIS DEADLINE
GS420310/29/13Tue6 - 8 pm Council Headquarters, Training Center (NO)10/23

 

Click here to register online.

 

 

Girl Scouting 301 - Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

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New volunteers should complete this session within 90 days of starting the troop/group meetings. Experienced volunteers should complete this course every three years.

 

This face-to-face group session is for volunteers who work with older Girl Scouts and reviews the latest GSUSA program resources: Leadership Journeys and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting and reinforcing all aspects of girl ledlearning by doing, and cooperative learning into your troop/group's experience.
 
Course Fee: None 
 

Girl Scouting 301

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOCATIONREGISTRATION DEADLINE
GS430311/5/13Tue6 - 8 pmCouncil Headquarters, Training Center (NO)
10/30

 

Click here to register online.

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Adult and Child First Aid / CPR / AED

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For all registered Girl Scout adults and girls (ages 15 and up) needing certification as a Level I First Aider.

 

Girl Scout Troops participating in a day outing need to have a Level I First Aider. The certification to become a Level 1 First Aider consists of hands-on, lecture and visual information on performing first aid, CPR, and AED skills for adults and children. Other emergency situations, such as choking, stroke, and breathing difficulties are also covered. Participants must successfully demonstrate skills and pass a written exam to receive certification.

  

To ensure more volunteers have access to health and safety training, Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross have formed a national partnership.  All of our First Aid and CPR courses will now include AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training as well.  If you are already certified, please be assured Girl Scouts recognizes both American Heart and

American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications.  Both agencies provide certification that is valid for (2) years from the date of the course.
 

 

Note: Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors cannot serve as First Aiders for a troop. The following healthcare providers may serve as Level 1 or 2 First Aiders and are exempt from taking the course: physician, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, paramedic, military medic, and emergency medical technician.

 

Course Fee: $40 per person which includes course materials


Capacity:
 Minimum 5/Maximum 10

 

Adult and Child First Aid / CPR / AED

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOC.REGIS DEADLINE
RC410311/7/13Thur5 - 9 pmRegional Service Center, Baton Rouge10/23
RC440211/12/13Tue5 - 9 pmCouncil Headquarters (NO)-Training Center10/30
RC410412/3/13Tue5 - 9 pmRegional Service Center, Baton Rouge11/20
RC440312/12/13Thur5 - 9 pmCouncil Headquarters (NO)-Training Center11/27
RC430212/15/13Sun1:30 - 5:30 pmTBD, Covington/Mandeville area 11/27

 

 

Click here to register online.

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Basic Camping 

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For all registered and screened adult volunteers taking a troop/group on a day or overnight camping and/or outdoor cooking experience.  

 

Course topics include health and safety considerations for camping with groups, group dynamics in the out-of-doors, progression, program and environmental activities, outdoor skills (including safety, fire building, outdoor cooking methods, knife skills, cleaning and care of campsites, etc.) and minimal impact camping. Click here for more information. 

 

Course Fee: $10

 

 

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOC.REGIS DEADLINE
BC410211/16 - 11/17/13Sat-Sun9 am Sat -   12 pm SunCamp Whispering Pines10/30
BC430512/14 - 12/15/13Sat-Sun9 am Sat - 12 pm SunCamp Whispering Pines12/4
     

Click here to register online.

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NEW -  Darkness to Light Stewards of Children
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Note: Volunteers should complete this course every 3 years

A revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult's job. The program is designed for organizations that serve children and youth and offers training on the 7 Steps for Protecting Children from sexual abuse. 

Course Fee: $5 per person

Capacity: Minimum 5/Maximum 24 

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOC.REGIS DEADLINE
DL410211/14/13Thur6 - 8 pmRegional Service Center, Baton Rouge11/6
DL410312/10/13Tue6 - 8 pmRegional Service Center, Baton Rouge12/2

 

 Click here to register online.  

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American Red Cross Small Craft Safety
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For Girl Scout volunteers and girls age 15 and older.

Perfect your canoeing skills while learning rescue and teaching skills for water activities. This three-year certification allows you to oversee canoeing activities without the need of a lifeguard.

Prerequisite: Intermediate canoeing skills. Pre-course reading assignment.

Course Fee: $35

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOC.REGIS DEADLINE
SC430211/22 - 11/23/13Fri - Sat6 pm Fri -
6 pm Sat

Camp Whispering Pines

11/8

 

 Click here to register online.  

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Leisure Learning Weekend
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For registered Girl Scout volunteers and alumnae

Whether you are a seasoned volunteer looking to brush up on skills, a new volunteer looking to network and enhance your knowledge, or a Girl Scout Alumna who wants to reconnect with camp and make new friends, we invite you to join us for an exciting weekend. Workshop topics vary, but may include: Archery, Free Time, Canoeing, Ceremonies, Girl Scouting 201, Girl Scouting 301, Experimental and Outdoor Cooking Camp Tours, Leave No Trace, Letterboxing, Self-skillz, Swaps and

Crafts,Songs and Games, High Ropes and Challenge Course
 
Fee Levels: $40 Weekend pass (access to all workshops + four meals), $20 Saturday-only pass (access to Saturday workshops + two meals), $10 "1 + 1" Deal (one workshop + one meal; meal based on workshop schedule
 
Capacity: Minimum 25/Maximum 120

 

NO.DATEDAYTIMELOC.REGIS DEADLINE
Not applicable11/15 - 11/17/13Fri - Sun6:30 pm Fri - 12:30 pm SunCamp Whispering Pines

Extended to 10/30

 

 Click here to download registration form. 

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New - Leave No Trace Trainer Course 

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This course assists participants in learning more about minimal impact camping using the seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT).  Participants will learn the concept of LNT and how to facilitate LNT curriculum in a variety of settings.  Successful completion of the course provides certification for participants to teach LNT techniques and ethics to peers, children, friends, family, and communities as a LNT Awareness Workshop Facilitator.


Note: Not trained in Basic Camping? No problem!  Start your training weekend early with the Basic Camping pre-course session on Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m. If you will be attending the pre-course session, please let us know when you register.   

 

Course Fee: $45 per person 

 

Capacity: Minimum 10/Maximum 20

  

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DAY
TIME
LOC.
REGIS DEADLINE
NT430112/7 - 12/8/13Sat - Sun9 am Sat - 12 pm SunCamp Whispering Pines, Independence11/20

  
 

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Songs & Games

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Learn a few games to help the members of your troop get to know each other better and work as a team. This enrichment workshop will include Girl Scout songs used in ceremonies along with fun ones to sing on a hike or in the car heading to an outing. (You might want to bring a tape recorder). 

 
Course Fee: None

 

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DAY
TIME
LOC.
REGIS DEADLINE
SG440211/19/13Tue6 - 8 pm Council Headquarters (NO) 11/6
SG440312/10/13Tue6-8 pmCouncil Headquarters (NO)11/27

  
 

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Fall Conference (Sessions cover Service Unit Cookie Training, Service Unit Administrator, Recruiter/Organizer, GSLE Coach/Consultant/ Facilitator, Planning Service Unit Campouts, Planning Large Event and Regional Events)

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The fall conference is being offered to give Service Unit Team members the opportunity, to complete, in one day, required trainings that will help make Girl Scouting in your local area successful.
 
Fall Conference Fee: $10, and includes a bagel/muffin breakfast, as well as lunch, featuring keynote speaker WAFB-TV News Anchor Donna Britt.

  

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DATE
DAY
TIME
LOC.
REGIS DEADLINE
 N/A11/9/13Sat8:30 - 8:55 am Check In

9 -9:20 Welcome

9:30 - 11:15 am Session 1

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (Keynote Speaker Donna Britt)

12:45 - 2:30 pm Session 2 
Clarion Inn
1500 Highway 30, Gonzales, LA 70737 
 11/7

  
 

 Click here to for additional information and to register.

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Cookie Rookie Training

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An information introduction to the Cookie Program for first time participants. Designed to give volunteers the tools needed for a successful cookie program. This training will also prepare leaders to train parents and general knowledge of eBudde. Questions, please call, Alisha Moore at 504-733-8220, ext. 2241 or amoore@gsle.org.

 
Course Fee: None

 

NO.
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DAY
TIME
LOC.
REGIS DEADLINE
CRAL0112/3/13Tue6 - 8 pm Council Headquarters (NO) 12/2
CRAL0212/5/13Thur6 - 8 pmRegional Service Center (BR)12/2

  
 

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eBudde Training

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eBudde is a volunteer's cookie command center. Come join the Product Program team as we go over how to order cookies and incentives (rewards) as well as the booth selection process and much more!

 

Course is limited to 25 participants per session. Walk-ins will be asked to leave due to space limitations. Questions, please call, Alisha Moore at 504-733-8220, ext. 2241 or amoore@gsle.org.

 
Course Fee: None

 

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TIME
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EBU10012/7/13Sat9 am - 3 pmSouthern University of Baton Rouge, John B. Cade Library, Room 22412/5
EBU10112/14/13Sat12 - 2 pmAlgiers Regional Library12/12

  
 

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Sage Mobile Swiper Training

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This learning session will teach you how to convert your smart phone or tablet into a highly secure and convenient credit card terminal. Girl Scouts Louisiana East and Sage mobile payments have partnered to bring this technology to your troop's cookie booth!

 

Questions, please call, Alisha Moore at 504-733-8220, ext. 2241 or amoore@gsle.org.

 
Course Fee: None

  

NO.
DATE
DAY
TIME
LOC.
REGIS DEADLINE
SMS10012/17/13Tue6 - 8 pmCouncil Headquarters (NO)12/13
SMS10112/19/13Thur6 - 8 pmRegional Service Center (BR)12/13

  
 

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Future Adult Learning Courses 

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Click here to see additional trainings being offered later in the year.

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Please be courteous to our Council Facilitators' and complete a registration form, before the deadline, for ALL Adult Learning sessions. Also ensure that any session/course fees are paid when registering. The session facilitator will ask for your confirmation, please print confirmation and bring with you to your class. If you do not have your printed confirmation and are not on the roster you will be asked to reschedule for a later date!

 

Also, please notify GSLE at least 24 hours before the class if you are not going to attend - payments will not be transferred or refunded unless we receive prior notification of your cancellation! 

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