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Volunteer Training & Resources

Online Courses Through gsLearn

Introducing gsLearn – an online training platform for active volunteers! Access courses on-the-go, track your progress, and more by signing into your MY GS account and clicking on the gsLearn logo.

If you are not able to access gsLearn after logging into MyGS, please contact Customer Care at customercare@gssc-mm.org for assistance.

Below are some of the Learning Paths and Courses you may find on gsLearn:

Co-Leader Certification (CLC) Program Learning Path: The CLC Program is required for all new co-leaders and is a welcome refresh for returning leaders! The Co-Leader Certification Program will empower you to become the confident leader of girls you signed up to be. The modules will provide you with knowledge and skills necessary for the troop year ahead—and beyond!

Juliette Mentor Guide: A Girl Scout Juliette is a girl who participates in the Girl Scout program on her own, with your guidance. Since she is not affiliated with a troop, she needs a mentor who supports her as she explores her Girl Scout experience. The Mentor Guide is recommended for all Juliette mentors.

Enrichment courses: Want to learn how to implement troop government with your girls? How about the important steps to deescalating conflict with other volunteers? Have you ever wanted to explore the tried and true Girl Scout traditional songs, ceremonies, crafts, and special days? Enrichment trainings on these subjects (and more!) are available in a variety of formats to fit your needs.

Outdoor Training

Register for all upcoming outdoor trainings through our events page.

Intro to Cabin Camping: Learn what you need to know to introduce your girls to camping. This course will emphasize meal planning and preparation, use of kaper charts, propane stoves, fire safety, knot tying, knife safety and Leave No Trace ethics. This is a hands on course where you will prepare and eat a full meal. Intro to Cabin Camping is a pre-requisite for Tent training.

Basic Troop Tent Camping: Learn what you need to know to take your girls tent camping. This course will emphasize knowledge of outdoor skills such as fire building, tent pitching, varied outdoor cooking techniques, and campfire programs. This is a hands on course where you will prepare and eat a full meal. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Cabin Camping Training, 5 hour course or previous Sleep In training.

Hybrid Camp Training: Learn what you need to know to introduce your girls to camping. This course will emphasize meal planning and preparation, use of kaper charts, propane stoves, fire safety, knot tying, knife safety and Leave No Trace ethics, fire building, tent pitching, varied outdoor cooking techniques, and campfire programs. This is a hands on course where you will prepare and eat a full meal.

This is a blended learning opportunity for EXPERIENCED campers.  This course will be long and have a lot of information.  Only for adults with lots of previous experience outdoor camping.

Facebook Learning Channel

The Learning Channel exists to empower Girl Scout adults to facilitate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through learning opportunities and idea-sharing. It offers volunteer training opportunities, troop tips, and the capability to network with staff and volunteers about your needs in real time. Like and follow the Facebook Learning Channel by clicking here.

Manuals

Co-Leader's Guide to Success

Volunteer Essentials – Encyclopedia of Girl Scout volunteering

Safety Activity Checkpoints – Safety instructions for a variety of Girl Scout activities 

Blue Book of Basic Documents – GSUSA Key Organizational Documents
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Planning Resources

Volunteer Essentials – Encyclopedia of Girl Scout volunteering.

Journey Overviews – Take a look inside each Journey series to help your girls decide which book is the right fit for their interests.

First Four Meetings — Daisies

First Four Meetings — Brownies

First Four Meetings — Juniors

First Four Meetings — Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors