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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 includes the New Leader's Guide To Success, and Volunteer Essentials Training. Additional details can be found on the New Leaders page under Step 4.

Other training 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 training 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 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. Read the New Leader's Guide To Success to learn Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Policies and Guidelines. Once you have read the guide, sign the last page and email it to  customercare@girlscoutshh.org 
  2. Register for a Volunteer Essentials Training 
Virtual Girl Scouting

GSHH Go Virtual Volunteer Series

Everyone Has Gone Virtual! Check out the GSHH Go Virtual Volunteer Series, sessions #2, #3, #4, and #5. We will show you how to facilitate Virtual Girl Scouting with your Troop or Group. Tools and Tips include, what virtual platforms you can use, readying girls and adults for virtual engagement, how to stay girl and goal focused and much more.

 

Volunteer Toolkit

Need help with the Volunteer Toolkit? These videos provide walk-throughs.

Setting Up Your Year Plan: https://vimeo.com/326835212

Setting Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations: https://vimeo.com/326835191

Meeting Plan Overview: https://vimeo.com/326835161

Customizing Your Year Plan: https://vimeo.com/326835138

Caregivers: Dashboard for Juliettes (individually registered Girl Scouts): https://vimeo.com/358832477

Caregivers: Meeting Plan Overview for Juliettes (individually registered Girl Scouts): https://vimeo.com/358835398

Caregivers: The Explore Tab for Juliettes (individually registered Girl Scouts): https://vimeo.com/358835418

Caregivers: The Year Plan Tab for Juliettes (individually registered Girl Scouts): https://vimeo.com/358835425

Service Unit Managers and Recruiters: The Meeting Plan Tab: https://vimeo.com/358837129

Service Unit Managers and Recruiters: The Explore Tab: https://vimeo.com/358837106

Service Unit Managers and Recruiters: Customizing the Year Plan Tab: https://vimeo.com/358837084

Activities Involving Fire or Outdoor Cooking

Volunteer Essentials – Required

First Aid / CPR – Required

Cook Out – Required (unless Camp Out (formerly Overnight Outdoor Training) has been completed)

Day Field Trip

Volunteer Essentials - Required

CPR/First Aid - Recommended

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

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

Council Programs

Volunteer Essentials - Required

First Aid / CPR - Recommended

Sleep In (formerly Overnight Indoor Training) and/or Camp Out (formerly 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

Sleep In (formerly Overnight Indoor Training) – Required

Trip/Activity Form - Required to be submitted

Overnight in Tents or Primitive Cabins

Volunteer Essentials - Required

First Aid / CPR - Required

Sleep In (formerly Overnight Indoor Training) - Required

Camp Out (formerly Overnight Outdoor Training) - Required

Trip/Activity Form - required to be submitted

Service Unit Camping at GSHH facility

Volunteer Essentials - Required

First Aid / CPR - Required

Sleep In (formerly Overnight Indoor Training - Required

Camp Out (formerly Overnight Outdoor Training – Required

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

Form: Service Unit Camping Application - Required

Service Unit Team Trainings

All SU training can be found under the Activities Tab. Training for some positions may not be available at all times a year.

Service Unit Learning Opportunities

Short 'n' Snappy

Snort 'n' Snappy is an outline for a learning opportunity that a Service Unit Manager may arrange to have presented at a Service Unit Leader's Meeting. These 15-20 minute presentations inform volunteers on various topics of interest and give leaders new understanding of important issues. A Service Unit Manager may recruit any interest, knowledgeable volunteer to facilitate a Short 'n' Snappy at thier meeting. Service Unit Managers may also request a GSHH Training/Facilitator to facilitate a Short 'n' Snappy by using the Training-by-Request form below. 

Training-by-Request

Training-by-Request is an opportunity for Service Unit Managers to request a trained and experienced GSHH Trainer/Facilitator to present a 15-20 minute learning opportunity within a Service Unit Leader's Meeting. The goal for the Trainers/Facilitators is to add a new voice, personal experience, and familiarity with the topic at hand, to volunteers in their locally scheduled meeting times, for the volunteers' convenience and benefit. The goal of the content of the 15-20 minute learning opportunities is to present to volunteers new, useful, and clarifying information on a specific topic. The content is designed to either provide a more in-depth understanding of one aspect of the topic, or a high-level overview of the topic. The content will not (and cannot in the timeframe provided) include comprehensive coverage of any one topic. 

Read more about the Training-by-Request Expectations before you submit a request. 

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Other Training Opportunities

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.