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OWL Adult Training

Outdoor Weekend for Learning

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.

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.

Registration links for the workshops below can be found on the Events Calendar. The price for the entire day is up to you and how many workshops you sign up for. 

O.W.L. Flight School

May 19, 2018
Touch of Nature Evironmental Center

Saturday Workshops

First Aid / CPR / AED
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
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.

Knots                 
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                                
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                                 
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                                 
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              
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                           
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
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.

O.W.L. and Owlete

June 8-10, 2018
Camp Butterfly

If you would like to stay the whole weekend, please sign up for overnight. Sleeping placement will be given on a first- come first-serve basis.  All of the units have electricity in the shelters and a fridge that you can store food. Cabins and Cabooses do have electricity for those who may need those type of accommodations.

Friday Night Workshops

First Aid / CPR / AED
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.

Night Hiking                                  
Enchant your troop with the sounds of the night! Learn about some of our famous night time animals and have an opportunity to relax in nature before the big weekend begins.

Sky Scouting                                
Come out to camp a night early and lay under the stars.  We will walk away from the lights and stare into the sky.  We will learn how to use the Sky Scouts, both of which you can later check out from council for your future night time Girl Scout programs.

Saturday Workshops

Canoeing Flat Water
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: They 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.

Knots Workshop                        
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                                
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 Workshop                         
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 Workshop                                        
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 the parts of a map and compass, how to shoot bearings, and how to teach orienteering to others.

Archery / Sling Shots Training                          
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 Workshop                   
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!

Rock Climbing                                                         
Want to experience all that Camp Butterfly has to offer?  Then come on over and visit the rock climbing area.  You will get the chance to strap in and go vertical.  This is not a training, only for fun.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Training           
This course provides information and skills to check out, instruct and use council Stand-Up Paddleboards on lakes. This course will prepare you for inflate, deflate, stand up and paddle.  Prerequisite: Must  be able to swim 25 yards with/without wearing a life jacket and tread water for one minute. Participants must be willing to get wet!

Introduction to Naturalist Badges
This session covering each of the Bugs, Flowers, and Trees badges.  The overview for each badge will include requirements, activities to meet them, and what is included in each kit.  See schedule for each grade level.

Advanced Outdoor Cooking: Pie Iron or Dutch Oven or Propane Stove
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.

Sunday Workshops

Sailboat Training                                       
This course provides information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to sailing emergencies on lakes. This course will prepare you for non-swimming rescues for water emergencies, self-rescue skills and how to teach basic sailing to Girl Scouts.  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 learn knots and sailing techniques to pass course.

Lifeguard Waterfront Module                           
Become a certified waterfront Life Guard through the Red-Cross. During this course, you will learn proper waterfront water entries, assisting victims in the water, how to use a rescue board, and more.  Prerequisite: Participants must have completed an initial Lifeguard certification course and provide a current certification card as proof for the instructor.

Camping Out Supplement                               
If you take knots, fire building, orienteering, Leave No Trace, and outdoor cooking, you can sign up for this course and complete your Camping Out training.  This course will cover the other information that is covered during a Camping Out training.  Prerequisite: Participants must have completed Camping In training.

Deadline to Register is May 28, 2018!

If you have any questions feel free to contact Stephanie Jaros at sjaros@gsofsi.org