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Volunteer Training

We know you are busy and we want to help make training as easy as possible! After all – making a difference in girls’ lives isn’t possible without you! We’ve created these training resources to get the information you need when you need it. You’ll find the required trainings you need for your volunteer role and recommended training that will help you provide the best experience for your girls.

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Required Training

Troop Pathway Level 1 Training
In this video, you will learn how to start a troop, get information on important Troop forms, how to form a Troop Committee, hosting parent and girl meetings, leading programs, Service Units and where to find help and support for your Troop Leadership Experience. This training is required for all Troop Leaders and Co-Leaders.
 

Troop Treasurer Training
*Before viewing this training video, please download the Troop Treasurer Guide.This guide will help you better understand Troop finances and will be a resource to help guide your financial decisions.

In this video, you will learn the outline of the Troop Treasurer position, how to understand and utilize forms and what best practices will assist you in guiding the earning and spending practices of your Troop or group. This is a required training for all Troop Leaders, Co-Leaders and designated Troop Treasurers.

Year-End Troop Financial Report 

Reccommended Training

Girl Scout Essentials Orientation
In this video, you will be introduced to the inspiring Girl Scout Leadership Experience and how we are structured to support this. This orientation is strongly recommended for all Girl Scout volunteers.
 

Elements of a Daisy Troop Meeting
In this video, you will get a glimpse into a Daisy Troop meeting and the elements that make up a meeting. Pre-Activity to the Closing, and everything in between; learn what it takes to put a Daisy Troop meeting together with confidence and success. This training is recommended for all Daisy Troop Leaders, Co-Leaders and parent volunteers.
 

Elements of a Brownie Troop Meeting
In this video, you will get a glimpse into a Brownie Troop meeting and the elements that make up a meeting. Pre-Activity to the Closing, and everything in between; learn what it takes to put a Brownie Troop meeting together with confidence and success. This training is recommended for all Brownie Troop Leaders Co-Leaders and parent volunteers.
 

Elements of a Junior Troop Meeting
In this video, you will get a glimpse into a Junior Troop meeting and the elements that make up a meeting. You will also follow the Junior Troop as they plan and go on a field trip. This training is recommended for all Junior Troop Leaders, Co-Leaders and parent volunteers.
 

Troop Pathway Level 2 Training
In this video, you will learn the extras to help keep your troop going for years to come; including important meetings and ceremonies, how to host a special event, trip or activity, and get a glimpse at some of the most important forms you will use as a Leader. This training is recommended for all Troop Leaders and Co-Leaders.
 

Conflict Management Training
In this course you will learn why conflicts arise and be given different strategies on how to work through conflict. Some of the highlights of this training video are: Definition of Conflict; The 5 Whys; When Intervention is Necessary; Conflict Styles; Taking Care of Yourself. This training is recommended for all Troop Leaders and Co-Leaders.
 

The 3 Girl Scout Processes
When you volunteer to help girls, it's not just what you do - it's how you do it. In this training, we take a deep look at the Three Girl Scout Processes - Girl Led, Learning by Doing, Cooperative Learning and how you can use them to create a fun and purposeful leadership experience for girls. The Three Processes help make Girl Scouting unique and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience powerful. This training is recommended for any volunteer who works with girls.
 

Girl Development and Grade Levels
In Girl Scouting, we recognize that girls are unique and possess individual qualities that make them awesome. However, we also recognize that there are certain characteristics and developmental skills that show themselves in girls of the same age level. This video outlines some of these characteristics and developmental skills of girls within the Girl Scout age levels. This training is recommended for any volunteer who works with girls.
 

The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting
In this video, you will receive an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Journeys, and the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting. This training is recommended for any volunteer who works with girls.
 

Forms Tutorial
In this tutorial, we cover some of the most important forms a troop leader will need during his or her Girl Scout year. From registration to supplemental insurance, to banking and camping - we've got your form covered. This tutorial is meant to help when planning and preparing for an activity that requires a form. For more help, please contact the Council office at 1-800-698-0022. This training is recommended for all Troop Leaders and Co-Leaders.