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Use our home study learning courses so that you can use your “downtime” waiting in the car, for an appointment, or reading in bed to complete Girl Scout learning courses!
To get started click on one of the courses below:
This course will help you ensure that health & safety standards are followed to allow the girls safe & fun adventures and help you protect yourself legally. Must be taken before meeting with girls. You must have a copy of Council Resource Guide: Volunteer Essentials (each troop/group receives one free copy in the new troop materials or you may download by clicking here.
Core Leadership Series
There must be at least one adult in attendance at every troop/group meeting or outing who has completed Girl Scouting 101, Staying Safe, and Girl Scout Program). These courses must be taken prior to meeting with girls. We recommend that as many adults as possible take all core leadership series courses, as this will really enhance the effectiveness of the group. Three Processes One Powerful Program and Leadership Essentials are also highly recommended for your adult leadership team.
This course is no longer available in home study.
JOURNEYS TRAINING! An effective Girl Scout troop is not all about awards & cookies. The Leadership Essentials course provides information to help your girls develop leadership skills, and will teach you how to work with journeys. This course includes an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and teaches how to effectively partner with your girls to make their plans & goals a reality. You’ll also learn how to be able to see the impact you have on girls’ lives by thinking about outcomes. You must bring a copy of the adult and girl journey books for the grade level of the girls you work with (borrow a copy, or purchase from our retail shop). This is highly recommended within four months of your appointment as a Girl Scout volunteer.
This class is not available in Home Study
Working with Girl Scout Daisies
This course will provide you with tips & tools to ensure to have a fun program with your Girl Scout Daisies. Learn how to effectively partner with girls in grades K-1. Learn how to plan a meeting, what resources are available to help you and your girls enjoy their time in Daisies, and more. Bring your Adult and Girl journey book (any Daisy journey)
Working with Girl Scout Daisies Home Study course. You will need to download both the Home Study Packet and the Participant Notebook to complete this course.
To access the Working with Daisies Home Study Packet click here.
To access the Working with Daisies Participant Notebook click here
Working with Girl Scout Brownies
Learn how to effectively partner with girls in grades 2-3. Learn how to plan a meeting, how to involve girls in decision-making and planning, and available resources to help you and your girls enjoy their time as Girl Scout Brownies, and more. Bring your Adult and Girl journey book (any Brownie journey)
Working with Girl Scout Brownies Home Study course. You will need to download both the Home Study Packet and the Paricipant Notebook to complete this course.
To access the Working with Brownies Home Study Packet click here.
To access the Working with Brownies Participant Notebook click here.
Working With Girl Scout Juniors
Learn how to effectively partner with girls in grades 4-5. Learn how to plan a meeting, how to involve girls in decision-making and planning, Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Junior Journeys and Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, Junior uniform and badge placement, problem solving strategies and available resources for Girl Scout Juniors.
Home Study version of Working with Juniors. You will need to download both the Home Study Packet and the Participant Notebook to complete this course.
To access the Working with Juniors Home Study Packet click here.
To access the Working with Juniors Participant Notebook click here.
Are you planning events and activities for your Service Unit or Council? This class is required for volunteers running events where the person is responsible for the planning and implementation of the event and for the well-being of the participants. Check the council website for more information about which activities are considered events. Learn the logistics of planning, promoting, delivering and evaluating an event, as well as effective techniques for recruiting and working with a committee.
The Home Study Packets are currently under revision.
Click hereto download the Event Manager Home Study Packet
Click here to download the Event Manager Participant Notebook