Planning to head out in the great outdoors? To take advantage of all the super fun outdoor activities we have planned (as well as book field trips and troop outings) you’ll need at least one adult per troop to complete Outdoor Skills training.
Training & Enrichment
You're doing something amazing by volunteering with Girl Scouts--introducing girls to new experiences and being a great role model. So whether you're new to Girl Scouts or a seasoned pro, we want to make sure you're prepared for all the great experiences that are ahead.
Training for New Volunteers
In-person New Leader Training sessions, along with an orientation video and downloadable guide, provides new troop leaders with an overview of Girl Scouts and all the things you need to know to get started! Learn more on our New Troop Leader page.
Additional Training & Programs
Once you're on board, take advantage of training and enrichment programs throughout the year designed to help you give your girls the best experience possible.
Grade Level Training
Learn what’s important to girls at each grade level and how to relate to them. Topics include the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Journeys, girl-led activities, age progression, how to organize a troop meeting time, sample troop meetings, recognitions, troop government and ceremonies, including flag, investiture and bridging – and much more! There is no charge for this course. This course is available as classroom and Webinar. Find both options on our Events calendar .
Let’s Go! Travel Training
This introductory training provides all the information volunteers need to take girls on a domestic trip focusing on Daisy, Brownie and Junior troops. The training includes a video presentation, a travel checklist, packing lists and suggested activities to get girls ready for travel!
Program Aide Facilitator Training
This training will cover the basics of leading and facilitatating Program Aide Training to Cadette Girl Scouts. Topics include what the Program Aide award is and how girls earn it; the time commitment for Program Aide facilitators and what materials are needed; discussion of key topics and activities in the Program Aide training; and tips to help you have a successful training.
First Aid / CPR for Adults
First Aid and CPR training is required of the adult acting as the primary first-aider for the Girl Scout group activities. See our Events Calendar for upcoming trainings.
Several webinars are held each month covering topics ranging from Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, cookie sales, travel, and more. See our Events Calendar for upcoming programs.
This online resource offered by Girl Scouts of the USA offers personal, professional, and career development learning opportunities for Girl Scouts staff and volunteers. Take advantage of these growing online resources!