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Training

Whether you are a brand new leader or a seasoned volunteer with Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri we have a wide variety of training courses available to help you learn and develop your own skills. Training is offered through online courses or in-person training courses in order to help find the style that best fits your needs. 

Online Training

Want to learn more from the comfort of your own home? Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri's online training options allow you to train at your own pace!

After completing any of the tutorials below, you will be redirected to a certificate of completion (pdf). Make sure to print it out and save a copy.

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New Leader Prep Series Online Courses

Completing this series ensures that troop leaders and assistant leaders are confident and competent at leading G.I.R.L.’s.  The New Troop Leader Prep Series is comprised three essential courses. At least one leader or assistant leader in your troop must complete the New Leader Prep Series within 90 days of beginning your role. 

PART 1

New Troop Leader Training is designed to help troop volunteers become comfortable in their new role by providing an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the basic structure of a troop meeting and examples of proactive planning. 

PART 2

This course offers all the information and tips you need when opening a troop bank account, building your troop treasury and completing the Troop Year-End Report.

PART 3

This training content helps troop leaders guide Girl Scouts through developmental stages and provide them with the best Girl Scout Leadership Experience possible, based on age-appropriate interests, abilities and needs. Choose the grade level most relevant to your troop.

 

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Additional Online Courses
  • Introduction to Eastern Missouri Camps
    This course provides a virtual tour of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s camp properties, the awesome activities available at each camp and what you need to do to take your girls camping!

  • Introduction to Fall Product
    Are you a new Troop Leader or new to selling Fall Product? Learn the basics of selling Fall Product in this introductory course. 
  • Troop Fall Product Manager 
    This training content helps prepare new and returning Troop Fall Product Managers for the 2018 Fall Product Program.

  • Troop Cookie Manager 
    This training content helps prepare new and returning Troop Cookie Managers for the 2019 Cookie Program.
  • Bronze Award
    The course will guide you through the essential information you need to lead and advise your troop successfully to earning their Girl Scout Bronze Award. 

  • Silver Award
    The course will guide you through the essential information you need to lead and advise your troop successfully to earning their Girl Scout Silver Award.
  • Troop Camping 101
    Know the basics of taking your troop camping. This is a prerequisite for any Troop Camp Course.

For Adult Education questions, email Shaun Lindhoff or contact the Answer Center.  

In-Person Training

A wide variety of training courses are offered through the year across the Eastern Missouri region.  For a full list of the upcoming courses refer to our Lead and Learn publication.

Registering for a training is simple. Adult members can either register online or by contacting the Answer Center. Training courses are usually open to Senior and Ambassador Scouts if they register through the Answer Center.

Most trainings are free for Adult Volunteers. Scholarships are available.

New Leader Prep Series

New Troop Leader Training
New Troop Leader Training is designed to help troop volunteers become comfortable in their new role. This training provides an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the basic structure of a troop meeting and examples of how proactive planning and useful resources will ensure troop success.

Grade Level Trainings
The content helps troop leaders guide Girl Scouts through developmental stages and provide them the best Girl Scout Leadership Experience possible, based on age-appropriate interests, abilities and needs.

Troop Money Management
This course offers all the information and tips you need when opening a troop bank account, building your troop treasury and completing the Troop Year-End Report.

Core Curriculum

Basic Knots and Hitches
Discover the skills for creating three knots and three hitches, and determine which types are most suitable for specific situations.

Event Planning
Learn tips for planning troop, neighborhood or district events that will make the experience easier and more enjoyable for girls and adults.

Girl Scout Ceremonies
Troop volunteers learn how to incorporate ceremonies into their troop meetings and commemorate troop accomplishments.

It’s Your Journey – Map It!
Learn how themes are developed throughout the Journey and prepare materials to implement a Journey with your troop.

Troop Trips
Learn council’s troop trip policies and procedures, steps to planning a troop trip, and tips for choosing a destination.

Camp Certifications

Troop Camp
Troop Camp Certification courses ensure adult volunteers know how to plan a troop camping experience that everyone will enjoy.

Archery
Beginning Oct. 1, 2018, this three-year certification is required for troop volunteers who wish to deliver archery program to girls on or off GSEM properties.

American Red Cross Safety Courses
Participants who successfully complete this course receive certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, AED/CPR, and Wilderness and Remote First Aid. Price depends on training course.

Cooking for Crowds at Camp
Participants learn policies and procedures for cleaning the facilities and equipment, and how to care for dining hall appliances. At least one adult volunteer is required to have this certification to use a dining hall kitchen at any GSEM camp. 

Aquatics Courses

Basic Water Rescue
Learn the skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to many types of aquatic emergencies. This is a three-year certification.

Small Craft Safety: Canoeing
Basic safety guidelines for canoeing and flat-water paddling strokes. This is a three-year certification.

Small Craft Safety: Sailing
Basic safety guidelines for sailing, rigging a sailboat, sailing maneuvers. This is a three-year certification.

Small Craft Safety: Moving Water
Basic safety guidelines for canoeing on a river, basic moving water paddling strokes, self-rescue and non-swimming rescues for aquatic emergencies.  This is a three-year certification.

Lifeguarding
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards, valid for two years.

Orientations

Orientation for Camp Supervisors
Participants learn how to effectively communicate with Council staff and campers, coordinate camp program activates and follow Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri policies and procedures.

Orientation for Anheuser-Busch Nature Center Guides (F.R.O.G.s)
After completing this course, volunteers will be a Friendly Resource Options Guides (F.R.O.G.s). This certification provides volunteers with the knowledge they need to access and use A-B Nature Center supplies.

Orientation for Council Trainers
This certification provides volunteers with the knowledge they need to plan and deliver quality adult education courses using resources approved by Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

Orientation for Day Camp Directors
Learn the responsibilities of your position by reviewing policies, procedures and best practices associated with running a Day Camp.

Orientation for Day Camp Business Managers
Volunteers learn policies, procedures and best practices related to managing Day Camp finances and receive hands-on experience with Day Camp paperwork.

Orientation for Delegates to the Representative Assembly
In this course you will learn about the responsibilities, policies, and procedures for delegates, as well as the rules of parliamentary procedure.

Orientation for Neighborhood Managers
Participants will learn techniques for recruiting and retaining Neighborhood Service Team members, discover how to use conflict-resolution strategies to promote productive communication and learn how to plan and lead Neighborhood Association meetings.

Orientation for Outdoor Adventure Course (OAC) Trainer Workshop
Become a certified OAC Trainer and lead girls through the Camp Tuckaho Outdoor Adventure Course.

Troop Training Tuesdays

Troop Volunteers are welcome to join us at the Girl Scout Service Center (2300 Ball Drive) for Troop Training Tuesdays beginning in September.

Every Tuesday at 11 am and 6 pm we will offer New Leader Prep courses. No need to register ahead of time. Just drop in!

Each course will last about two hours. So, bring a snack and drink and we’ll see you there! Questions? Email Shaun Lindhoff or call 314.400.4628.

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Square Readers
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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is proud to offer the use of Square readers at Product Program booths. Troops using the Square reader report increases in booth sales when they are able to accept credit and debit card payments. 

To get started using a Square reader for your Troop’s booth please carefully read and complete the Terms of Agreement for Square Readers below.  Within two business days you will receive an invitation email from Square and an instructional email from GSEM to complete the Square set up process.

If you used a Square reader for a Fall Product or Cookie booth in previous years your current Square username and password is still valid and your account is current for use during the 2018 membership year.

Terms Agreement for Square Readers (Submit online)
OR
Terms Agreement for Square Readers (PDF to print and mail)