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Training for Troop Volunteers

We’re committed to providing a volunteer experience that’s enriching and impactful, and providing you with the necessities to make the most of your volunteer experience. We have a variety of resources and training opportunities for volunteers, both available on gsLearn and in person. 

To record your tranings, check out the Volunteer Learning Progression Chart.

gsLearn

gsLearn is Girl Scout’s online learning platform. This free platform houses a variety of learning modules that can be completed at your own pace, meaning you can start and stop at your convenience. You can access gsLearn through MyGS.

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Learning Paths in gsLearn

Explore all of the trainings available to you! Tap the name of the learning path to be taken right to gsLearn.


Girl Scout Safety

Safety first! Complete these courses to ensure your understanding of safety expectations and policies as a troop leader.


Girl Scout Program

This learning path is made up of courses to help you understand and navigate the Girl Scout program. Traditions, exploring badges, Journeys, and more can all be found here!


Girl Scouts Grade Level Guidance

In this learning path, you will find guidance for working with Girl Scouts in each age level.  As your girls progress, we recommend revisiting this section to complete the courses in the next age level.


Troop Trips and Travel

Complete this course before planning any troop outing beyond your regular meeting space. This is required for one leader per troop who is taking the adult lead on a troop trip.


Camp & Outdoor

In preparation for camp experiences, at least one troop leader or troop assistant is required to complete the appropriate training. Camp trainings are to be completed in the following order. See each course for details.

  • Troop Trips and Travel (see Troop Trips and Travel Learning Path)
  • Lodge Camp Training
  • Troop Camp Training

Check out the outdoor skills and knowledge courses to enhance your troop’s experiences in the outdoors.


Guide to Girl Scout Highest Awards

Through Highest Awards, Girl Scouts go above and beyond to make a difference in their community and the greater world. The skills and experiences girls gain along the way set them up for special recognition through the Gold (grades 9-12), Silver (grades 6-8), and Bronze Awards (grades 4-5). All three awards give girls the chance to do big things while supporting issues they care about. Is your troop ready to change their corner of the world through one of these awesome awards?


Going Virtual

We have ideas, best practices, guidance, and tools to help your troop continue to stay connected, have fun and learn together even when you aren't meeting in person.