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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

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.

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

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 is required for all volunteers who work directly with girls, and must be repeated every 3 years. You can do the online training and complete your training credit form online, or you can read the printable training and take the attached quiz and mail it to Council. The quiz has also been separated out for your convenience. There is a quiz after the video with questions for review. You may want to take notes!

Video Printable Training and Quiz
Printable Quiz
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
Managing Troop Finances

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!

Online Course PDF Learning Log
Safety Training

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

Video PDF Learning Log
Volunteer Toolkit Training

Support Your Troop

Activity Specialist

Webform to submit Activity Specialist General recertification form

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!

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.

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!

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.

Looker Training for Service Unit Rosters
looker training
Outdoor Videos
Product Sales Programs

Please contact Customer Care for trainings.

Take Action

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

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!

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!

Additional Training Opportunities

Volunteer Training Guide

2020 Spring/Summer Training Guide - Check out all the great outdoor and indoor trainings coming soon around the Council!