Before you can meet with your troop, the following training must be completed. You may choose to take this training as a live webinar or in-person. To take this training as a webinar or in-person you can register through your member profile activity tab and select a training time and date. To complete the training online, follow the steps below.
Thank you for taking the time to help the girls in your troop become the leaders of tomorrow. We want that experience to be the best for both you and the girls, so we've developed a series of resources and training and learning opportunities to help support you in your troop leader role.
Core Leadership Training is required for all leaders. This training inlcudes the Girl Scouting 101 Video, the Troop Start Up Guide, and Volunteer Essentials Training. Additional details can be found on the New Leaders page under Step 4.
Other trainings may be required before you are able to complete certain troop activities. For example, CPR/First Aid is required for all overnights. Below is a list of sample activities and the training required to conduct it with your troop.
Take advantage of training and enrichment throughout the year - Registration for all trainings can be found under the Activities Tab of the website.
Before you plan any activity with the girls check the Safety Activity Checkpoints for any additional precautions or certifications.
Day Field Trip
Overnight at Indoor Facility (with electricity, water, and no fires)
Overnight in tents or with fire
Service Unit Camping at GSHH facility
Other Training Opportunities
Service Unit Team Trainings
Digital Enrichment Resources
Discover fun and useful resources. Check out the Volunteer Toolkit video and GSUSA outdoor videos to help busy volunteers succeed. Please note GSUSA outdoor videos do not replace the required Overnight Indoor and Overnight Outdoor trainings.
VTK Tutorial Videos
- Year Plan Options
- Setting Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations
- Meeting Plan Overview
- Add and Delete Meetings to Your Year Plan
- Adding Custom or Council Activities/Events
- Resources Search Tab
GSUSA Outdoor Videos
- Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls
- Taking the Journeys Outside
- Planning Your Troop’s First Campout
- Introduction to Campsite Set-up
- Introduction to Fire Building
- Introduction to Cooking Outside
- How to Leave No Trace Outdoors
- Outdoor Songs and Games
New Program Content
This webinar is for administrative volunteers with roles including service unit managers, service unit teams (cookie manager, finance manager, recruiter and registrar), council trainer and facilitator, or council mentor. During the webinar you will hear updated information on our new badges and Journeys, learn how your troop leaders can get started, discover how to effectively use the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) when implementing this new content rollout, and get your questions answered.