Adult Education Guide

Register for all GSCCS trainings and events at 



•  Complete Training Registration Form (Being Updated)(PDF).

•  Registration for training must be received one week prior to the scheduled training date.

•  Registration forms may be submitted in one of the following ways:

-In Person or by mail to: GSCCS, 1377 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711.

-In Person or by mail to: GSCCS, 1831 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304.

-Fax your completed registration to: (559) 291-5079.
(INCLUDE Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express information requested on registration form.)

For more information call: (800) 490-8653, Ext. 200

Procedures and time lines for training:


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. For additional information, please contact the Training Department at or (800) 490-8653 ext. 200.

New Leader Orientation (NLO)
This webinar focuses on your volunteer position, reviews Volunteer Essentials, Girl Scouts of Central California South’s Policy and Procedures and information for starting a troop. All adults serving in leadership positions in Troops must complete orientation prior to their first meeting with the girls. Requires one (1) hour of your time (must be taken on a computer that can play videos). Click here for video. Cost: Free

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.
Go to *required of all volunteers. Cost: Free

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. Cost: $5.00

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. Cost: $5.00

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. Cost: $25.00

Trip Planning Training
This home study class is required prior to taking your Troop on any overnight experience. Learn how to work with girls and adults to plan, carry out and evaluate day trips or overnight sleepovers (not camping). Contact the Training Department at or (800) 490-8653 ext. 200 to request the home study course. Cost: Free

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.
Cost: $20.00

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 Training Department at (800) 490-8653 ext. 200 or for an appointment. Cost: $5.00

Event Planning
This class is required for volunteers running events for a Service Unit or events where participants will include members of more than one Troop including Day Camps and 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. Cost: $10.00

GSUSA Online Orientation – Recommended prior to New Leader Orientation,


•  Password: aboutGS101 (case sensitive)

The easy-to-use Girl Scouting 101 introduces new volunteers to Girl Scouts’ inspiring national leadership experience, from Journey resources and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to cookie sales, safety guidelines, and much more. Spend about 45-50 minutes learning online-whenever you can fit it into your day.

Training Locations:

Fresno Area
Fresno Council Office:    1377 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711
Heald College:    255 W. Bullard Ave., Fresno, CA 93711
Letterman Park:    908 Villa Ave, Clovis, CA 93612 (North of W. Barstow)
First Baptist Church:    2025 Grant Street, Selma, CA 93662

Kern Area
Bakersfield Council Office:    1831 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93611

Hanford Area
St. Brigid’s Youth Center:    319 N. Harris Hanford, CA 93230
Hanford Scout House:    506 N. Dauty Hanford, CA 93230

Visalia Area
Visalia Boy Scout Office:    230 NW 3rd , Visalia, CA 93291
Visalia Friendship House:    921 W. School Ave, Visalia, CA 93291

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