Register for all GSCCS trainings and events at www.girlscoutsccs.org/full-calendar/
• Complete Training Registration Form (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
GSUSA Online Orientation – Recommended prior to New Leader Orientation,
• Password: discover
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.
New Leader Orientation – Required prior to first troop meeting, schedule after Volunteer Application is approved. This face to face meeting with a Council representative (volunteer or staff member) focuses on your volunteer position, reviews Volunteer Essentials and Girl Scouts of Central California South’s Policy and Procedures. Contact your Membership Department at (800) 490-8653 for more information on scheduling Orientation.
Leadership Essentials Online – Recommended prior to Leadership Essentials (LE1), (Leaders and Co-Leaders)
• Password: discover
Leadership Essentials (LE1) – 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, lay out a typical meeting and describe the importance of all of the components of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This training is required for all new leaders, co-leaders and assistant leaders within three (3) months of appointment. Volunteers MUST attend New Leader Orientation prior to attending this class.
Program Level Essentials (LE2) - This session will give adult volunteers who work directly with girls the tools to utilize Journeys and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting in all aspects of girl led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning. Complete within six months after Volunteer Application is approved or troop moves up to the next program level (Leaders and Co-Leaders).
Trip Planning Essentials - Learn how to work with girls and adults to plan, carry out and evaluate day trips, overnight sleepovers at a home, school, church or hotel. This class is offered face to face or as a take home study course and covers budgeting, safety requirements, emergency procedures, transportation, equipment, insurance and other essential information needed for overnight trips. Required for all meetings outside of your regular meeting place. (one adult per troop).
First Aid/CPR - This training consists of hands-on, lecture and visual information on administering CPR and first aid to adults and children. Required if your trip is more than15 minutes away from emergency response, see Safety Activity Checkpoints for additional requirements.(one adult per troop).
Outdoor Training A & B – Learn the basics of camping, outdoor skills, outdoor cooking and how to work with your Troop to plan a really great trip. This training includes an evening pre-meeting class (part A) and a full day of outdoor fun! Complete both part A & B prior to a troop camping trip and/or cooking over an open flame (one adult per troop).
Extended Trip – Troop leaders will learn the requirements for extended trip travel, insurance, finances and forms. Complete prior to any trip lasting longer than 72 hours or an international trip.
Facilitating Adult Learning – Previously known as “Train the Trainer.” Required to become a Volunteer Council Trainer.
Safety & Risk Management – Required for Service Unit Events and Day/Twilight Camps.
Day Camp Administration – Required in addition to Safety & Risk Management to run a Day/Twilight Camp.
Enrichment Trainings – Girl Scouts of Central California South offers a variety of adult learning enrichment opportunities to provide new knowledge and skills that you can apply to your own Troop/group. We encourage Troop Leaders to participate in as much of this extra type of training as possible, and go back to your Troops and share the fun. Sign-up to not only enhance your experience but increase the quality of the program for the girls you serve
Volunteer Carousel/Faire– This annual event is a fun day of learning and networking. There will be a wide variety of workshops to enrich your leadership experience, including hands on activities, crafts, songs and more.
GSCCS, Headquarters in Fresno: 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
GSCCS, Headquarters in Bakersfield: 1831 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93611
St. Bridgids Youth Center: 319 N. Harris Hanford, CA 9320
Visalia Boy Scout Office: 230 NW 3rd , Visalia, CA 93291
Visalia Friendship House: 921 W. School Ave, Visalia, CA 93291