Older Girl Program & Events
Sept 21 10:00am 4:30pm - McKinleyville
Oct 5 8:30am - 4:00pm - Carruthers Cove (Carpool from McKinleyville).
Earn the legacy rock climbing IP. Discover proper hand and foot holds. Learn how to tie climbing knots. Understand climbing hardware such as harnesses, prussic loops, belay devices, ascenders, Gri– Gris, carabineers, ropes and other gear. Develop the ability to safely belay other climbers. On Sunday 10/5 we will take all of these skills and refine them on a climbing expedition to Carruthers Cove.
Cost $35, includes both sessions all gear and fees. Space is limited, first come first served. Limited financial aid available.
CPR - AED & Standard First Aid
Friday Oct 10 6:30am - 9:30pm – Arcata Veterans Hall (Part 1)
Friday Oct 17 6:30pm - 9:00pm– Arcata Veterans Hall (Part 2)
Open to both adults and girls (must be 12 or older). This course meets the requirements for adult girl scout first aider. For girls it satisfies portions of the Legacy First Aid Badge for Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors.
You will learn the skills to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in Adult, Children, and Infants along with skills to care for common first aid emergencies including sudden illnesses, burns, cuts, and more. The use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s) is covered in this training course
Cost $50 with certification or $15 without certification. Limited financial aid is available.
Wilderness & Remote First Aid
Sunday Oct 12 8:30am – 5:00pm – Redwood Park Arcata (Part 1)
Sunday Nov 2 8:30am – 4:30pm – Redwood Park Arcata (Part 2)
This 16 hour intensive class is open to girls 14 years and older. The course prepares you with the skills necessary to respond to emergencies in situations when professional help is delayed or may be unavailable. You will practice in multiple realistic scenarios designed to test both your first aid and your leadership skills.
Subjects covered include:
- Initial and Secondary Patient Assessment
- Emergency leadership
- How to call for help
- Wilderness treatment of Shock
- Head (Brain), Neck & Spinal Injuries
- Hypothermia and Heat Related Emergencies
- Allergies and Anaphylaxis
- Bone and Joint Injuries
- Burns, Wounds and Wound Infection
- Chest and Abdominal Injuries
- Altitude Related Illnesses
- Submersion (Drowning) Incidents
- Emergency Evacuations
- Outdoor Hygiene
Global Overnight 2015
Sat Mar 14 2:00pm thru Sun 15 1:30pm.
Dows Praire Grange, McKinleyville. Cost $25.00
The Global Overnight Congress is an annual tradition in the Redwoods Area. This the congress will include is a series of interesting and informative hands on activities which will explore different global issues. It concludes with a girl led debate on how to make a difference.
Comments from girls who attended last year included “It was fun and interactive way of looking at the world,” “It changed my perspective,” “It put me in somebody else’s shoes”. This year’s congress will focus on how our decisions and actions can have global impacts. Participants will earn the 2015 Global Action Badge.
Program Aid Training
Sat Jan 31 - 10:00am -2:30pm (Part 1)
Feb 1 - 10:00am - 4:00pm (Part 2)
Morris School, McKinleyville
Completion of this training allows you to work toward earning your Program Aide
Pin. Program Aid training is the first step in learning how to work with children. This is also a first step to developing the skills you will need to become a counselor in training (CIT) at camps (like Camp Tall Trees) or a volunteer in training (VIT) working with other troops.
At this training you will learn how to work with younger girls, organize activities,
and lead songs and games. Learn some of the characteristics of younger children,
how to deal with behavior issues, and disabilities.
This class is open to girls in 7th grade and above and is offered at no cost.
During our resident camp, Camp Tall Trees, there are opportunities for girls entering grades 8 thru 12 to participate as Counselors In Training (CITs). For more information click here.