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Volunteer Training

We offer a variety of resources and volunteer training opportunities to help you become successful.

NEW! GSACPC Volunteer Academy

The GSACPC Volunteer Academy is your link to all Volunteer Training including online learning, live webinars, home studies and in-person courses. 

 Training and Forms needed for Girl Scout Troop Volunteers

The Girl Scout Volunteer Learning Path
 

STEP 1 – First

FIRST — Complete the Troop Leader Basic Training

  • Getting Started 
    This online course is required for all new troop leaders and co-leaders. The Getting Started course provides new volunteers with the essential information and tools to get started as a troop leader. Pre-requisite: none.
  • Troop Money Management
    The Troop Money Management course is required for anyone who is opening a troop bank account or who will be a signer on a troop account. Pre-requisite: None.
  • New Leader Welcome
    Get off to a great start by attending a New Leader Welcome class. In this fun class, experienced volunteers will welcome you to Girl Scouts, introduce you to how troop meetings work and provide you with essential information and resources to help you get off to a great start on your volunteer journey! Pre-requisite: None
  • Troop Program Basics
    This online course is required for all new troop leaders. Program Basics provides troop leaders with important information about uniforms, badges and awards, planning with girls, troop governance plus field trips and other activities beyond the meeting place. Pre-requisite: Getting Started recommended.
STEP 2 – Then

THEN — Complete certification courses to prepare yourself and girls for adventures beyond your meeting place.

  • First Aid/CPR 
    A Troop First Aider with the appropriate First Aid/CPR certification is required for any troop activity outside of the regular troop meeting including field trips, events, outdoor activities and traveling to and from events. Refer to Volunteer Essentials or visit the First Aid/CPR page to learn more about first aid requirements for Girl Scout activities. 
  • Troop Camp Certification Level 1 
    A Certified Troop Camper with level 1 certification is required for Girl Scout outdoor adventures including visits to natural areas, hiking, cabin camping and beginner level encampments. Level 1 Troop Camp Certification is available via live webinar or home study. Learn more by visiting the Troop Camp Certification page.
  • Troop Camp Certification Level 2 
    A Certified Troop Camper with level 2 certification is required for any Girl Scout outdoor adventures that include tent camping, campfires, outdoor cooking with a combustible fuel source (wood, propane or charcoal) and outdoor skills such as using pocket knives. Learn more by visiting the Troop Camp Certification page.
STEP 3 – Special Interest

Additional courses are available to help you enhance the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for the girls that you work with, such as:.

  • Girl Scout Ceremonies
  • Bronze and Silver Award Guidelines
  • Song Leading
  • Explore Outdoors
  • And more…

Visit the GSACPC Volunteer Academy to find special interest courses.