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Adult Training

Are you unsure of how to use the Journey program within your Troop?  Are you interested in learning outdoor cooking skills?

Girl Scouts of Central California South offer courses throughout our Council jurisdiction to provide leaders and volunteers with the necessary skills to provide the best program opportunities for girls. Learn to work with your girls to create a year full of fun while they grow into leaders of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

See our training calendar (update coming soon) for upcoming trainings and register online on our program calendar.

Girl Scouts of Central California South offers many adult learning opportunities.  Knowledgeable and skilled volunteers have the ability to offer the highest quality programming for girls while staying safe and having fun at the same time.  A list of the offered classes can be found below. Click on each title for a description of the class. 

For additional information, please contact the Customer Care at or (800) 490-8653 ext. 215

New Leader Orientation (NLO)

This webinar focuses on information and steps that leaders need to take prior to the first troop meeting with the girls using the new training platform, GsLearn.  

Girl Scouting 101 (English or Spanish) (GS101)

This course provides an overview to the Girl Scout organization, resources and support available to volunteers, the Girl Scout Mission, Promise and Law, and an overview of the Girl Scout program for girls. Spend about 45-50 minutes learning online-whenever you can fit it into your day. 

Basic Leadership Training (BLT)

This session will give adult volunteers who work directly with girls the tools to manage a group of girls while providing a safe experience, understand the Promise and the Law, plan a typical meeting and describe the importance of all of the components of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This training is required for all Leaders and Co-Leaders within three (3) months of appointment. Participants MUST attend New Leader Orientation prior to attending this class. 

Program, Badges and Journeys (PB&J)

This session provides information to help you partner with your girls develop a quality program filled with badges and journeys. This training is required for all new Leaders and Co-Leaders within six (6) months of appointment and current Leaders bridging to next age level. 

First Aid / CPR Training (Level I)

This basic level is for the adult acting as the first aider for most troop activities (see Safety Activity Checkpoints) and is valid for two years through Medic First Aid. This training consists of hands-on, lecture and visual information on administering CPR and first aid to adults, children and infants.  

Trip Planning Training

This home study class is required prior to taking your Troop on any overnight experience, outside Council jurisdiction, over three hours of travel time, or any high-risk activity (see Safety Activity Checkpoints).  Learn how to work with girls and adults to plan, carry out and evaluate day trips or overnight sleepovers (not camping). Contact Customer Care at or (800) 490-8653 ext. 215 to request the home study course. 

Outdoor Training (Part A & Part B)

This training covers budgeting, meal and equipment planning, outdoor cooking, equipment selection and set up, outdoor activity ideas, outdoor skills, and troop government in an outdoor setting. This class consists of two parts: a pre-plan session (part A) where you will work with other participants to plan meals and equipment, and a full day of outdoor fun! Outdoor Training is mandatory for Troops taking an overnight outdoor trip and/or cooking outdoors with girls.  

Extended Trip Planning

This is a required course for Leaders taking their Troops on trips over 72 hours and/or international trips.  You will learn the requirements for extended trip travel, insurance, finances and forms.  Each course is held upon request; contact the Customer Care at (800) 490-8653 ext. 215 or for an appointment.  

Event Planning Training

This class is required for volunteers running events for a Service Unit or events where participants will include members of more than one Troop, such as Service Unit events. Learn the logistics of planning, promoting, delivering and evaluating an event, as well as effective techniques for recruiting and working with a committee. It is STRONGLY recommended that more than one person from each Service Unit be trained.  

Camp Director Training

This class is required for volunteers running camps such as Service Unit Day Camps or overnight campouts, where participants will include members of more than one Troop. Comprehensive training on all aspects of the camp operation, including methods of managing camp operations, program scheduling and resources, staff organization, recruiting and training camp staff, and health and safety protection.  Prerequisites:  Event Planning Training