To make sure our volunteers are equipped with all the skills they need to lead girls in outdoor adventures safely, we provide this two-say training opportunity to new volunteers who want to obtain their Leader Qualification, or to volunteers who have been with GirlGuiding for over two years and want to refresh their outdoor essentials knowledge.
This training will happen on a weekend and will cover the Outdoor Essentials on Saturday, and the Camp Training on Sunday.
Day One: Outdoor Essentials
Volunteers who do not have their Leader Qualification will need to complete the Outdoor Essentials Training. This will give them the basics to follow through to the Camp Training the next day.
Outdoor Essentials covers basic outdoor skills, such as a practical hands-on session using a gas cooker safely, outdoor cooking and activities to do in the outdoors. It will also cover how to run safe and fun outdoor programmes.
Day Two: Camp Training
Volunteers who have their Leader Qualification will need to complete the Camp Training to be able to take groups of girls camping.
The Camp Training covers the following modules:
Taking Girls Away Overnight – The first of a series of modules to take your girls camping. After completing this module a Leader can take girls to an overnight event organised by another provider. After an indoor camp assessment, the Leader can run their own indoor camps.
Outdoor Camp Certificate – Completing this overnight module will give you the skills to take your girls camping in tents. After assisting an approved experienced Leader to plan and run a camp you will then plan and run an assessment camp for your girls. Note: A separate kit list will be forwarded closer to the training by the trainers. This is a practical training and trainees will be sleeping in tents and are expected to take part in all activities.
Lightweight Skills (for Lightweight Camp Certificate) – This module covers additional skills if you wish to take your girls lightweight camping, where all equipment is backpacked to the site.
Invitations for training happening around New Zealand will be sent via OGM. If you do not receive an invitation please email: [email protected].