volunteer 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

If you're just getting started, the following required training and learning opportunities for new leaders and assistant leaders will ensure that your Girl Scout experience is a success!

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Girl Scouting 101 
This intro to the organization covers everything from the mission, promise and law to the various Girl Scout Pathways and programs.

Just volunteering for a particular series or event?
Short-term volunteers can take a streamlined version of Girl Scouting 101.

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New Leader Training
This provides new leaders with an overview of Girl Scouts and all the things you need to know to get started as a Girl Scout Leader. These sessions are typically held in September and December. Find upcoming sessions in our Events Calendar.

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. 

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Outdoor Skills Training 
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. Learn more.

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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.

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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.

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Webinars & Adult Enrichment Programs
Several webinars are held each month covering topics ranging from Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, cookie sales, travel, and more. We also offer Adult Enrichment sessions throughout the year where you can network with other troop leaders and volunteers and learn fun activities to share with your girls. See our Events Calendar for upcoming programs.

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Training by Request
Need training for your service unit, troop or group at a time and location that works for you? Complete the Training by Request form to set up a training session covering anything from First Aid/CPR to archery.

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Girl Scouts University 
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!