GS 301 A & B Outdoor Education - All-In-One Weekend Course @ Camp Sacajawea

GS 301 A & B Outdoor Education - All-In-One Weekend Course @ Camp Sacajawea
Registration Begins
Last Day To Register
9/23/2019 11:55 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 10/4/2001
2124 Fox Hill Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503, US
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Before registering for this course, you will need to save a digital copy of your complete #2072 Adult Health History Form to your computer for upload during registration.

You may download a copy here: Health History (2072)



GS 301 A & B Outdoor Education

All-In-One Weekend Pilot Course 


 This is a new pilot course! We have combined the GS 301a Planning Session and the GS 301b Outdoor Education Overnight into one GSVSC Outdoor Education weekend course.


Participants must stay and participate in the entire course to receive their Outdoor Education certification. This course requires a two-night stay (Friday-Sunday).


Using Girl Scout methods, this GSVSC Outdoor Education course will teach volunteers how to progress their troop’s or group’s activities into the outdoors, develop skills to be used and taught to girls, and ensure a positive, fun, and safe outdoor experience. The GSVSC Outdoor Education Course is required before troops or groups cook outdoors, camp out, and adventure out which includes: packing gear, platform/tent camping, campfires, menu planning and cooking outdoors over a campfire, portable stove or grill for any daytime or overnight outdoor camping activity.



Participants are: Adults

Participation Level: Participants may attend as individuals only


Dates of Training: 10/04/19 through 10/06/19 (Friday - Sunday)

Training Start Time: Friday, 6:00 pm

Training End Time: Sunday, 2:00 pm


Facility: Camp Sacajawea Program Center


Meeting Room: Troop House


Location/Address: 2124 Fox Hill Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503


Training Fee: $30.00


Health Form: Required for each participant. Uploaded completed 2072 Adult Health History Form here.


Registration Opens: 08/12/2019

Registration Closes: 09/23/2019


Min/Max: 5/20


NOTE: If the maximum is reached for the overnight session, we will register only two adults per troop for the course​


What to Bring: 

  • Personal clothing and equipment - Print list here
  • A pocket knife
  • Kaper chart based on your patrol menu (Pg. 43-44 in Outdoor Ed. Manual)
  • One goop can (Pg. 54 in Outdoor Ed. Manual)
  • Three fire starters (Pg. 62 in Outdoor Ed. Manual)
  • Charcoal chimney using a #10 large metal can (Pg. 64 in Outdoor Ed. Manual)
  • Pen and paper/notebook
  • One rainy day activity
  • One campfire activity
  • A favorite campfire song to share

Participant Expectations

To ensure the best possible experience, each participant should:​

  1. Be an active participant in all course activities so that trainers may assess your outdoor skills
  2. Back in when you park! This is for safety reasons
  3. Understand participants will be sleeping in tents with assigned patrol or buddy
  4. Come prepared to the training, having completed all assignments & prep work
  5. Notify trainers if using personal camping equipment (tent)
  6. Notify lead trainer and council should you not be able to attend training
  7. Understand this training is held rain or shine (trainers will consult council during severe inclement weather)
  8. Remember! Trainers are volunteers too! 


Printed copies of the following resources will be provided at the overnight session. Click on links to download and complete assignments and prep work:

Benefit to You: This training provides the opportunity for volunteers to plan and experience camping at a council program center before camping with girls.


Participant Questions? Contact lead trainer Chris Wilson, 757-202-3331,

$30.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
P13 Program 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.