In complying with GSUSA Safety Activity Checkpoints,
any troop reserving a campsite or participating in a service unit
camping event at any of our camp properties, Girl Scouts of Central
Indiana requires at least one troop volunteer to have completed Camp
Prep. This requirement will take effect on September 1, 2021.
If you have completed a GSCI camping training (basic or advanced) in
the last two years you will be grandfathered into this new policy. If
you have not taken any camping training, you will need to do ONE of
- Complete the online training module within gsLearn. Search for
"434 GSCI Camp Prep 1 Online" in your content
- Complete one of the following in-person camping
Q.) How can I see if I have completed a qualified outdoor training
in the last two years?
A.) Contact Heather Bozzo ,
she will check our master list of certified volunteers who
completed outdoor skills training between August 2018 and December 2020.
Q.) I haven’t attended training in the last two years, but I am an
experienced camper, do I have to complete Camp Prep?
A.) Yes. You will need to either complete an in-person training
or the online training module.
Q.) Does every adult camping with our troop need to be complete
A.) No. Only one volunteer per reservation
needs to have completed Camp Prep (online or in-person) to make the reservation.
Q.) What skills does the Camp Prep in-person training cover?
A.) First 2 hours (indoors): Girl Scout Leadership
Experience integrated in any outdoor experience, age progression in
outdoor/overnight activities, Council Volunteer Policies and Safety
Activity Checkpoints, and property and equipment reservations. Second
2 hours (outdoors): basic fire safety skills, safety when hiking,
cabin amenities, and available equipment.
Q.) What skills will Camp Prep online training cover?
A.) It will cover the same outline and objectives as the in-person
Camp Prep training minus the hands-on skill development.
Q.) What about camporees – does every troop need to have training
A.) Yes, each troop should have at
least one person who has completed Camp Prep either online or
in-person. Volunteer Services can help the service unit coordinate
an in-person training prior to the event with a council approved trainer.
Q.) If I have led some of the outdoor trainings at Kaleidoscope, do
I still need to take these in order to rent property after September
A.) If you led training and you are in good
standing with GSCI as a facilitator you will be marked as
compliant. Contact Heather Bozzo if you
have any questions.
Q.) Will CSAs who have been through aid training qualify for their
A.) No. We require a current, approved adult volunteer.
Questions about Camp Prep training? Contact Heather Bozzo.