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Troop Leader Learning

Troop Leaders

We can’t change the lives of girl scouts without YOU!

We've got in-depth workshops to help you make the Girl Scout experience safe and fun. Check out the Troop Leader Progression to learn what workshops need to be taken when or review our Adult Guide to Learning Opportunities to find the right events for you!

Get Started as a Troop Leader

• New Leader Guide to Success
This guide contains everything you need to kickstart your first year as a new leader. It includes a helpful checklist, places to write down important contacts, information about our local council, and so much more. Access it here.

• New Leader's Learning Path - Required
Hit the ground running with this fun and informational online training. To begin your New Leader Learning Path requirements, please access gsLearn through your MyGS/My Account.

• Jump into Journeys
If you're ready to learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and using Journeys, this in-person workshop is for you! Check out upcoming workshops

• Girl Scout Inclusion Handbook
The Girl Scout Inclusion Handbook is a guide to help troop leaders welcome girl scouts with special needs into their troops. Together, we can make Girl Scouts a supportive place for all members.. 

Daytime Adventures

• Day Trip Planning - Required for activity
If your troop is excited to go on a field trip away from your meeting site for four or more hours, you'll need to complete Day Trip Planning! Attend an in-person workshop or complete the online workshop.

• First Aid/CPR - Required for activity
Nothing is more important than the safety of our Girl Scouts! If the Safety Activity Checkpoints requires a First Aider to accompany troops' chosen activity, the First Aid/CPR training is a requirement so that everyone can be safe. You can find a class near you (fire stations, hospital, parks and recreation and colleges often offer courses), check out chapter four in Volunteer Essentials for more information, or view available Girl Scout workshops.

• Build Your Outdoor Skills
Want to feel more confident in the great outdoors? We can help! Check out our upcoming outdoor workshops and select one that works for you.

Away for a Weekend ... or More!

• Basic Overnights (formerly called Indoor Overnight) - Required for activity
Does your troop want to go on an overnight for the first time, either inside or close to home? Complete this Online Learning Module. It's a great course to take three months before your overnight! (Pre-requisite: Day Trip Planning)

• Outdoor Overnight - Required for activity
To sleep outdoors and take a trip for two nights or less, attend an in-person workshop. It's a great course to take three months before your adventure! For those volunteers with extensive outdoor experience in the Pacific Northwest as well as significant outdoor leadership experience with children, we provide an equivalency process. You can apply for the equivalency process by completing the assessment in the Outdoor Overnight Equivalency course on gsLearn. (Pre-requisite: Day Trip Planning & Basic Overnights)

• Wilderness and Remote First Aid - Required for activity
If you're planning to take your troop more than 30 minutes away from emergency medical services, one adult with this certification must be present. This 16+ hour workshop is provided by a variety of National Certifying agencies. Check out chapter four in Volunteer Essentials for more details or view available Girl Scout workshops.