If your troop wants to go hiking or have an outdoor cookout, or they
want to go on an overnight campout, at least one participating adult
troop volunteer must complete GSMW’s Outdoor Trainings. The first step
in the training is available through gsLearn. The second part of the
training is an in-person Outdoor Cookout Training. The gsLearn
portion will allow a volunteer to take their girls on short day hikes
and outdoor excursions. The in-person Outdoor Cookout Training allows
troops to campout, cookout, and have campfires.
To keep training current and to maintain updates to policies,
ethics, traditions, and procedures, volunteers must complete the
gsLearn and Outdoor Cookout Training every three years.
Keep in mind that each outdoor trip requires the presence of at least
one First Aid and CPR trained adult. And every outdoor trip taking
your group more than 30 minutes away from access to emergency medical
services requires the presence of an adult trained in Wilderness First
Aid and CPR.
Access gsLearn to get started now!
The Outdoor Training videos and questionnaires are located in
gsLearn. Once you are logged in to gsLearn, just search for the
learning path: GSMW Outdoor Training and begin your
courses! There are 6 video based courses and 1 manual based course
with knowledge checks along the way.
Have questions about how to access gsLearn?
the My Account Tip Sheet: gsLearn for more
information. The manual will be accessible through gsLearn or you can
download it below.
Download the Outdoor Training Manual
GSMW offers the in-person “Outdoor Cookout
Training” throughout the year, usually in the spring, and often
through GSMW’s summer troop camps. Once the in-person portion is
complete, you'll go back to gsLearn to complete the final course. This
will help GSMW keep an accurate record of who’s certified so we can
approve troop trip requests.
Are you Interested in participating in an outdoor cookout
Your regional Membership Experience Manager
(MEM) may be available to provide this training from April 15th - June
30th. Please fill out the Outdoor Cookout Training Request
Form and your MEM will reach out to you with options.
A minimum of six volunteers is needed to make this training
successful. If you need help finding interested volunteers, we will
be more than happy to help!
Are you interested in being an Outdoor Trainer?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and list
qualifications, location, and contact information.