GS301A Outdoor Training
GS301a 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: 301a Outdoor Education Planning Session (online or in-person), group meal planning assignment using Google Docs, a homework assignment, and 301b Outdoor Education Overnight Session weekend camping trip. Both 301a and 301b must be taken in the same training season (fall or spring). Attendance for the entire weekend is required during the 301b overnight session. The 301a Planning session is a prerequisite for the 301b Overnight 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 301a OE Planning session is available as an in-person or online training; 301b 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. 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 Outdoor 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 301a OE Planning session.
Participants may attend as individuals only.
Registration Opens: 10/17/2016
Registration Closes: 4/21/2017
To Register: Register Online in eBiz or send Training Registration and fee to:
Debra Giles, Reservations Specialist
Girl Scouts of VA Skyline
3663 Peters Creek Road, NW
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 777-5108 or (800) 542-5905 ext. 108
Questions? Ann Miller, (540) 586-0770, email@example.com