Within this learning path, first-year leaders will receive an overview of the Girl Scout movement and mission and the role of a leader.
Topics covered will include GSSC policies; Service Unit support; parent roles; setting up meeting times/locations; online resources; fundraising programs; managing troop finances; using the Volunteer Toolkit; and important forms and documents.
Additionally, leaders will learn all about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for the program level they are leading including badges/journeys/awards; uniforms; age-appropriate activities; meeting activity examples; and trip and fundraising procedures.
Leaders of multi-level troops may take courses for all program levels as well as the GSSC Managing Multi-Level Troops course.
Acceptable courses for leaders to take are either fully in-person or blended learning (online and classroom). Course length varies. We do not accept online course certifications. Troop funds may be used to cover course costs for leaders. Council will accept certification from any one of the following organizations below.
GSSC recommends reaching out to the following partners for discounted prices on courses:
Upon completion of certification, leaders must complete the Volunteer CPR/First Aid Verification Form.
You’ll find gsLearn via the left menu bar of MyGS in My Account. It’s accessible on any desktop, tablet, or mobile device, and it will be populated with any trainings you should view. Watch our video on how to access it.
The following online trainings are available to all registered volunteers and adults and can be viewed on their dashboard and content library upon logging in.
Program Level Training
Trips & Camping
Product Sales Campaigns (Note: these courses will be updated annually)
Service Unit Training
GSSC provides comprehensive training and resources to prepare and guide our Service Unit Team members. See below for required trainings:
Service Unit Coordinators
Service Unit Treasurers
Service Unit Data Specialist
Social Media Specialist
Product Sales Managers