Girl Scouting 101 is a national online orientation introducing all new volunteers to our organization. It includes information on the history of our movement, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (National Program Portfolio), program resources, cookies and safety tips. This course is offered online and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Welcome, Girl Scout Volunteers!
You belong to a network of nearly one million adults who share an important commitment: Preparing girls to lead successful lives.
Now you can prepare yourself to be a more successful volunteer!
This is your one-stop training spot! Here, you will find a breakdown of all learning opportunities!
(required for all troop/group co-leaders)
Girl Scout 101
There are two different options to complete the next two leadership courses:
Classroom Sessions - we offer a variety of in-person, hands-on trainings to enrich your Girl Scout experience and knowledge. You can register for these training courses here (if offered) or through the New Troop Trainer in your service community.
On-line Training Videos - these are available anytime so you can take them at your leisure. You will be asked to complete a survey questionnaire at the end of each course to fulfill the requirement.
Girl Scout Leadership Experience
From the backyard to the backcountry, Girl Scouts has a long, storied, and successful history of getting girls outdoors. In fact, many Girl Scouts tell us “camping trips” are one of the best things about their Girl Scout experience. It’s true: connecting with nature in a girl-led setting is a big benefit of belonging to Girl Scouts.
This training introduces the basic knowledge you will need to take your girls outdoors. It is interactive, educational and completely online. This is also the pre-requisite for all Outdoor Training as well as the Camp Recertification Booklet.
This training is required for any volunteer wanting to participate in an outdoor experience with girls, such as:
- Any day activities in the outdoors and/or
- Sleeping overnight in a structure with NO outdoor cooking or campfires
Training Fee: No Fee for this course
All participants attending this course must be registered volunteers with the GSUSA
Get Outside - Online Basic Outdoor Training
Troops must have a Girl Scout trained Troop Camper to accompany them on any camping trip. The Troop Camper must work with the girls prior to camping to prepare them for the trip which may include, but not limited to: packing, meal planning, activities, badges and safety.
Trainings required to get outside and camp with the girls:
1) Get Outdoors – Basic Outdoor Skills – Training Method is Virtual
- This is required for Any Volunteers wanting to participate in an outdoor experience
2) Camp Out Level 1 – Outdoor Skills – Training Method Virtual and In-Person
- This next step is required in addition to step 1 for Any Volunteers wanting to participate in outdoor experiences and Camping
- Complete Virtual Training
- Attend 1-day in person training
Please Note: Both virtual trainings must be completed prior to attending the in-person training.
Training required to go primitive camping with the girls:
- Camp Out – Level 2 – Advanced – Training Method In-person
- Get Outdoors Virtual – No fee
- Campout Level 1- Virtual and In-person - $20.00 per participant
- Campout Level 2- In-person - TBD
All participants attending this course must be registered volunteers
with the GSUSA
Tagalongs are not permitted at trainings
Below find the detail definitions, registration steps and dates.
Get Outdoors - Basic Outdoor Skills
Campout Level 1 - Outdoor Training
RE-QUALIFICATION WORKBOOK PROCESS
Re-qualification ensures the Troop Camper has engaged in the policies and outdoor camping skills with the girls.
2020 policy for recertification:
The policy of Girl Scouts of Citrus is a Troop Camper will re-qualify every 2 years. Volunteers may re-qualify by attending continuing education camping and outdoor skills workshops or attend Outdoor Skills Level 2- Advance.
Outdoor Skill Re-Qualification Assessment will only be available until June 1, 2020 for anyone that had taken the prior Outdoor Skills training. At that point it will only be valid for 1 year.
Outdoor Skill - Re-qualification