This course will provide you with a solid framework of information to start working with a Girl Scout troop. Council 101 will provide you with the basics on holding your first troop meeting, volunteer responsibilities, how to engage girls, trip planning, keeping girls safe, troop money management, and more.
Girl Scouting has a longstanding history and tradition of introducing girls to the wonders and majesty of nature through day and overnight outdoor adventures. Girls learn leadership skills as they plan trips and work together to make their trip a success. They discover their strengths, connect with their team and take action as they learn about preserving our valuable natural resources. Is your troop planning to go tent camping? Are the girls eager to make s'mores over the camp fire? If so, then at least one registered adult present at the activity will need to have completed Outdoor Adventures Training.
Check out the fun, easy-to-follow online training that gives you everything a volunteer needs to know about Cookie Season and how to help girls get the most from their experience. All NEW troop cookie sale managers are required to complete the VIP Cookie Sale Training. It's available 24/7 so it fits your schedule. After completing this course, you will be able to help girls in your troop carry out the cookie sale in an enthusiastic, safe, and timely manner. Who's the VIP? You're a VIP - Very Inspiring Person!
For many activities, Girl Scouts recommends that at least one adult volunteer be first-aid/CPR-certified. For that reason, if you have the opportunity to get trained in council-approved first-aid/CPR, do it! Try to take age-specific CPR training, too—that is, take child CPR if you’re working with younger girls and adult CPR when working with older girls and adults. Click here for more information on keeping girls safe during Girl Scout activities.