Calling all volunteers! Join us for our first Leader “Low” Down training weekend. Come out to Camp Liberty in New Liberty, Iowa, on Saturday, November 10 for a full day of training opportunities. Choose from breakout sessions on different tips and tricks to match your interests and background. Volunteers make our time-tested program possible, and we are so excited to get all of our passionate leaders together for a weekend of learning, sharing, and fun!
Get a sneak peak of some of the sessions featured during this impactful weekend! Both new and seasoned volunteers will find sessions that peak their interest.
STEM activities can be intimidating for volunteers with a limited background in this field, but STEM is actually fun and exciting for all ages (including adults)! Leaders and volunteers will learn how to incorporate the new STEM badges and journeys into their troop activities using simple items that can be found around the house. When you learn right alongside your girls, you’re teaching them that discovering new skills is a life-long process.
Your girls are taking action to make the world a better place and you need the knowledge to help them make achievements in Girl Scouts. In this session, volunteers will learn how they can help lead girls through the steps and requirements necessary to earn the prestigious Bronze (grades 4-5), Silver (grades 6-8), and Gold (grades 9-12) Awards.
Let’s explore! Whether you have Daisies who want to visit a museum in a nearby town or Ambassadors who want to go backpacking in Europe, travel is a fun opportunity for Girl Scouts to investigate the world. We will cover how to help your girls plan a trip and ideas for places to visit.
Cut down on the planning time and get back to having fun with your troop! Get an in-depth training on the Volunteer Toolkit and have all the plans for your year in Girl Scouts at your fingertips.
Any troop planning an overnight activity needs to have adult volunteers with overnight readiness training, a prerequisite to camp skills. This is a great opportunity to become certified so when your girls start planning new adventures, you will be ready to help them accomplish their ideas.
Troops leaders looking to enhance their outdoor skills and take their troop camping should attend this session. Volunteers will gain the skills and resources needed to help their troop plan an outdoor program. The session will include information on how to create a safety plan and basic age-level-appropriate activities, as well as how to build a fire and cook outdoors.
First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
For a small additional fee, you can become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, another requirement for overnight adventures. This session will require a little homework before attending the leader training weekend because it is a blended learning session with online and hands-on training through the Red Cross.
Do you have a passion for the outdoors and want to enhance your repertoire of skills? This is your opportunity to meet the requirements to become a certified facilitator for archery, low ropes, and the climbing wall. Not only will your girls benefit from your advanced outdoor skills, but you can share your knowledge with other Girl Scouts at weekend camp events.
Plus, there will be even more sessions on fun activities like geocaching and Girl Scout traditions!
The Leader “Low” Down is a great opportunity to meet volunteers from across the council and learn new techniques for helping girls discover their full, magnificent potential. All leaders are encouraged to come out to the training weekend early on Friday, November 9, in the evening for a fun campout. We will have camp activities and a bonfire under the stars ready for everyone who comes early.