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Adult Learning & Training

Getting Started Webinar

 Getting Started Webinar

If you’re looking for more information about Girl Scouts, get all of your questions answered at this live webinar! 

All training webinars begin at 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Alyson Cooper | Register
  • Tuesday, May  14, 2019 | Kelsey Green | Register
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Molly Cornish | Register
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Ashley Hanner | Register
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Sarah Guthrie | Register
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | Kelsey Green | Register
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Sarah Guthrie | Register
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Molly Cornish | Register
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Lisa Bass | Register

For more information on training, please contact the Membership Specialist in your area.

Troop Management Webinar

Troop Management Webinar
This free webinar will cover everything you need to know about how to organize a Girl Scout troop. 

All training webinars begin at 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Alyson Cooper | Register
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Kelsey Green | Register
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Molly Cornish | Register
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Ashley Hanner | Register
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Sarah Guthrie | Register
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019  | Kelsey Green | Register
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Sarah Guthrie | Register
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 |Molly Cornish | Register
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Lisa Bass | Register

For more information on training, please contact the Membership Specialist in your area.

In-person Training

 In-person Training

In-person training is also available. Please email your Membership Services Specialist and provide your name and phone number to register for an in-person training. 

Adult Learning Summit

The 2019 Adult Learning Summit will be held the Friday and Saturday of Encampment at the Palmer Fairgrounds. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Cornish at mcornish@girlscoutsalaska.org

2019 Adult Learning Schedule:
Leading a Multi-Level Troop

Led by: Cheryl Porter and Lori Atuk

Is your troop multi-level, or are you considering becoming a multi-level troop? Are you having a hard time organizing badges and programming across different Girl Scout Levels? Or, are you just curious about how this structure might work? If so, come learn from experienced troop leaders on how to help your multi-level troop succeed! During this session we will cover pros and cons of a multi-level troop, different ways to make it work, and talk through general concerns and questions.

Date & Time: Friday, May 31 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am 

Location: Colony Church

CPR/First Aid Skills Check Off

This course requires registration and prior online coursework. 

Interested in becoming CPR/First Aid Certified? After completing online training and the Skills Check Off you will be certified through the American Heart Association. The cost of the course is $55. Please register by emailing Sarah at redheartservices@gmail.com. Sarah will take payment and provide instructions and steps to complete before the day of the Check Off. Register early – only 9 spots available per session.

Date & Time:

Session 1: Friday, May 31 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 2: Friday, May 31 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: TBD

Troop Travel

Led by: Kim Ballard

Learn about troop travel from an experienced leader who has travelled to Denali, Seward, Japan, and Europe with her troop (and has a trip to New Zealand and Australia in the works!). During this session you will learn about things like budgeting, fundraising, organization, planning, and more!

Date & Time: Friday, May 31 | 10:45 - 11:45 am

Location: Colony Church

Girl Scout Finances

Led by: Jadee Draughn, Finance Director, GSAK 

Learn about the annual troop report, council finances, cookie finances, and council banking guidelines. There will be a Q&A also so that we can answer all your finance questions! 

Date & Time: Friday, May 31 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Location: Colony Church

Meet Our New CEO

Led by: Leslie Ridle, CEO, Girl Scouts of Alaska

This is an open-door meeting to come in and meet the new CEO of Girls Scouts of Alaska. There isn’t an agenda—come share your thoughts and ideas with Leslie or just stop by to say hi and introduce yourself.

Date & Time: Friday, May 31 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Location: Colony Church

Ceremonies and Traditions

Led by: Cindy Littell and Joy Kutz

Come learn Girl Scout ceremonies and traditions from a Girl Scout historian. Topics include: flag ceremonies, bridging, sings & symbols, friendship ashes, and MANY more!  ***Please bring your sit upon!

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1 | 9:30 - 10:30 am 

Location: History Hut

Working with Older Girls

Led by: Sarah Guthrie, Membership Specialist, Girl Scouts of Alaska

Do you lead or volunteer with a troop of Cadettes, Seniors, and Amabassadors? Do you have questions on best practices, new techniques, or keeping your Girl Scouts interested? If so, this is the session for you!

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1 | 10:45 - 11:45 am

Location: Colony Church

Girl-Led Troop

Led by: Anne Kurland

How do you bring out the Go Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, and Leader in every girl in your troop? Let's get together and talk about the strategies that work and the challenges we encounter in our troops. Share your best resources and discover new resources. Be inspired!

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Location: Colony Church

Working with Troop Helpers and Parents

Led by: Shawna Ragan

Learn how to find volunteer Zen within your troop! We will talk about how to delegate tasks and responsibilities to parents and how to get them excited to jump in! This session will help your troop leader life be a little less hectic. 

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Location: Colony Church

 Volunteer Outdoor Resources

Watch these introductory videos to get you thinking about your next girl-led, outdoor adventures! The topics range from setting up a campsite to cleaning up. These six skill-building videos will have girls and volunteers excited about the outdoors!

 Where Can I Receive First Aid/CPR Training?

You can pursue certification through various resources such as local community education, the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council, and the American Heart Association