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Required Training for Cookie/Product Managers

 

Thank you for choosing to volunteer as a Troop Product Manager (TPM) with the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Twice a year Girl Scouts participate in programs developed by GSUSA to provide them with opportunities to explore being entrepreneurs. Girls get a chance to discover what it takes to run a small business using in-person and online platforms to sell to their friends, family and community. The Fall Product Program and Girl Scout Cookie Program provide Girl Scouts with the opportunity to learn by doing. Every step that they take during these programs help them build skills they can use for a lifetime. Just like all Girl Scout program girls lead the way in the product sale programs. What makes the product sale programs so special is the coordinated effort of adults and girls in your community coming together to make these experiences possible. Troop Product Managers are integral to this process as they coordinate and organize troop sales, record-keeping and money handling, so that every girl can participate in this national program.

Below are the online training requirements for Cookie/Product Managers, which only need to be taken once and at any time.

Additional training must be taken by a TPM with their Service Unit Product Manager (SUPM) prior to the start of each product program in order to receive access to marketing systems and sales materials. Both fall and spring product programs have specific deadlines for troops to have met eligibility requirements in order to participate, which include online and in-person training. Please contact your SU volunteer team to get connected with the product manager for your service unit to receive deadlines and to schedule training.

GS 101 Online

This self-paced training, designed by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and conveys the vision, values, and goals of the Girls Scouts organization.

Prerequisites:

None

Cost:

None

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Volunteer Essentials and Safety Online

Volunteer Essentials and Safety covers vital information specific to volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. In this 30 minute self-paced course you’ll cover our mission and vision, volunteer expectations and resources, and general safety guidelines and procedures.

Prerequisites:

None

Cost:

None

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Versión en español »

Troop Finance Online

Troop Finance covers essential information on establishing and managing a troop bank account, supervising troop financial records, and guidelines regarding working with troop funds.

Prerequisites:

GS101 and Volunteer Essentials and Safety

Cost:

None

Take this training online »

Versión en español »