How to register for a course.
This course introduces new volunteers to Girl Scouts.
How to access Girl Scouting 101
Link to Girl Scouting 101
Explore the Volunteer Essentials Resource Guide and Safety Activity Checkpoints and discover how to conduct Girl Scout activities safely. Register on CORA to receive the link via email.
Safety Activity Checkpoints
Discover how to start a Girl Scout troop with this step by step course. Learn about the resources available to assist you while working with girls and information on managing troop funds.
Time: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Girl Scouting 101, Safety Essentials, and Getting Started
This course teaches the three keys of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and demonstrates how to use resources to support and deliver the Girl Scout Program. Register on CORA!
Cost: $8 - All In One Day Course $25/person - All In One Overnight with Girls
Time: 11 hours
Prerequisites: Must be a currently registered Girl Scout member who has completed the application and background check processes and Safety Essentials (#3100).
This course must be completed by at least one adult (not necessarily the troop leader) before a troop can go camping. It is the troop's camp-certified adult's responsibility to attend pre-camp preparatory meetings with the girls. The adult helps the girls prepare for the camping experience and then accompanies them on the camping trip.
The Troop Camp Certification series includes:
* Prestudy Workbook: This home study course is sent when you register for Planning and Prep.
* Planning and Prep Course: This course walks you through the planning process for camping, overnights, and adventures outside the meeting place. It shows you how to facilitate the girls doing their own planning.
* Outdoor Skills Course: This course teaches all the outdoor skill sets you need to learn (and teaches you how to facilitate your girls learning those skill sets) to go camping.
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Troop Camp Certification is offered in a variety of formats:
* You can take Planning and Prep and Outdoor Skills as split sessions
* You can take Planning and Prep and Outdoor Skills as an all-in-one day course
* You can take Planning and Prep and Outdoor Skills as an all-in-one overnight course with girls
NOTE: The all-in-one overnight with girls format is a learning experience for adults and girls to learn the skills necessary for camping. It is a unique way of teaching this class, and is not intended to be a PROGRAM. The troop camp learning experience is critical for the adult who will be in charge of a camping trip, therefore it is REQUIRED that the girls who attend with adults to this class are ready for this experience. Girls must be able to be independent of their adults at times during this course.
Because this is an adult class that girls can attend there is a minimum number of girls to adults- 1 adult for four (4) girls. ALL adults who attend must be registered Girl Scouts and have completed the volunteer application and background check. All adults are expected to complete the prerequisites and participate in the entire course.
The American Red Cross Health & Safety services has undergone a centralization of their processes and procedures to better service their clients in a streamlined fashion. During this transition, the American Red Cross Health & Safety services web-based courses are temporarily disabled in order to begin loading the newest scientific curriculum into the online learning. The release of their new web-based courses will be available shortly after the new year.
At this time Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland has suspended all blended learning courses until the American Red Cross online program is available again.
If you are currently registered for a class including the blended learning option from American Red Cross, you will individually be contacted regarding your options.
This is a traditional classroom course including CPR and First Aid (7 TCH). One day courses or split session courses are available.The series includes all courses required for certification as a First Aider for Girl Scout activities.
To help you in deciding which course best suits your need please refer to the following table:
| American Red Cross
|| American Heart Association
| CPR & First AId
|| CPR & First Aid
| Time Investment: 7 hours
|| Time Investment: 7 hours
| Cost: $30 (books: $10)
|| Cost: $15 (books $15)
| Recertification: CPR- Every 2 Years
|| Recertification: CPR-Every 2 Years
| First Aid- Every 2 Years
First Aid- Every 2 Years