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Facilitator Resources

Thank you for being a council facilitator! Your contribution ultimately makes a big difference in the lives of other Girl Scouts. Here are resources to assist you with your role.

 

General Training Resources
Course-Specific Training Resources
Jumpstart

Jumpstart is an orientation that gives the new troop volunteer the opportunity to meet with the Service Team volunteers that support the neighborhood/area that she/he is volunteering in. Jumpstart gives practical information about getting your troop started and the resources available to each volunteer.

Class materials:

Money Manager

Money Manager Training is a one-hour course taken in person or online for anyone planning to be a signer or co-signer on a troop bank account.

After the course please submit the course completion certificate along with the Bank Account Co-Signer Agreement form to your Service Unit Treasurer. Click here for the Money Manager Self Study Packet.

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials teaches leaders how to create a program that is girl-led, hands-on, and cooperative. Leadership Essentials includes discussion of program goals and delves into the Girl Scout core program curriculum including Journeys and the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.

Grade level training is also included in this class and some classes cover specific grade levels such as Daisy/Brownie while others will cover all grade levels. Please choose the class that best suits your grade level needs. Additional grade level information can be found on the GSUSA website.

The class can either be completed:

Class materials:

Let's Go! Information

Let’s Go! 1, 2, 3 - Encompasses all three Let’s GO! Courses in one overnight session. Covers the eight basic outdoor skills. This class is a skill based class so the participant must demonstrate the skills taught in the class. A recertification for Let’s Go! 1 will be required every three years due to changes in forms, Volunteer Essentials, and Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Let’s Go! 1-Out and About – Required for troops taking day trips to simple overnights (hotel, cabin camping with heat and indoor cooking only – up to two nights). This class will cover required paperwork, safety-wise ratios, budget, places to go, things to do, etc. A recertification will be required every three years due to changes in forms, Volunteer Essentials, and Safety Activity Checkpoints. View the handbook here ›

Let’s Go! 2- Fire, Food and Fun - Required for troops that want to build a campfire to have s'mores at their simple overnight. This course teaches fire safety, one pot menus, and outdoor fun things to do. This class is a skill based class so the participant must demonstrate the skills taught. Prerequisite – Let’s Go! 1 - Out and About.

Let’s Go! 3 -Outdoor Skills – Required for troops to expand their horizons and move out of buildings and into the outdoors. It is the third step in the Let’s GO! training plan. Covers the eight basic outdoor skills. This class is a skill based class so the participant must demonstrate the skills taught in the course. Prerequisite – Let’s Go! 2 Fire, Food, and Fun.

Let’s Go! Course Recertification - Let’s GO! 1 and Extra Mile! require a recertification every three years. The recertification will address any policy, safety or forms and reporting changes that have occurred. Recertification will NOT require participants to retake the course but instead will be an online updated mini course.

Let’s Go! The Extra Mile! (extended travel) - Required for troops traveling for more than two nights/three days, regional, national and international. This class will discuss required paperwork, medical forms. International forms, Intent to Travel forms, budgets, insurance, money earning applications, and how to plan an extended travel with the girls. This class will be offered as one of the following - classroom setting, webinar or online course. A recertification will be required every three years due to changes in forms, Volunteer Essentials, and Safety Activity Checkpoints. Prerequisite - Let’s Go! 1 - Out and About.

Chaperone Course – For all adults who will be traveling with the troop. Will cover the key points from Let’s Go! 1 - Out and About & Let’s Go! The Extra Mile! to ensure that all adults understand the importance of being a chaperone, proper behavior, and safety-wise requirements. This class is an online course or home-study packet that will have a short quiz attached to it.

Advanced Outdoor Skills – This course will cover areas like backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering/compasses, climbing, spelunking. When posted on GSCTX website the course will be listed as: Example - for backpacking: Advanced Outdoor Skills – Backpacking


Let's Go! 1 Cookbook — "Cook Without Cooking"
A simple cookbook to help build a completely customized repertoire for your troop. Some of these recipes are traditional scouting recipes, and some are new favorites. With simple preparation and step-by-step instructions, you and your troop will have plenty to explore while developing hands-on dishes to enjoy. Bon Appétit!