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Take a Ride on the Red Line
100’s: New Leader Fundamentals
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Course TR101: Girl Scouting 101
Easy-to-use Girl Scouting 101 introduces new volunteers to Girl Scouts’ inspiring national Leadership experience, from Journey resources and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to cookie sales, safety guidelines, and much more. Spend about 45–50 minutes learning online—whenever you can fit it into your day.
Prerequisites: None. Required of all Girl Scout volunteers. Available only as an online course.
Course TR102: Troop Leadership Basics
Provides Troop Leaders and Assistant Leaders with basic information about how to get started with their troop. Includes identifying resources, planning to meet with girls & parents, paperwork, & enlisting support.
Prerequisites: Red Line Course TR101. GS Troop Leaders must take this course prior to meeting with girls for the first time. Approximately 2.5 hours in length. Available on the Training Calendar or at the local SU level from the Troop Leadership Basics Coach.
Course TR103: Girl Scouts on the Go
Introduces the concepts of girl readiness and progression as it relates to group outings and overnights. Provides a review of GSUSA and GSNETX safety policies and procedures for adult-girl ratios, Low Risk Activity Approval forms, transportation, etc.
Prerequisites: Red Line Courses TR101, TR102. This course should be taken before short duration travel or overnight trips and is a prerequisite for Green Line Course TR103 Basic Troop Camping Certification. Approximately 1 hr in length. Available as a home study or online effective Oct. 1.
Take a Ride on the Blue Line
200’s: Leadership Enrichment
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Course TR201: PB & J Workshop (Proficiency Badges & Journeys)
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is comprised of two distinct components: the journeys, which develop girls’ leadership ability through the three leadership keys (discover, connect, and take action), and proficiency badges, which build girls’ topic-specific skills. Journey awards provide a 360-degree view of a topic while a proficiency badge zeros in on something specific. Together they complement each other like peanut butter and jelly. This experiential workshop will help you make your own particular flavor of the PBJ sandwich.
Prerequisites: Red Line Courses TR101, TR102. Recommended within 6 months of meeting with girls. Approximately 2.5 hours in length.
Course TR202: Program Grade Level Adventures (Daisy – Senior/Ambassador)
Provides Girl Scout Troop Leaders grade level specific information on behavioral characteristics, how to involve girls in decision-making, program and resources available. Introduces games, songs, ceremonies for the grade level.
: Girl Scout Daisy Adventures
: Girl Scout Brownie Adventures
: Girl Scout Junior Adventures
: Girl Scout Cadette Adventures
: Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Adventures
Prerequisites: Red Line Courses TR101, TR102. Recommended within 6 months of meeting with girls. Approximately 2.5 hours in length. Available on the Training Calendar or as a home study.
Course TR203: Inspiring Action
Build a better understanding of the “Take Action” component of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Investigate the difference between short term community service projects and projects that have a sustainable impact. Learn how to better partner with girls in order to challenge and empower them to make the world a better place.
Recommended for Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Leaders prior to taking higher award workshops. Prerequisites: Red Line Courses TR101 & TR102. Approximately 3 hrs in length.
Take a Ride on the Green Line
300’s: Outdoor Education
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Course TR301: Basic Troop Camp Training
Learn outdoor skills, outdoor program activities, safety factors, and the how-to's of facilitating the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through outdoor education. Upon completion, participants will be certified to Girl Scout Troop camp with girls at GSNETX or non- GSNETX sites with established restrooms and sleeping facilities such as cabins, screened in shelters, and platform tents.
Prerequisites: Red Line Course TR103: Girl Scouts on the Go. Basic TCT should be taken at least 4-6 weeks before camping with girls. $25 fee is due upon registration ($35 if ordering Outdoor Education in Girl Scouting book). This course includes a planning meeting and an outdoor skills day and is approximately 12 hrs total in length. You must attend both sessions in order to receive basic certification. An overnight at a council facility is optional, not required.
Course TR302: On the Road Camping
formerly Advanced Troop Camp Training
Participants will learn advanced cooking and outdoor skills. Upon completion, participants will be certified to Girl Scout Troop camp in pop up tents with girls at GSNETX or non- GSNETX sites with established restroom facilities.
Prerequisite: Green Line Course TR301. $35 fee is due upon registration. This course includes both a planning meeting and an overnight campout in tents. You must attend both sessions in order to receive advanced certification.
Course TR303: Troop Camping Recertification
Reintroduces participants to key safety policies and procedures associated with Girl Scout camping.
Prerequisites: Either Green Line Course TR301 or TR302. In order to enroll in this course, your current Troop Camping Certification must not have expired. This course is only available online. (If you allow your certification to lapse you may retake the in person class to become current again)
Take a Ride on the Orange Line
400’s: Health & Safety
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Course TR401: Heartsavers: First Aid & CPR
Courses are conducted by a certified First Aid & CPR instructor for the American Heart Association. The First Aid course content has been reviewed and meets GSUSA course requirements. The instructor has the appropriate qualifications and is able to provide written certification for First Aid and Adult CPR. (Level 1).
Any Girl Scout volunteer may participate. Parent Volunteers may be the Troop First Aider in lieu of the leader. Fee $55.00, includes all materials and publications.
Fee must be paid at time of online registration or accompany an Adult Education Registration Form. Checks are payable to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Bring: Pencil and paper.
: Please call and cancel your course reservation if you have an infection or cold. This is a timed course that must start on time. Dress comfortably as you will be on the floor.
Course TR402: Protecting Our Girls – GSNETX Online Child Protection Training
Protecting Our Girls is an online training created by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, designed for adults working directly with children as mandated by the Health and Safety Code of the State of Texas for any position involving contact with campers at a youth camp. Our curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Texas Department of Health under course approval #YC11-0060. Many facilities where troops might hold their meetings might also require a child protective training certification, and this course will fill those needs.
This course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. Completion of course and passing examination is required for certification. Certification must be renewed every 2 years. No pre-requisites & no charge.
Take a Ride on the Purple Line
500’s: Higher Awards
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Course TR501: Bronze Award Overview
Introduces adults to the requirements for achieving the Bronze Award in Junior Girl Scouting; includes discussion about the roles and responsibilities, procedures, time table for completion.
Prerequisites: Red Line Course TR101. Blue Line Course TR203: Inspiring Action highly recommended prior. This course is approximately 2 hrs in length.
Course TR502: Silver Award Overview
Introduces adults to the requirements for achieving the Silver Award in Cadette Girl Scouting; includes discussion about the roles and responsibilities, procedures, time table for completion.
Prerequisites: Red Line Course TR101. Blue Line Course TR203: Inspiring Action highly recommended prior. This course is approximately 2.5 hrs in length.
Course TR503: Gold Award Overview
Introduces adults to the requirements for achieving the Gold Award in Cadette Girl Scouting; includes discussion about the roles and responsibilities, procedures, time table for completion.
Prerequisites: Red Line Course TR101. Blue Line Course TR203: Inspiring Action highly recommended prior. This course is approximately 3 hrs in length.
Take a Ride on the Rose Line
600’s: SU Team Training
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: These classes are normally available between April and July. Please check back later for more information.
Course TR601: Service Unit Team Overview
Designed for ALL GSSU team members. Participants will get an overview of the structure and work of the GS Service Unit, what services the service unit provides and what support they should expect. Included as well are the steps of the volunteer development process and resources available.
Course TR602: SU Team - Manager
Designed especially for incoming GS SU Managers, this course will help the individual to identify their strengths and learn to deal effectively with five specific areas of managing: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and monitoring.
Course TR603: SU Team - Recruiter/School Liaison/Troop Organizer
This training is designed for any adult who will support the service unit in organizing troops and developing a recruitment plan for girls and adults in their community. (3 hrs.)
Course TR605: SU Team – Registrar
Designed to outline the technical tasks required to process and transmit the membership registrations and Family Partnership Campaign donations from a GS Service Unit to Council. The Registrar interprets GSUSA membership requirements and registration procedures, and maintains membership registration records for the GS Service Unit.
Course TR606: SU Team - Service Unit Coach
For ALL new and returning SU Coaches, plus Mentors and Troop Consultants. This role has evolved as new leader training has gone online. This workshop will empower and equip you with information, tools, and resources needed to create greater team involvement and strengthen relationships with Troop Leaders. Get a new workshop to facilitate and find out more about our cool 4HER patch program!
Course TR608: SU Team – Adult Recognitions Specialist
Designed for team members who provide support for adult volunteers by promoting training and coordinating efforts to see that adults receive appropriate recognition.
Course TR609: SU Team – Treasurer
Designed for team members who are responsible for finances for the GS Service Unit or for assisting GS Troop Leaders with the finances for GS Troops. Course content includes reporting and policies.
Course TR610: SU Team –Event Coordinator
Designed for team members who organize and coordinate events for GS Troops, this course will help identify the tasks such as paperwork, budgeting, site location and others.
Course TR611: SU Team – Public Relations
Designed for team members who provide support for adult volunteers by promoting Girl Scouts in their community through print and other media. This training is currently only offered at Kick Off.
Course TR612: SU Team – Family Partnership Coordinator
Designed for team members who provide support for adult volunteers by promoting the family partnership giving campaign. This training is currently only offered at Kick Off.
Course TR613: SU Team – Signing Low Risk Activity Approval Forms
Designed for team members who sign activity approval requests. Participants will get information on the purpose of this form and what they should check for to see that the GS Troop leaders are following GSUSA and GSNETX Volunteer Policies, Procedures and Standards.
Course TR614: SU Team – Mediating Conflict
Recommended for ALL SU Team Members. Conflict between people is inevitable. The real issue is how we deal with it. Before we can determine the RIGHT way to deal with conflict - we must clearly identify what is happening and why. This course focuses on techniques for mediating conflict between yourself and another person, as well as mediating conflict between two other individuals. GSNETX polices and the steps to involve staff when escalation is necessary are also covered. Offered as a Home Study.
Course TR615: SU Team – Organizing a SU Campout
Rcommended for ALL SU Team Members. Have you been asked to organize the next Service Unit campout? Are you wondering where to start and how to get others to help you? Where to go, what to charge? A large scale campout of this sort is VERY different from pulling off a 3 hour indoor Service Unit event! Ensure that your weekend will be a success by attending this class and learning some tips and guidelines guaranteed to help your campout run smoothly.
Course TR616: SU Team – Juliette Coordinator Homestudy
Recommended for someone working with girls and their parents/guardian who are not registered with a troop in the service unit. Juliette Girl Scouts are girls in grades 1-12 that have chosen to participate in Girl Scouting independent of a troop, and it is important that they feel supported and connected to the Girl Scout movement within our council and their service unit. Juliette (Individually registered girl) membership is designed to provide an alternate way for girls to participate in Girl Scouts and have a meaningful leadership experience.
Take a Ride on the Black Line
700's: Train the Trainer
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Course TR701: Trainer On Boarding Workshop
Introduces adults to trainer platform skills, adult learning principles and the Adult Education processes of GSNETX. Note: Must submit a Council Facilitator application and be pre-screened prior to enrollment. Course is approximately 5 hrs in length; additional self study and follow up is required.
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