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Troop Camp Training

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Wed Aug 29, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
GSSNE Council Office
Volunteer Training, Outdoor & Camp

Classroom Session: Thursday, August 29, 2018 6:30 - 9:30 PM Council Office, 500 Greenwich Ave. Warwick, RI 02886

Overnight Session:  Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 9, 2018, 1:00 PM- Yurt Unit, Camp Cookie, 116 Long Entry Rd., Chepachet, RI 02814

Cost: $15.00 at registration  - $15.00 in cash at classroom session.

GSSNE provides Troop Camp Training to prepare leaders to take their troops to a lodge, cabin, yurt or platform tent unit at one of our camps or any camp site of choice.  The registration fee is $15.00 and an additional cash payment of $15.00 is due at the classroom session to cover food and supplies for the overnight weekend.  The total cost for the course is $30.00.

The course consists of three parts:

  1. PRELIMINARIES:  An online introduction to camping the Girl Scout way.  A verification form at the end sends a record of the training to the council.  Once registered for the course, you will be sent a link to the site.  In addition, you will be asked to submit an Outdoor Skills Checklist so trainers can determine the skill level of the trainee group.
  2. CLASSROOM SESSION:  A three-hour classroom session gives an introduction to our camp facilities and standards.  Also at this session, the group is divided into patrols, just as a troop would be, and menu selections are made, shopping assignments are given, and program responsibilities assigned.  Each participant brings and additional $15.00 in cash to the training and this becomes the kitty from which food, equipment and supplies are purchased.
  3. OVERNIGHT:  A week-end overnight at a GSSNE camp completes the training.  Participants arrive at 10:00 AM on Saturday and patrols prepare a lunch, dinner, and snack for the group.  The next morning breakfast and lunch patrol responsibilities.  The training ends at 1:00 PM.  Trainings take place in lodge buildings in colder weather and platform tents or yurts in the warmer months.

Volunteers who sign up for the course must complete segments 2 & 3 with the same group and cannot transfer from one training group to another.