Girl Scouting 101 is a basic volunteer orientation class, available online, that familiarizes the new volunteer with the Girl Scout program including the mission, the Promise and the Law, and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Click here to take this training. Note: Training requires your browser to allow pop-ups and you must have Adobe Flash Player installed.
So you want to volunteer as a troop leader? We’re so excited to have you! Here’s what you need to know about getting started and trained in your new Girl Scout role.
Before you start changing the world with your girls, you need to:
- Complete the registration process, including getting a criminal background check.
- View the GSUSA welcome video and complete the online knowledge check.
Troop Leaders should then complete the following trainings:
Girl Scouting 101
CPR/AED & First Aid
When you're finished with your New Troop Leader training and ready to take your troop on their first adventures outside of a troop meeting, you need Let's GO! training! More information can be found below this table about each of the training options.
|Let's Go! Training Name||What the Let's Go! Training is required for||Prerequisite|
|Let's GO! 1||Any activity or day trip outside of a regular troop meeting as well as simple overnight trips utilizing facilities with running water and electricity (e.g. cabins, hotels)||None|
|Let's GO! 2||Any camping activity at a facility with running water and electricity where a campfire will be present/cooked over||Let's Go! 1|
|Let's GO! 3||Primitive camping at a facility/location without running water or electricity (e.g. tent camping)||Let's Go! 1 & Let's Go!2|
|Let's GO! Extra Mile||Troops traveling for more than two nights/three days as well as national and international travel||Let's Go! 1|
|Let's GO! Recertification||Getting recertified in Let's Go! 1, which needs to happen every three years||Let's Go! 1|
Let's GO! 1 - Out and About
Let's GO! 2 - Food, Fire, and Fun
Let's GO! 3 - Outdoor Adventures
Let's GO! Extra Mile
Let's GO! Recertification
Youth Protection Training
Train-the-Trainer - Teaching STEM Badges
VTK Finance Tab Training
GSCTX Delegate Training
Silver Award Consultant/Manager Training
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.
- GSCTX Training Courses Guide - A listing of training courses
- Training Set-Up Form - Used to set up a training event
- Name Badges - Name tag template (Avery 5163) for training events
- Sign-In Sheet Template - Sign-in Sheet for training events
- Evaluation Template - Evaluation template for training events