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O.W.L. Flight School

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Date:
Sat May 19, 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Location:
Touch of Nature Environment Center Map
Grades:
6-12
Category:
Volunteer Training
Level:
Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Region:
Southwest
Girl Fee:
*See Description for Individual Workshop Prices
 

Greetings Girl Scout Leaders and Future Leaders,

Outdoor awareness is becoming more important than ever.  So we wanted to take the time to host a training day for the most important members of Girl Scouts… you!  That is why we have created our Outdoor “Weekend” for Learning (OWL) Flight School.  We are excited to say that over the last few years, we have had requests from our girl members to come and join in on the trainings and outdoor fun.

Girl members looking to attend this training day must be a Cadette, Senior or Ambassador.  For our water based training girls must be 16 years old for the certificate to be valid.  These trainings are designed for Girl Scouts who have taken or will be soon taking their PA, LIA, or CIT I or CIT II.  We are proud to invite our older girls to join in and become part of the OWLete outdoor certified team.

Feel free to sign up for as many trainings as you want and need. The price for the entire day is up to you and how many workshops you sign up for. If you have questions feel free to contact Customer Care at customercare@gsofsi.org or 1-800-345-6858. 

Saturday Workshops

First Aid / CPR / AED
8:00-11:00 a.m.
Cost: $28 

This course is required for at least one adult in the troop for any activities which take place away from the regular meeting site. It is best to have multiple adults trained in case the leader cannot attend all events. The price for this course is $28 and includes a 2 year certification, student first aid kit and ready reference material.  Please add $5 for non-members.

Canoeing Flat Water
9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Cost: $25 

This course provides information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to small craft emergencies on lakes. This course will prepare you for non-swimming rescues for water emergencies, self-rescue skills and how to teach basic flat-water paddling strokes.  Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 25 yards with/without wearing a life jacket and tread water for one minute. Participants must be able to paddle a canoe forward, backward, and in a circle to pass course. Please bring a sack lunch.

Knots
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Cost: FREE              

During this session, you will be trained how to teach individuals proper basic knots and lashing that will come in handy during wilderness excursions.  Types of knots covered will include overhand, square, bowline, clove hitch, and taut-line hitch.

GPS Training
9:45-10:45 a.m. | 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Cost: $5                                

This session will prepare participants to utilize the council-owned GPS equipment with girls while camping.  The participants will have the opportunity to operate and navigate with the equipment.

Fire Building
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE                              

Since the dawn of time people have been amazed by fire.  Come out and learn some simple secrets to fire building.  You will learn Leave No Trace tips to create a low-impact fire along with the different types of fire.  By the end, you too will be able to join the one-match fire club.

Orienteering
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE                                

Long for the old days where you could rely on a good old map and compass to help you guide your way home?  Well don’t get lost on your way to this workshop.  We will cover how the parts of a map and compass, how to shoot bearings, and how to teach orienteering to others.

Archery / Sling Shots
9:45-10:45 a.m. | 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE           

This course provides archery and slingshots training on care and use of equipment and safety guidelines for those who wish to become certified to provide archery sessions for Girl Scout groups at camp. This certification is good for 3 years.

Leave No Trace
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE                     

Gain a complete understanding of the seven Leave No Trace principles and how they can be applied not only in camping, but day to day life. The activities and discussion provided in this session will help you learn how to teach our youth to better appreciate the world around us, and have fun doing it!

Advanced Outdoor Cooking: Pie Iron or Dutch Oven
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 each

Participants will learn advanced outdoor cooking skills using either a box oven, Dutch oven, or propane stove.   Choose the method you would like to learn more about.  Recipes will include a hearty entrée, side dish, and dessert.

 

Registration Deadline: 5/7/2018