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Training

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, Volunteer Essentials, and the Troop Start Up Guide. You can take this training online self-study, a live webinar, or in person. 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.

Troop Meeting

Before you can meet with your troop, the following training must be completed. You may choose to take this training on-line, 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.

  1.  View the 45 minute Girl Scouting 101 video    
  2. Read Quick-Start Guide in  Volunteer Essentials and look over Chapter 1 through Chapter 5.   You will need to reference back to these chapters  as needed.
  3. Read the  Troop Start-Up Guide to learn Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Policies and Guidelines. 
  4.   Once you have completed the above on-line training requirements  you need to sign and emailcustomercare@girlscoutshh.org  the last page in the Troop Start Up Guide “I understand my responsibilities” to receive credit for training or fax it to 914 752-2488.
Day Field Trip

Volunteer Essentials - Required

CPR/First Aid - Reccommended

Trip/Activity Form - Required for out-of-council trips

Before you plan any activity with the girls check the  Safety Activity Check points for any additional precautions or certifications.

Council Programs

Volunteer Essentails - Required

First Aid / CPR - Recommended

Overnight Indoor Training /Overnight Outdoor Training may be required for specific events.

Overnight at Indoor Facility (with electricity, water, and no fires)

Volunteer Essentials - Required

First Aid / CPR - Required

Overnight Indoor Training - Required

Trip/Activity Form - Required to be submitted

Overnight in tents or with fire

Volunteer Essentials - Required

First Aid / CPR - Required

Overnight Indoor Training - Required

Overnight Outdoor Training - Required

Trip/Activity Form - required to be submitted

Service Unit Camping at GSHH facility

Volunteer Essentails - Required

First Aid / CPR - Required

Overnight Indoor Training - Required

Overnight Outdoor Training - Required

SU Camping On-Site Coordinator - Required for at least 1 attendee

Form: Service Unit Camping Application - Required

Other Training Opportunities

Q & A Live Chat Webinars 
This one hour live chat session is for the new leader! Hear what's happening in Girl Scouts this month and listen to what's on our new leaders minds. Register

Camping 101
Junior Leaders have the opportunity to earn Overnight Outdoor Training in a 24 hour camping experience WITH their troop. Register.

Archery Instructor Training
Become a nationally certified archery instructor. Training offered in the Fall and Spring.

Low Ropes Instructor Training
Want to facilitate low ropes at one of our camps? With this training you'll be able to guide girls (and adults) through the challenges. Training offered in the Spring.

Service Unit Camp on-site Coordinator self study 

Service Unit Team Trainings

All SU trainings can be found under the Activities Tab. Trainings for some positions may not be available at all times of year.

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

GSUSA Outdoor Videos