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Required Training for Troop Leaders

 

Thank you for choosing to volunteer as a Troop Leader with the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Girl Scout troop leaders prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, all-girl, no-limits environment. Imagine the excitement, memories, and impact you’ll have helping your girls discover what interests them and how to make a difference in their world. With you as their  troop leader, they’ll go as far as their imaginations can take them.

In every Girl Scout troop, two or more leaders work with their girls to plan a progressive series of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, exploring science, getting outdoors, selling cookies, and doing community service projects. Troop leaders are supported by Friends and Family troop volunteers, online training and planning tools, a local team of experienced Girl Scout volunteers, and dedicated staff.

Below are the training requirements for the Troop Leader role.

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

Take this training online »

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 »

Leadership Jumpstart Online

This 30 minute online orientation covers the basics of being a Girl Scout leader, and gives new leaders the tools and information they need to begin meeting with their troop and co-volunteers right away.

Prerequisites:

GS 101 and Volunteer Essentials and Safety

Cost:

None

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Grade Level Training

Grade level trainings give critical insight towards working with girls at particular ages, and provide an opportunity for troop leaders to connect, learn skills, and share ideas. This course teaches adult volunteers about applying progression principles and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience with their girls.

Please Note: If you are a new troop leader, you’ll be directed to register for this in-person training by GSOSW’s Volunteer On-Boarding Specialist after you’ve completed all online training.

Prerequisites:

Volunteer Essentials and Safety, Troop Finance, and Leadership Jumpstart online trainings

Cost:

$5

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