leadership training

You’ve participated in Girl Scout programs and slept over at summer camp. Now you’re ready for a bigger role, leading younger girls, making your voice heard in the Girl Scout organization, and developing your leadership skills. Girl Scouts offer a number of programs that give you practical work experience you can use in the future.

Camp Opportunities

Counselor in Training
Get an introduction to the camp world seen through the eyes of a Camp Counselor at Counselor in Training and Counselor in Training II. These programs offered during summer camp sessions gives girls a chance to begin developing their skills as a future camp staff member and learn to facilitate camp activities, work with younger campers, develop camp program ideas. Girls that participate in CIT I will earn a First Aid/CPR certification. Visit our Camp Listings page to learn more about these programs and when they are offered.

Wrangler in Training
Wrangler in Training and Wrangler in Training II gives girls the chance to work behind the scenes at the Camp Conowingo stables with our horse staff. Wranglers-in-Training must have previous horse experience in riding and horse care. You must have documented experience to apply. Girls in the WIT II program WIT will work directly with the horse staff in every aspect of the horse program including horse maintenance, teaching and giving input on the program itself. Visit our Camp Listings page to learn more about these programs and when they are offered.

Council Governance Opportunities

Girls have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scout Council governance by becoming a Council Delegate. Council Delegates are elected/selected by the association to serve a term of one year. A Delegate is responsible for representing their association at the Annual Meeting, Association Forums, and all special delegate meetings. A Delegate can initiate and influence change within the Girl Scout Council. For more information about this opportunity, contact your Service Unit Manager.

Training for Girls

Baby sitter training
Girls can learn everything a babysitter needs to know. Girls will earn their certificate for baby-sitting and be ready to be skilled babysitters. Visit our events calendar to find out when this training is offered.

CPR/First Aid
Girls can learn everything they need to know about First Aid/ CPR. Girls will earn their First Aid and CPR certification. Girls who need to be re-certified may also attend this session. Visit our events calendar to find out when this training is offered.

Volunteer in Training
Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can learn to teach and lead younger Girl Scouts at Leader in Training. Girls will learn leadership and organizational skills, with emphasis on the importance of participation, responsibility and Girl Scout traditions in a safe and fun environment. Visit our events calendar to find out when this training is offered.

Girl Scout Cadette Program Aide
Any girl who is registered as a Cadette Girl Scout who has completed grade six is eligible to take this course. Each girl who desires to become a Program Aide is required to complete Program Aide training. This leadership workshop will train girls in the basic aspects of becoming a Program Aide (responsibilities of leadership, Girl Scout basics, growth and development, the group process, etc). This training is to be taken prior to taking the Outdoor Program Aide training (if applicable). These trainings were developed by the Program Department at GSCM based on GSUSA guidelines.

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