Take 687 The Successful Leader Learning Series
This training should be completed within 60 days of becoming a troop leader and is suggested for all adult volunteers.
This 10-part learning path covers all aspects of becoming a GS leader, Including Girl Scout mission, promise & law, running a troop meeting, dealing with parents, the Girl Scout leadership experience, the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, badges, Journeys, and getting girls outdoors. A great introduction to Girl Scouting.
Take Volunteer Essentials/ Welcome New Leader Training
Location: In-person/vi ZOOM
This training introduces leaders to the resources, policies, and standards specific to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. It also gives new leaders the opportunity to ask more experienced leaders about Girl Scouting.
- This training happens within 90 days 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: Fee charged; varies by location.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.