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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.

As a Troop Leader, you’ll be a mentor and a cheerleader for the girls. You’ll work with both girls and parents to chart a course for fun, learning, and friendship. You’ll coordinate and organize meeting activities, family engagement, and help girls plan adventures which will help them discover things about themselves, connect with each other, and take action in their communities.

Below are the training requirements for the Troop Leader role.

GS 101 Online
What’s in this training?

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

Fee:

None

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Volunteer Essentials and Safety Online
What’s in this training?

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

Fee:

None

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Versión en español »
Troop Finance Online
What’s in this Training?

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

 
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Versión en español »
Leadership Jumpstart Online
What’s in this Training?

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
What’s in this 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.

Prerequisites:

GS101, Volunteer Essentials and Safety, and Leadership Jumpstart

Cost:

$3

 

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Required training must be completed before you can begin your volunteer role. For answers to any questions, contact answers@girlscoutsosw.org.