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GS301B Outdoor Ed Overnight Training

Sat Apr 21, 10:00 AM - Sun Apr 22, 11:00 AM
Sugar Hollow Program Center, Crozet
Volunteer Girl Training
Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast

Outdoor Education is a training that teaches volunteers the Girl Scout camping methods and how to teach these methods to their girls. Outdoor Education is required for volunteers who will be participating in any camping activities with their troop or group including: packing gear, pitching tents, planning menus, cooking over a fire/portable stove/grill for any daytime outdoor camping experience or staying overnight at camp. To be Outdoor Education trained, volunteers must complete the entire Outdoor Education course which includes:

  • • GS301A Outdoor Education Planning Session (online or in-person)
  • • Group meal planning assignment using Google Docs
  • • A homework assignment
  • • and GS301B Outdoor Education Overnight Session weekend camping trip

Both GS301A and GS301B must be taken in the same training season (fall or spring). Attendance for the entire weekend is required during the GS301B overnight session. The GS301A session is a prerequisite for the GS301B session and must be completed three weeks before the overnight to allow sufficient time for communication with the council trainer and overnight patrol to complete assigned pre-weekend preparation homework and menu planning. The GS301A session is available as an in-person or online training; GS301B OE Overnight session is an in-person only training. To attend in-person training sessions, registration is required through eBiz or through the council registrar. To enroll in the online course, go to If the maximum is reached for the overnight session, we will register only two adults per troop for the course. Volunteers will need a pocket knife and #10 can (a large metal can) for the GS301B overnight weekend session. Participants should bring pen, paper, and health history (# 2072) form, and homework assignment to the overnight. Additional items needed for the overnight session will be shared during the GS301A session. 

Participants may attend as individuals only.

Cost: $20
Min/Max: 5/25
Registration Opens: 2/1/18
Registration Closes: 3/24/18
To Register: Register Online in eBiz or or click the 'register now' button above (registration coming soon!)

Questions? Amo Merritt, 540-987-8431,