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Volunteer Certifications

Gateway Council offers these certifications to Girl Scout volunteers. You can find opportunities to earn these certifications at programs and events throughout the year.

Safety Activity Checkpoints must be followed for all activities.

Archery

You can: Take your troop to any archery range, facilitate archery at a camporee or Outdoor Adventure program at North Fork or Camp Kateri.

Type of certification: USA Archery

Length of certification: 3 years

Canoe

You can: Take your troop out on the pond at North Fork or lake at Camp Kateri, facilitate for a camporee or Outdoor Adventure program at North Fork or Camp Kateri.

Type of certification: Gateway Council

Length of certification: 2 years

Kayak

You can: Take your troop out on the pond at North Fork or lake at Camp Kateri, facilitate for a camporee or Outdoor Adventure program at North Fork or Camp Kateri.

Type of certification: Gateway Council

Length of certification: 2 years

Sailing

You can: Take your troop out on the lake at Camp Kateri, facilitate for a camporee, an Outdoor Adventure program, or summer camp activities at North Fork or Camp Kateri.

Type of certification: Gateway Council

Length of certification: 2 years

Basic Water Rescue

You can: Be a water watcher for any activity: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing.

Type of certification: American Red Cross

Length of certification: 3 years

Lifeguard

You can: Take your troop swimming anywhere or facilitate a swim at North Fork or Camp Kateri, for any event or summer camp.

Type of certification: American Red Cross

Length of certification: 2 years

Basic Troop Camp Level 1

You can: Take your troop camping at North Fork or Camp Kateri buildings, platform tents or treehouses.

Type of certification: Gateway Council

Length of certification: 3 years

Basic Troop Camp Level 2

You can: Take your troop camping at any campground.

Type of certification: Gateway Council

Length of certification: 3 years

First Aid/CPR

You can: Facilitate for any troop trip, campout or event.

Type of certification: An Accredited CPR/First Aid provider that provides Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED with a minimum of 50% in person instruction.

Length of certification: 2 years

Wilderness First Aid/CPR

You can: Facilitate for any troop campout or wilderness hiking event, or any other event where a first aider might be needed.

Type of certification: Gateway Council

Length of certification: 2 years

Chef Training

You can: Use the commercial kitchen at Camp Kateri to cook for large events like OTEX, Aquatics, Adult Weekend or camporee, or any other event in which the dining hall is used.

Type of certification: Gateway Council

Length of certification: 3 years

Kitchen Aide

You can: Assist the chef with preparation of meals and cleanliness of the dishes, utensils and facility.

Type of certification: Gateway Council

Length of certification: 3 years