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F.A.L.L. Weekend 2012

Mexican Fiesta – September 28-30, 2012 at Camp Laughing Waters in Gilbertsville, PA
F.A.L.L is an Adult Enhancement Event that focuses on topics that will help a Troop Leader thoughtfully engage girls at all grade levels. Opportunities are available to complete Step 2 and Step 3 of the required Leadership training, Outdoor 101, 102 and 103, as well as MEDIC First Aid/CPR!  There are two options for participation – one day, or the weekend!  Participants can choose a one day option at $30 or a weekend option at $50.   Workshops are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Click here to download the registration packet!  Registrations are due no later than September 17th.  Questions?  Please contact Koren Clark

Outdoor Skills and Fun 2012

September 7-9, 2012 at Camp Laughing Waters in Gilbertsville, PA
Come and complete the necessary requirements for both Outdoor 102 and Outdoor 103, and bring your Daisy, Brownie, or Junior daughter(s) along!!  Your Girl Scout will have fun exploring camp and trying outdoor activities, while you complete your Outdoor Training Requirements! The cost is $30 per participant.  Volunteers and daughters must be a registered Girl Scout at the time of the event.  Adults also must have a completed criminal background check, and have completed Outdoor 101 within the last year.  Register today!  Please note that registration for this event ends August 17 or when maximum capacity has been reached.  Questions?  Please contact Nicole Frederick

Volunteer Learning Guide

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania has many opportunities for you to share your talent and enthusiasm for girl leadership programs. Whether you are interested in becoming a leader or co-leader, helping out with your daughter’s troop, or you’ve offered to be the troop first-aider, we can help you get the training you need. How do you prepare for this new, exciting, and a little bit overwhelming role? Download our Volunteer Learning Guide to find out who we are and what courses we offer through GSEP. You may also view the current Council Courses Schedule and then register using Online Registration!

Training Information

Council Courses Schedule

Register for Training with this Online Form

Printable Adult Training Registration Form

Step 1: GS 101 (the password is "aboutGS101" and is case sensitive)

Event Director Level 1

Guidelines and Requirements for Girl Scout Outdoor-Trained Adults

Outdoor Retraining Overview

Outdoor Retraining Registration Form

Outdoor 102 Retraining Exemption Qualification Form

Outdoor 103 Retraining Exemption Qualification Form
Volunteer Essentials 2011-12 Pages 1-82

Volunteer Essentials 2011-12 Forms

First Aid/CPR Training

First Aid and CPR training is required of the adult acting as the primary first-aider for Girl Scout troop or group activities when specified in the Safety Activity Checkpoints. While GSEP offers these courses periodically throughout the year, volunteers may also contact their local community providers for First Aid/CPR Courses in their area. Prior to enrolling, be sure to view the GSUSA Approved First Aid/CPR Provider List to see which providers and courses are acceptable. Please also note that pricing and expiration dates differ amongst providers. Upon receiving their certification, volunteers are asked to forward a copy of their certification card/certificate either by mail to the Training Registrar at P.O. Box 814, Valley Forge, PA 19482 or via email to smatta@gsep.org.

Would you like to be a GSEP Council Learning Facilitator?

GSEP is looking for volunteers to lead workshops on a variety of topics. Basic Leadership, Outdoor Education, Medic First Aid/CPR and enhancements training. See the requirements below and contact us at volunteer@gsep.org or the Volunteer Hotline at 484.920.3054, ext. 1458. Interested volunteers need to take Facilitating Adult Learning--a course designed by GSUSA and delivered by experienced facilitators. These courses are generally offered twice a year.  Click here to view the Council Learning Facilitator Volunteer Agreement.


Facilitator Qualifications and Requirements are:

  • Be a registered adult Girl Scout

  • Have an interest and comfort level in teaching adults

  • Be willing to interview on the phone or in person with the Director of Adult Development

  • Attend up to 2-4 facilitator meetings per year

  • Facilitate at least 4 courses each calendar year

  • Attend the 4 hour Facilitating Adult Learning course

  • Before or after completing the course, attend as a participant, the course(s) you would like to teach

  • Apprentice with an Adult Development Manager

  • Facilitate the course observed while being observed by staff.

ServSafe® Registration Procedures

Any troop, service unit or group using the industrial kitchens at all of our Resident Camps must have a ServSafe® certified person on the premises. This is a requirement of our American Camp Association accreditation. If food is being stored in these kitchens or served in the dining hall, the kitchen is considered to be in use, even if no cooking is involved. 


ServSafe® Classes are offered regularly by the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association (PRA) throughout the GSEP jurisdiction. Click here to see the flyer. As a PRA Select Chapter member, GSEP is entitled to a discounted price of $85 on the training required for certification. To take advantage of the discount, type Girl Scouts of Eastern PA in the Company Name section of the registration form. If you have any questions about registering, contact Teresa VanArsdale at tvanarsdale@gsep.org. Please contact the PRA office at 800.345.5353 if you have any questions or concerns about the ServSafe® training itself.

The Volunteer Management Team

  • Jennifer Allebach
    Director of Volunteer Management
    Phone:  610-933-7555 x1414
    Email:  jallebach@gsep.org

  • Devon Miller
    Manager of Learning and Support
    Phone:  610-933-7555 x1419
    Email:  dmiller@gsep.org

  • Chrissy Mittura
    Manager of Recruitment and Placement
    Phone:  610-933-7555 x1433
    Email:  cmittura@gsep.org

  • Shawnna DiFilippo
    Recruitment and Placement Specialist
    Phone:  610-933-7555 x1409
    Email:  sdifilippo@gsep.org

  • Nicole Frederick
    Learning and Support Specialist
    Phone:  610-933-7555 x1457
    Email:  nfrederick@gsep.org

  • Koren Clark
    Learning and Support Specialist
    Phone:  610-933-7555 x1420
    Email:  kclark@gsep.org

  • Teresa VanArsdale
    Volunteer Management Coordinator
    Phone: 610-933-7555 x1452
    Email:  tvanarsdale@gsep.org
  • Laura Zipin
    College Recruitment Manager
    Phone:  610-933-7555 x1411
    Email:  lzipin@gsep.org

Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer, you can choose from several flexible Girl Scout Pathways—the ways that you participate in Girl Scouting—which offer you the freedom to tailor your level of involvement to fit your schedule and lifestyle. With the development of Girl Scout Pathways, we can simply match your expertise, skills, interests, and life experience to the volunteer opportunities available at GSEP. Click here for a list of activities.