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Training Catalog

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The Volunteer Training offered by GSU prepares and equips volunteers for working with girls by providing the knowledge and confidence necessary for carrying out meaningful Girl Scout programs.

Training Catalog

All Adults

Girl Scouts 101

  • Content: Indroduction to Girl Scout history and traditions and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Availability: Online
  • Required
Troop Leaders
New Troop Leader Training
  • Content: Everything you need to know to be a troop leader- policies and safety, programs, troop finances, accessing resources, how to work with parents and girls and more.
  • Availability: classroom or online
  • Required for all Troop Leaders and Co-Leaders
Daisy Level Training
  • Content: Learn tools, tips, ideas and traditions for working with Daisy troops, including group management, outdoor activities, programming, real-life troop stories and more.
  • Availability: online 
  • Highly Recommended for Daisy Troop Volunteers
Camping and the Outdoors
Camping 101
  • Content: Learn practical outdoor skills and camping with Girl Scouts (safety and policies); camping and travel progression
  • Availability: classroom
  • Required for any outdoor experience or activity lasting 1 night or more. The training must be renewed every 2 years to remain valid.
CPR/First Aid
  • Content: Get your Red Cross certification in CPR, First Aid and AED
  • Availability: classroom
  • Required. At least 1 adult voluneer must be present for any activity outside of your regular meeting time and place. The training must be renewed every 2 years to remain valid.
Wilderness First Aid
  • Content: 16 hour course in Red Cross Certification.
  • Availability: classroom
  • Required for any activity located more thatn a 30 minute journey away from emergency medical care. This training must be renewed every 2 years to remain valid. 
Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Content: Enhance your outdoor skills and add variety to your next Girl Scout camping trip. All materials will be provided. Girls in grades 6-12 may attend with an adult or troop with adults. This is not a girl only training. Adults can attend as individuals.
  • Availability: classroom
  • Not Required 
Trips and Travel
CPR/First Aid
  • Content: Get your Red Cross certification in CPR, First Aid and AED
  • Availability: classroom
  • Required. At least 1 adult voluneer must be present for any activity outside of your regular meeting time and place. The training must be renewed every 2 years to remain valid.
Planning Trips with Girl Scouts
  • Content: Learn about the policies and safety requirements and the travel progression of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Availability: online 
  • Required for all travel, including short trips
Planning Extended and Overnight Trips
  • Content: Learn how to plan and carry out trips with girls, according to GSU policies and travel progression requirements according to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Availability: classroom and online
  • Required for all overnight trips of 3 nights or longer. This training must be renewed every 2 years to remain valid.
Planning International Trips
  • Content: Learn about council policies for travel, money-earning, emergency procedures, accommodations, travel resources and much more. 
  • Availability: by request (contact us)
  • Prerequisite: Planning Extended Overnight and National Trips
  • Required by all adults and girls who will be attending the international trip and should be taken at leaset 6 months prior to the travel dates. Required for all adults volunteering with trips outside of the United States. 
Optional Trainings
Journeys
  • Content: Discover how to take on the Journeys with girls and the Girl Scout National Program Portfolio.
  • Availability: classroom
  • Strongly Recommended
Take Action to Higher Awards
  • Content: Learn how to plan and carry out Take Action projects as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, how to choose a project that creates a positive and sustainable difference in the world. Discuss how to do a Take Action project for the Higher Awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold).
  • Availability: classroom (by request) or online
Songs and Games
  • Content: Learn how to lead traditional songs and games, a Girl Scout tradition that brings girls together, raises confidence and breaks down social barriers. 
  • Availability: by request
Kaper Charts
  • Content: Learn about Kaper Charts, a fun Girl Scout tradition that will help the girls take responsibility for their troop.
  • Availability: Online
Having Fun with Purpose
  • Content: Learn about the three processes of Girl Scouting
  • Availability: Online
GS University: Additional Online Trainings
Trainings for Older Girls
Program Aide Training
  • Content: This training is for Cadette girls who wish to earn their Program Aide qualification. The training is the second part of three requirements. Please contact your Higher Award Representative and the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for more information.
  • Availability: classroom 
  • Required for all Girls who want to be a Program Aide.
Volunteer in Training
  • Content: This training is for Seniors and Ambassadors (must have completed grade 9) who wish to earn their Volunteer in Training qualification. The training is the second part of 3 requirements. Please contact your Higher Award Representative and the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for more information.
  • Availability: classroom (by request) 
  • Required for Girls who wish to become a Volunteer in Training.
Resumes and Interviews
  • Content: For girls and parents. Learn how to build your resume, prepare scholarship applications, interview skills, and plan for the future.
  • Availability: classroom 
  • Recommended for girls in grades 7-12 and their parents.
Community
Delegate Training
  • Content: Learn what your opportunities and responsibilites are as a delegate.
  • Availability: Delegates will be contacted by GSU.
  • Recommended for Delegates and Alternates
Troop Mentor Training
  • Content: Learn what your opportunities and responsibilites are as a Troop Mentor.
  • Availability: Communities will be contacted by GSU
  • Recommended for Troop Mentors
How to Register:

Classroom

  1. Visit the ACTIVITIES calendar or visit ACTIVITIES under the MYGS tab 
  2. Choose the training you'd like to attend
  3. Click the register button and follow the steps 

Online

1. Select the training from the Training Catalog
2. Click "online"
3. Follow the training and complete any associated quizes and surveys 

 

Volunteer Training Certificates

  • Training participants will recieve a digital certificate of completion for every in-person training and online training (when an online quiz submitted). 
  • Every volunteer who recieves five or more certificates in a Membership Year will recieve a Leadership Development Pin.
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