Girl Scouting 101 is a 45-minute, self‐paced online orientation to Girl Scouting for new volunteers. Girl Scouting 101 applies to all volunteers. , whether working directly with girls or behind the scenes. Girl Scouting 101 is broken down into eight parts:
You will be able to view Girl Scouting 101 from any internet-connected computer. To access this online course, go to http://training.girlscouts.org and the password is (aboutGS101), it is case sensitive. You will need to know the name of the council, Girl Scouts North East Ohio, because you’ll have to select it when you get started.
Volunteering for Girl Scout Series and Events is a 25-minute, self-paced, streamlined online orientation to Girl Scouting. Volunteering for Girl Scout Series and Events is intended for volunteers who are new to Girl Scouting and is an abbreviated version of Girl Scouting 101, especially designed with volunteers who are volunteering in a series or event pathway. Volunteering for Series and Events is broken down into six parts:
You will be able to view Volunteering for Series and Events from any internet-connected computer. To access this course, go to http://training.girlscouts.org and the password is (volunteer), it is case sensitive. You will need to know the name of the council, Girl Scouts North East Ohio, because you’ll have to select it when you get started.
(approx. 30 min)
A practical, informative session for new volunteers, conducted by experienced volunteers from your own community – this session is full of information about “who’s who and what’s what” in the Girl Scout community where you live. During Welcome to the Service Unit you will be introduced to the local volunteer service team directory, find out when and where the local leader meetings are held, hear about events for your girls which are planned and held in your local community. This important, tactical, session is held in your own community on an as-needed basis. If you need help setting up this session, contact your Service Unit Director or CME.
A practical, informative session for volunteers is conducted by volunteers and/or Girl Scout staff on an as needed basis. This job-specific session is full of practical, need to know, information about a specific position and is where you will receive the information about dates, times, locations, and contact information. If you need help setting up a session contact your CME.
This course provides an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, including the Girl Scout mission and the 10 Elements of a successful Girl Scout troop. It provides essential, need to know topics like how to identify and locate tools, resources and other volunteers to assist you in running a successful troop, appropriate troop finance management, how to handle conflict in the troop, and how to engage girls and their families. This course is designed to introduce you to the basics to Girl Scouts so you feel comfortable in your volunteer role. This is one of the required trainings for Troop Pathway volunteers in an appointed position (Girl Scout leaders, co-leaders, service team members, council trainers/facilitators, committee members). Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101 and Welcome to the Service Unit (formerly known as Welcome to Girl Scouts).
This training will give you an understanding of how to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience with girls at different age levels, the age-level characteristics, how to effectively include girls the planning process, troop government, as well as troop and behavior management. You will review tried and true tips & savvy tools to ensure a fun and rewarding program for both you and the girls in your Girl Scout troop. Bring your Adult Guide and Girl Journey book (any one of the three Journey books you choose, for the age-level, will do). As girls progress through the age-levels it is required that at least one volunteer take the appropriate age-level course. Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101, Welcome to the Service Unit (previously called Welcome to GS), and if possible, Troop FUNdamentals.