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Troop Essentials

Everything you need to know to begin your journey down the classic Troop Pathway. This class is a requirement to become a Troop Leader. This is an adult only learning environment. Troop Essential trainings available are listed on our council calendar. 

First Aid/CPR

Emergencies require prompt action and quick judgment. For many activities, Girl Scouts recommends that at least one adult volunteer be first-aid/CPR-certified. For that reason, if you have the opportunity to get trained in council-approved first-aid/CPR, do it! You can take advantage of first-aid/CPR training offered by chapters of the American Red Cross, National Safety Council, EMP America, American Heart Association or other sponsoring organizations approved by our council.

Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Red Cross have a national agreement which allows our Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails members 20% off of all American Red Cross courses. Likewise, we have a handful of volunteers who have completed American Red Cross Instructor Certification in order to teach emergency preparedness courses for us at an even lower cost in-house. These instructors schedule courses on a volunteer basis to provide their time for free, allowing GSNMT members to pay the at-cost price of the training. First Aid/CPR courses can be attended by participants 14 years and older. 

Council-offered First-Aid & CPR courses are listed on our council calendar. 

Travel Training

Everything you need to know to travel for an extended period of time (more than 2 consecutive nights). Get acquainted with basic travel rules and paperwork; learn some tips and tricks for traveling far and wide with girls. This training does not fulfill camping requirements. This is an adult only learning environment. Contact your membership staff person for Travel Training.

Outdoor Core

Are you ready to take girls camping? This course is designed to prepare you to take your troop on an overnight outdoor adventure. You will learn how to safely take girls on camping trips to developed campgrounds, with a focus on strategies to allow girls to learn and practice basic hiking and camping skills. Outdoor Core is a great way to spend time with your troop outdoors and become certified to lead an overnight camping trip at the same time. Both leaders and girls can register for this course. Girls will work towards earning outdoor badges. This course is available to ages 5 years old to adults. Registered members only. Background checks are required for all 24 attending adults. Fee associated. Outdoor Core courses available are listed on our council calendar. 

Volunteer Expo

2016 Volunteer Expo

Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central United Methodist Church,
201 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87106

Volunteer Expo – Changing Girls, One at a Time. The Volunteer Expo is a day of enrichment workshops that will help you plan troop meetings and events, get new ideas from other volunteers, and explore new ways to empower girls!

Who can attend:  All adult volunteers are welcome, including Troop Leaders, Assistant Leaders, parent helpers, and more!

$15 for the full day conference, includes a participation patch and snack. If registering online, you will incur a small processing fee. Submit the registration form and full payment by October 4, 2016. Register online through EventBrite or submit hard copy registrations to the council office at 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, Attn: Volunteer Expo.

Vol expo courses
Delegate Training

GSNMT Council Delegates

Delegate names should to be submitted by the Service Unit to Council by May 15, 2016. 

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails delegates elect the Board of Directors, Board Officers, and members of the Board Development Committee at the Council Annual Meeting. Throughout the year, delegates respond to requests for consultation from the Board and in this way influence the decisions of the Board as they fulfill their governance responsibilities. Additionally, delegates represent the council at the National Council Meeting held every three years.  The roles and responsibilities of the delegates and of the board are described in the council’s by-laws.

Delegate Eligibility and Responsibilities

  • Must be a registered member 14 years or older.
  • Serve a one-year term.
  • Will vote in the elections of Council Officers, members of the Board of Directors, and GSUSA National Council Delegates.
  • Will have the opportunity to serve on task groups exploring special topics and projects.
  • Will identify and make known major issues affecting girls and adult volunteers.
  • Attend and participate in our council's Annual Meeting.

Delegate Training  GSNMT requires all delegates complete training before performing their duties at the Annual Meeting.  Delegate training is available online (external ink through Vimeo).  Further training is available upon request.

 

MagNut Training

Troops wanting to participate in the fall MagNut sale must have one volunteer from their troop participate in a MagNut Troop Training. These trainings are offered through local service units and through the council. 

For Service Unit Troop MagNut training dates, contact your Service Unit Manager or Service Unit MagNut Chair for information. 

For council MagNut Training, contact Kimberly to register for either of the two trainings offered via webinar: 

  • September 10 at 10am
  • September 18 at 3pm
Cookie Training

Information coming soon!


Registering for a Training

For all trainings offered at the council level, please use the Event & Training Registration Form, which can be found on the forms section of our website. This includes our monthly First Aid/CPR Courses. All trainings follow our standard cancellation policy.

GSNMT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUIRE INDIVIDUALS TO RETAKE A COURSE THAT IS INCOMPLETE, ATTENDED LATE/LEFT EARLY AND/OR ATTENDED BY CHILDREN WITHOUT PRIOR EXPLICIT PERMISSION.

GSNMT FURTHER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PASS/FAIL INDIVIDUALS FROM A COURSE BASED ON THEIR COMPREHENSION OF THE MATERIALS AND FIT FOR THE VOLUNTEER ROLE FOR WHICH THEY ARE TRAINING.