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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.

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gsLearn is your one-stop shop for all of your online training, as well as other helpful tutorials. More information about gsLearn and how to log in can be found on the gsLearn page. If you are new to the troop leader role, then please complete the following trainings before attending a grade level training.

Required online training:

  • Volunteer Essentials
  • Troop Finance
  • Leadership Jumpstart
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

Find a training near you »

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

Find a training near you »