ACA's Best Resources for Girl Scout Councils

Did You Know?

The American Camp Association (ACA) has an array of products and services that can support the development of your local volunteers running outdoor programs to your CEOs. In partnership with GSUSA, ACA has curated a list of resources that will help support the Girl Scout mission of bringing even more girls and volunteers to the great outdoors.

Discounts for Girl Scouts

Online learning is available at a special rate for Girl Scout employees and volunteers. Earn CECs and build your professional development transcript with ACA. Build an online training package to meet the specific needs of your council or camp or take certification courses that help build stronger professional staff and volunteers.

Certificates of Added Qualification (CAQs) for Girl Scout Staff and Volunteers

ACA’s Certificate Courses are more than just online training! These intensive, self-directed online courses are excellent professional development opportunities that help build the added qualifications your staff and volunteers need. Each certificate course covers all 13 core competencies required to run a camp successfully and includes curriculum components suited to a variety of learning styles. Special rates available for Girl Scouts. Learn More

Create Your Own Staff Training Package

Choose from among ACA's online courses, live webinars, recorded webinars, or even the certification course to build a custom online package for your camp. You can also add your own logos or other branding, as well as your own materials, such as your staff manual, safety activity checkpoints, articles, assignments, quizzes, forums, and glossaries. Learn More

Training is available for everyone, from volunteers taking on leadership responsibilities at a day camp to members of the executive staff team gaining broader knowledge of camp-specific operations.

Search our catalog via core competencies or types of courses you prefer. Suggested below are courses that may work for your council or give you ideas of what you can build for your staff and volunteers.

Examples of Topics for Your Customized Training Package

Outdoor Program Staff

Volunteer Led Camp Programs

C-Suite and Senior Leadership

RISK MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

 

 

Crisis & Risk Management Strategies for Camps & Experiential Youth Programs – recorded webinar 1 CEC

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Planning for Risk Management for Your Camp – online course 1 CEC

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Lessons Learned from the ACA Crisis Hotline Summer 2017

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PROGRAMMING & CAMPERS

 

 

 

Camp Is for the Camper

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Building Character at Camp 

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Being an Effective Nature Counselor: Activities to Engage Youth in the Outdoors

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Mental Health Issues in Camp

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Creating Positive Youth Outcomes: Linking Camp Programs to Camper Outcomes Through Assessment

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Managing Difficult Camper Behaviors

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

 

 

Staff Training Activities to Promote Camp Health & Safety

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How Camp Professionals (Who Are Not Nurses) Oversee Camp Heath Services

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STAFF & VOLUNTEER SUPERVISION

 

 

 

Top Training Techniques: Fast & Effective Ways to Increase Staff Learning & Performance

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Effective Supervision Skills for Senior Staff

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STEM Resources for Girl Scouts

Ready to Learn More?

Want to learn more about other services and benefits ACA has to offer? Trying to determine if accreditation is right for you or learn more about our outcomes and research work? Looking to maximize discounts from vendors or additional resources from ACA? Don’t wait — set up a consultation today!

Consultation is available to Girl Scout employees and volunteers to help connect you to the best learning, training, and information on accreditation opportunities for your council.

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