This training is required within the first month of becoming a troop leader and is suggested for all adult volunteers.
Get your feet wet and learn about Girl Scouts through GS101. This is a required training that briefly overviews all things Girl Scout. It includes the fundamentals – the Promise and Law, Girl Scout Mission and history, an introduction to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, and the Journey Programs.
Take Volunteer Essentials/ Welcome New Leader Training
The objective of this training is to provide troop leaders with a basis for how to lead a troop, to introduce the Volunteer Toolkit, Safety Activity Checkpoints, resources, badges and journeys, troop banking, and other basics for running a troop successfully. Jodi Walters will be your main point of contact the first year as you journey into Girl Scouts!
- This training happens within the first month of becoming a troop leader.
- This training can be taken in person through the council or local facilitators.
- This training gives you the information you need to run a Girl Scout troop!
- Check our calendar for upcoming trainings or email Customer Care to schedule a training.
Take First AID/ CPR
Fee: $35 (through council, other certifications vary in cost)
Receive your First Aid and CPR training. This training can be taken in person through the council or local businesses, such as American Red Cross, National Safety Council, EMP America, or American Heart Association. As a partner of Girl Scouts, American Red Cross offers discounts on certification courses.
Caution: First Aid/ CPR training that is available entirely online does not satisfy Girl Scout requirements. Such courses do not offer enough opportunites to practice and receive feedback on your technique. If you are taking a course not offered by one of the organizations listed in the previous paragraph, or any course that has online components, get approval from the council prior to enrolling in the course.
At least one registered Girl Scout adult with First Aid training needs to be present at all Girl Scout functions outside of the meeting place.
Volunteer Toolkit: Plan your Girl Scout year with ease using this helpful on-line tool. Explore Girl Scout national leadership journeys and badges, set troop meeting dates, communicate with caregivers, and so much more. Available through GS Learn.
Troop Finances: Learn how to prepare and manage a budget for your troop while getting some tips for saving money! Available through GS Learn starting February 1, 2020.
Field Trips and Outings 101: Ready to go on your first troop outing? Learn how to prepare your girls (and yourself!) and make sure everyone has taken all the necessary steps to have a safe and fun experience. Available through GS Learn starting February 1, 2020.