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My GS


My GS is your Girl Scout home base and how you access other great tools to manage the Girl Scout experience for your family and troop! By logging into My GS in the upper right-hand corner you can:

  • Manage your Girl Scout membership and all the memberships in your household and troop(s).
  • Find exciting in-person and virtual events for your Girl Scout, your family, or your troop to attend.
  • Maintain your contact information, preferences and manage any changes within your troop.
  • Access essential tools like the Volunteer Toolkit and gsLearn to make your Girl Scout volunteer experience a breeze!

 

Volunteer Toolkit


The Volunteer Toolkit is your official source for delivering easy, fun troop meetings year-round! This fully customizable digital planning tool is accessible on any computer, tablet, or mobile device and provides you with Girl Scout program content, award requirements, and other resources.

Through the Volunteer Toolkit, troop leaders can:

  • Plan the troop’s calendar year.
  • View the troop roster and email families with one click.
  • View badges, Journeys and awards for all program levels including prepopulated tracks for younger and older Multi-Level troop groups (K–5 and 6–12).
  • Explore meeting plans that show a breakdown of every meeting, including a list of materials needed and editable time allotments for each activity within a meeting.
  • Record girls’ attendance at meetings and their badge and Journey achievements.
  • Add council or custom troop events to the troop’s calendar.
  • Enter the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).
  • Easily locate resources both national and local council resources, such as Safety Activity Checkpoints.

The Volunteer Toolkit isn’t just for troop leaders!
Caregivers and administrative volunteers can have access too.

  • Caregivers of Girl Scouts in a troop can see troop financial reports, download their attendance and achievement record and stay up-to-date on the great things the troop is doing throughout the year.
  • Individually registered Girl Scouts and their caregivers can access badges, Journeys and awards to take charge of their experience individually.
  • Administrative volunteers can see a demo version of the Volunteer Tookit to see all the programming available to troops and families, as well as provide support and training to their local volunteers.

Ready to learn more?
Check out the Volunteer Toolkit trainings in gsLearn before you start.Click on My GS in the upper right-hand corner to login and access gsLearn and the Volunteer Toolkit.

Caregivers
Check out our easy-access trainings available on YouTube!


gsLearn


gsLearn is Girl Scouts’ official online and on demand training platform. Confident leaders are prepared leaders, and these online learnings will give you all the info you need to be a great troop leader.

gsLearn isn’t just for volunteers! All members have access to this great tool. Click on myGS in the upper right-hand corner to login and check it out.

gsZoom


Zoom is an easy, reliable video conferencing and messaging platform with powerful security, that works across mobile and desktop devices. Safely meet with your Girl Scouts and families through virtual meetings to stay in-touch when meeting in-person is difficult. GsZoom is our unique partnership with Zoom organization to provide this essential product at a vastly reduced price point for our volunteers.

Think virtual meetings are for you? Contact us to get started!

 

 

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 in GsLearn 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
Brownie
PDF Learning Log
Junior
PDF Learning Log
Cadette
PDF Learning Log
Senior
PDF Learning Log
Ambassador    
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
Troop Safety

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

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 .

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.

Service Unit Rosters in Looker Training
Outdoor Videos
Product Sales Programs

New trainings will be added for Fall Product and Cookie Trainings when they are available!

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!