Where do I start?

Training for New Volunteers

All New Volunteers

All new volunteers should complete Steps 1 - 3 below. New Troop Leaders who have completed steps 1 - 3 below, skip ahead to Troop Leader Orientation





Step  1

Application, Screening and Registration

The success of Girl Scouting relies on careful selection and placement of volunteers.  In order to ensure the selection and placement of capable and qualified leadership, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond utilizes an application process. If you have not already done so, visit the Application page of our website to complete this process.  Application page

Step 2

GS 101

GS 101 is the first training step for new leaders. The easy-to-use Girl Scouting 101 introduces new volunteers to Girl Scouts’ inspiring national leadership experience, from Journey resources and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to cookie sales, safety guidelines, and much more. Spend about 45–50 minutes learning online—whenever you can fit it into your day. To access this training,  please visit the GSUSA training site. The password is: aboutGS101. Password is case sensitive. GSUSA training site
Step    3

Discovering Black Diamond


This training gives you information about the structure of GSBDC, support systems available to you as a Girl Scout volunteer, as well as history, tradition and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. All Girl Scout volunteers in a leadership position are required to take this training. Note: The video may take several minutes to load. We appreciate your patience

Length of video: 21.10 minutes

Discovering Black Diamond Video Training
Discovering Black Diamond Self-Study PDF

Discovering Black Diamond Self-Study Learning Log PDF

New Troop Leaders (in addition to steps 1-3 above)

New Troop Leaders/Co-Leaders
New troop leaders need additional information in order to help their troops experience the best Girl Scout Leadership Experience possible! Complete the trainings specific to your position to make this happen!  Troop Leader Orientation


 Still Want More?




The Girl Scout Leadership Experience Video Trainings

If you would like to enrich your Girl Scout Leadership Experience by adding supplemental trainings, we have a selection of online video enrichment trainings from which you may choose. online video enrichment trainings

Certification Requirements

For the safety of both girls and volunteers, some activities require extra training which results in certification. Visit our additional training page to find out what activities require certification and how to get certified. This page also includes Camping In and Fire Building self-studies.  Additional Trainings

In-person trainings and webinars

Black Diamond offers both in-person enrichment courses and webinars to assist you in bringing the GSLE to life within your troop! Visit our training schedule page to view our latest course offerings.  Training Schedule


Contact: Becky Pack, Adult Learning Manager
PO Box  415
Beaver, WV  25813
304-345-7722 ext. 1102