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Thank you for volunteering! Without you, none of this would be possible.

We want to help you have a great Girl Scout experience. We provide all the tools and trainings you need to have a great year! Below, you will find required volunteer and troop leader training videos, optional, topic-specific training videos, and handy toolkits.

Girl Scouts of USA Volunteer Welcome Video

For training credit, complete the knowledge check.  

Get your volunteer experience started now! Learn more about our local council.

Required Troop Leader Training

You wouldn’t try to build a house without a hammer and nails! The trainings below are the “hammer and nails” you need to build your troop leader skills. The videos are short, fun, and interactive! View them at your own pace in your own space. There is also a PDF of each training for you to download as a handy reference tool. To receive training credit, please be sure to complete the registration for each video.

Troop Financial Management

Provides you with an in-depth look at Black Diamond's financial policies, as well as giving you step-by-step guidance on how to make troop money management easy!

Video PDF Learning Log
Grade Level Training

Choose the Grade Level Training video for your troop to get all the info you need for a great year!

Grade Level Training Video Self Study Quiz
Daisy PDF Learning Log
PDF Learning Log
PDF Learning Log
PDF Learning Log
PDF Learning Log
Safety Training

This video gives you the basics of keeping your Girl Scout troop safe!

Video PDF Learning Log
Child Abuse Awareness Training

This essential training helps you spot the signs of possible child abuse, gives you info on how to report any suspicious behavior, and how to keep your girls and yourself safe. This training must be repeated every 3 years.

Video PDF Learning Log
Volunteer Toolkit Training

Support Your Troop

Product Sales Programs

2019 Fall Product Program Training

To receive Volunteer Training Credit:

  1. Use the link below
  3. Enter the code at the bottom of the screen during the video.

Beginning the Journey

Take an in-depth look at the Journeys books through this short video and find ways to make the most memorable Journey possible with your troop!

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting

Take a tour of The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook to find out how!

Three Processes

How do you incorporate the Three Processes into your troop meeting? This video shows you how!

Take Action

Would you like to learn more about how to create a Take Action Project? Watch our short, interactive Take Action video.

Girl Scout Traditions

What is a friendship circle? When is World Thinking Day? What is the Girl Scout motto? Find out basic Girl Scout Traditions in this video!

Venture Out!

Whether you’re an outdoors expert (or the furthest thing from it), you can learn practical tips and tricks, read other volunteers’ stories, and explore the joys of taking girls outside with Venture Out!, a fun, interactive “outdoor” adventure made possible by GSUSA’s Elliott Wildlife Values Project. Go to Girl Scout University to view the video!

Camping In Self-Study

This course is required in order to hold overnight activities with a troop. It is also a prerequisite to Camping Out. Camping In is available as a self-study online or paper copy. To receive certification in Camping In, the Camping In Certification Request must be completed and submitted.

Fire Building Safety

By completing the self-study below, you will be certified to build a simple camp fire that does not involve outdoor cooking with your troop/group. Download the self-study PDF, watch Introduction to Fire Building, then complete and submit the Fire building Activity Specialist Certification form.You will receive an activity specialist card in the mail within four weeks.

Outdoor Videos
Activity Specialist

Webform to submit Activity Specialist General recertification form

Additional Training Opportunities

Volunteer Training Guide

2019-2020 Fall Training Guide - Check out all the great outdoor and indoor trainings coming soon around the Council!