Girl Scouts of Maine Certification Clinics are open to GSME camp staff and volunteer members, as well as others in need of certification. All are welcome to attend.
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Girl Scouts of Maine provides qualified instructors and course materials. However, enrollment does not guarantee certification. The instructor determines whether or not an individual has successfully completed a course. Please pay close attention to course prerequisites.
A health form signed by a physician within the previous 12 months – that includes a health history and an up-to-date immunization record - must be mailed or faxed to the GSME office prior to your course.
All certification courses take place at Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton, Maine. Courses that are multiple days in length will have evening classes. Participants sleep in tent/cabins; however, anyone with medical needs that require electricity can receive indoor/electric accommodations.
Bathrooms with hot showers are available throughout camp, but participants must bring their own toiletries, towels and bedding. Meals are prepared by our food service staff and served in the dining hall. We are able to accommodate dietary restrictions; however, please note your special requirements on your registration and health form so that we can prepare for your stay with us.
Drugs and Alcohol
Cigarettes, alcohol, and other recreational drugs are prohibited at Girl Scouts of Maine camps - without exception! Please do not bring fireworks, young children, or pets to training.
Some of our courses are open to minors, however, they must have a release form signed by their parent or guardian prior to participating in the course.
Registration & Payment
Download and a registration form and submit one for each participant. You will receive confirmation of enrollment, a suggested packing list, and other logistical information. We accept major credit cards, personal checks, and money orders. Fees include course instruction, materials, meals, and accommodations.
Cancellation and Refunds
We will accept cancellations up to June 1, 2013. No refunds will be permitted after this date. Funds will be returned, minus a $30 processing fee. There will be no refunds for participants who fail to show up for the course, who do not meet the requirements (includes failure to pass the lifeguard swim test), or who fail to complete the required course work.