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Girl Training

Now there's a new way to find out what training sessions are available for girls. Click the icon below to access our new online calendar for all council programs, trainings and events. There's a separate tab for each.

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Some helpful hints:

  • The deadline for registration is generally two calendar weeks prior to the session or as noted.
  • Register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Minimum course size is 10 unless otherwise noted. If the minimum is not reached by the registration deadline, the course may be canceled and you will be notified by telephone or email. Every effort will be made to place registrants in another course.
  • Confirmations with location will be mailed once registration has been processed.
  • Registrations received less than two weeks before an event are not eligible for refunds.
  • Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors who have completed the GSUSA Program Aide core training or Volunteer-in-Training I may attend adult trainings in order to become proficient in a particular topic.

Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to call us at 401.331.4500 or 800.331.0149 or at registration@gssne.org should you have any questions.

Backpacking 201
This hands-on training is to teach backpacking (hiking to a backpacking location with all your gear on your back and then camp out). Volunteers will learn about "leave no trace" camping principles, how to cook on a backpacking stove, water purification techniques, food safety and storage, sanitation basics, selection of a three-point camp site and experience carrying a 25-35 pound pack on a two-mile hike. Training is for adults and Ambassadors in grades 11 and 12 with accompanying adult. The $50.00 fee covers classroom sessions, manual and site rental and food for the overnight.

Pre-requisites: Physically fit to carry a 25-35 pound pack for two miles. Training: GSSNE Outdoor Day, GSSNE Troop Camp Training, GSSNE CIT 1, VIT 1, Hiking series or equivalent.
Recommended: GSSNE Cooking on the Fly workshop and First Aid/CPR.
If you have questions, contact Charlotte Markey, Outdoor Program Specialist at 401-331-4500 x1419.

*May 20, 2015 & June 3, 2015 - classroom sessions at GSSNE Office, 500 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Overnight is June 6-7, 2015 at Arcadia Management Area, Exeter, RI.

Go for Gold/Strive for Silver
This workshop focuses on the current requirements for the Gold and Silver Awards. Please note that girls, their parents, and adult leaders may register for this workshop. When registering, please indicate whether you are pursuing the Gold Award or Silver Award.

*Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ GSSNE Office, 500 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI from 6:30-8:30pm

*Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ Camp Hoffman (French Dining Hall), 2850 Ministerial Road, West Kingston, RI from 2:30-4:30pm