Troop Start-Up Training
New troop leaders are encouraged to register for Troop Start-Up Training, where you'll review Troop Start Up with staff or service unit volunteers to get all the essentials for starting your troop meetings! Downloadable Troop Start-up Guide.
What is 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. This platform works on your phone, tablet or computer.
Where to Find it? From the main menu on the GSWO website, click on MyGS, select Volunteer Toolkit from the dropdown and then select gsLearn.
Troop Start-up: Getting Started and Next Steps is a required training for all new volunteers.
For guidance to get started in gsLearn, reference the gsLearn User Guide.
Our Leader Live Series is now available on our You Tube Channel. In these short videos new and returning troop leaders can learn from our staff and volunteers various aspects of Girl Scouts! Check out our playlist below.
Virtual Girl Scouts
As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto "be prepared"—and that includes when the unexpected happens. There are so many ways to encourage girls to learn, grow and experience life virtually. Join us as we explore all the resources we have to support troops in this new virtual experience
Teaching girls about money management and empowering them to make good financial decisions is part of troop financial management. We walk through some best steps in managing your troop finances for the year.
Service vs. Take Action
Did you know there is a difference between a community service project and a take action project? Join us as we chat about the ways you can take action in journeys.
Leaders join us as we talk about the resources that WAGGGS provides and how to get your troop to start thinking about Girl Scouts globally!
Leaders join us as we talk about ways to resolve some of those on-going conflicts that seem to pop up throughout the Girl Scout year.
Every Girl Scout grade level has different Journeys to choose from that include a service learning Take Action project. We’ll explore, discover and learn how you can help girls power a lifetime of leadership and success through Journeys.
Girl Scouts offer a variety of awards to recognize girls who have gone above and beyond to help other Girl Scouts or their community in a meaningful way. Join us as we learn about the leadership awards for newly started troops.
A flag ceremony honors the American flag as the symbol of our country and all the hopes, dreams, and people it represents. We’ll demonstrate a Flag Ceremony and answer any questions that you have as you plan for your troop to hold their own.
Girls of every grade level shape their experience by asking questions, sharing ideas, and using their imaginations. When girls play a critical role as decision makers in the planning and implementation of their activities, they are more engaged. Join us as we discuss how to make things girl-led by grade level.
Learn about how to find and use important GSWO Resources available to all of our volunteers. Resources include: Volunteer Essentials, Program Events Guide, Safety Activity Check Points and G.I.R.L. Resource Center.
An investiture ceremony welcomes all new members to Girl Scouts, while a rededication ceremony is a great way for returning members to kick off the troop year and renew their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Join us as we demonstrate one of each of these ceremonies.
Parents and caregivers want their girls to have fun, be inspired, take risks, learn about themselves and the world around them. That’s why its important to get families to pitch in and play an active role with the troop to help enhance their girls experience. Tune in to learn more about engaging your troop families.
The Family Giving Campaign is a way to engage caring Girl Scout parents/caregivers and volunteers in providing financial support to enable girls and adults to achieve the Girl Scout mission and goals.