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.
Troops must have a Girl Scout camp trained adult accompany them on
camping trips and work with them prior to the camping trip to prepare
the girls on what to except in the outdoors, what to pack and what
they want to eat!
There are various levels of troop camping. Below are the
definitions and dates for those trainings.
Outdoor Skills - Cabin Camping
Outdoor Skills - Tent Camping
Outdoor Skills - Advanced Camping
Outdoor Skills - Backpacking
Outdoor Skills - Re-Qualification