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3/15/2019 11:55 PM
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Birthdate cannot be after 3/23/2006
2124 Fox Hill Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503, US
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Counselor-In-Training Course


Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts, are you ready to learn the skills that can help you become a camp counselor and/or earn your Counselor-In-Training (CIT) I Award? 

This course is required for Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts (entering 9th -12th grade) who wish to mentor younger girls in a camp setting at any Virginia Skyline camp and/or earn their CIT I Award. Additional camp-specific training is required before working with younger girls in a camp setting. 


Girls can pursue their CIT I award and volunteer as a GSVSC youth camp counselor if:


They're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 



They're registered as a Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout


They take this Counselor-in-Training leadership course designed by council

arrow1-right_purple_32 They work with younger girls over the course of a camp session

arrow1-right_purple_32 They take the camp-specific training required before working with younger girls in a camp setting

During the course, girls will learn a variety of outdoor related skills, risk management skills, teaching techniques and leadership skills that will help them thrive as a youth camp counselor. 


At the end of this course, girls should be able to:

  • Describe themselves as leaders in their lives and in the world. Specifically, Counselors-in-Training will compare their leadership roles at camp and away from camp.
  • Define the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and identify the 5 national outcomes. Specifically, Counselors-in Training will be able to name some of the specific benefits Girl Scouting promises and how to lead activities for younger girls that offer “fun with purpose.”
  • Learn how younger girls develop physically and emotionally. Counselors-in-Training will come to understand how the needs, interests, and capabilities of younger girls can change. Counselors-in-Training will be intentional in helping young campers be leaders in their lives.
  • Have an increased ability to manage groups effectively. Counselors-in-Training will begin to think about how they can be leaders at camp as they prepare to lead groups of younger girls.
  • Identify leadership journeys are a key part of the GSLE, that a journey is a coordinated series of activities grouped around a theme, and that each journey is tied to Girl Scouts 5 national outcomes. Specifically, Counselors-in-Training will be able to facilitate journey activities with younger girls, using their creativity to customize for the camp setting.
  • Understand that not only are the activities they facilitate with girls important, but how they engage girls is also important to creating a high-quality GS experience. Specifically, Counselors-in-Training will be able to plan activities that contain at least one of the three girl processes (girl-led, learning-by doing, and cooperative learning).
  • Apply Safety Standards and Safety Activity Checkpoints to activities they facilitate with younger girls and know how to respond to emergency situations.
  • Perform and teach younger girls outdoor skills necessary for thriving in a camp setting.
  • Identify the culture and history of camp life. Specifically, Counselors-in-Training will begin to think about how "fun with purpose" impacts the camp life environment and ultimately its history and culture.
  • Employ all they have learned about themselves as leaders and younger campers so they may facilitate activities aimed at outcomes that provide fun with purpose.

Participants are: Rising Senior (S), Senior (S), Ambassador (A)

Participation level: Participants may attend as individuals only.


Date: Saturday, 3/23/19 - Sunday, 3/24/2019

Time: 10:00 am, Saturday - 12:00 pm, Sunday


Facility: Camp Sac

Location: Camp Sacajawea Program Center 2124 Fox Hill Road, Lynchburg VA 24503

Meeting Room: Troop House

Fee: $35.00

Participants are: Girls

Min/Max: 5/12


Registration Opens: 1/10/2019

Registration Closes: 3/13/2019


NOTE: Girls are to bring a (#2134) permission slip and (#2072) health history form.

Length of Course:  This is a weekend course and attendance for the entire weekend is required.
What to bring: Participants should bring pen and paper.  A complete packing list will be shared once registration closes. 


Participant Questions? Contact or call Customer Care at 540-777-5100

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$35.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
GSVSC Refund Policy: requested refunds are up to the discretion of the council (GSVSC staff) based on individual circumstances. Refunds will not be issued less than 30 days prior to the date of the program, event, camp or training, and will not include any processing fees or unrecoverable program expenses incurred by the organizer(s). Refunds will not be issued for fewer than $5; after applicable refund processing fees. Trips will have their own individual refund policies.