Please use the Trip
Training Requirements Chart to determine which trainings are
required. Please note: Outdoor courses must be taken in order.
Our virtual Outdoor Trainings is available on GS Learn.
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Level 1 – Be Safe, Be Ready (2 parts, Online Course)
Leaders must complete both sections to take a troop overnight to a
site where girls sleep in enclosed facilities containing flush
toilets. No fire building or outdoor cooking is allowed at this
Be Safe, Be Ready –
Be Safe, Be Ready –
Outings & Overnights
You must complete both sections of Be Safe, Be Ready in order to be
fully trained, and to continue to higher levels of training.
If you completed Be Safe, Be Ready online in the last two years,
that training is still valid but you may need assistance to skip to
Level 2. Please contact Customer Care. If you completed Be Safe, Be
Ready longer than two years ago, please complete the gsLearn quizzes
for Level 1 to brush up on the specifics before proceeding to Level 2!
Level 2 – Fire Building & Outdoor
Cooking (1 part, Online Course)
Level 2 completion allows
participants to lead a troop in campfires and outdoor cooking, and to
stay at locations without on-site refrigeration. Sites must still have
tested water and established bathroom facilities.
note: This training is currently being updated and is unavailable.
The new version fo this course will be available in spring 2022.
*Level 3 – The Overnight Camp Experience
Level 3 is
required before taking a troop tent camping at a facility with tested
water and established bathroom facilities.
*Level 4 – Primitive Camping
Level 4 prepares adults to work with groups at primitive
camp-sites without established shelters, bathrooms and/or safe
drinking water. This is a 6 hour day class and can be taken with the
Backpacking Preplan to make it an overnight experience. This includes
a practice backpack for beginners.
**Please note: We are
currently working on a virtual version of this training! The new
version fo this course will be available in spring 2022.
*Level 5 – Backpacking Preplan & Overnight
leading a group on an overnight backpacking experience, participants
must acquire skills including equipment selection and packing, trail
selection, backpacking safety, preventing and managing trail-side
situations, and more. In addition, this can be taken alongside
*Levels 3 , 4, and 5 are only offered in-person right now, but
there are plans to complete online trainings for them in the
future. To check and see if an in-person course is available right
now, please visit our
calendar for the next available dates.
To become a Backpacking Trip Leader, adults and Ambassador Girl
Scouts must complete Levels 1-5.