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Core Leadership Series

Girl Scouting 101 (English or Spanish)
(45 min.)

This course is only offered online.

Take this course before meeting with girls.

It is required for at least one adult in attendance at every troop or group meeting/outing to take Girl Scouting 101, Safety-Wise, and Girl Scout Program.

Becoming a Volunteer in GSNorCal
27 minutes

This course is only offered online.

Before Welcome Session

It is required for at least one adult in attendance at every troop or group meeting/outing to take Girl Scouting 101, Becoming a Volunteer, Money Matters, Safety-Wise and Girl Scout Program.  Highly recommended for all troop/group adults.


 

Welcome Session
(30 min.)

This course is only offered in-person.

Your Welcome Session is a 30-minute meeting with a council representative (volunteer or staff member).

Please schedule your Welcome Session after you’ve taken GSUSA Orientation.

Required for at least one adult from the troop or group (need not be in attendance at every meeting).

Forming Your Troop/Group
21 minutes

This course is only offered online.

After Welcome Session

Required for at least one adult or team  who will be responsible for forming a new troop/group.  Highly recommended for all troop/group adults who are starting up a new troop/group. 

Registering Your Troop/Group
20 minutes

This course is only offered online.

After the "Welcome Session" and "Forming Your Troop" and before "Meeting With Parents".

Required for at least one adult who will be responsible for ensuring that all girl and adult members are properly registered, and that all troop/group adults are properly screened.  Highly recommended for all troop/group adults who are starting up a troop/group. 

Meeting With Parents/Guardians
30 Minutes

This course is only offered online.

After Welcome Session - Step 3 of New Troop Checklist

Required for at least one adult who will be responsible for ensuring that all girl and adult members are properly registered, and that all troop/group adults are properly screened.  Highly recommended for all troop/group adults who are starting up a new troop/group. 

Money Matters
30 minutes

This course is only offered online.

When you have your troop number - Step 4 of New Troop Checklist

Required for at least one person on the adult leadership team for the troop, and the troop treasurer.  Highly recommended for all troop/group adults. 

Safety-Wise
(50 min)

This course is only offered online.

Take this course before meeting with girls, and after your “Welcome Session”.

It is required for at least one adult in attendance at every troop or group meeting/outing to take Girl Scouting 101, Becoming a Volunteer, Money Matters, Safety-Wise and Girl Scout Program.  Highly recommended for all troop/group adults.

Girl Scout Program
30 minutes

This course is only offered online.

After Welcome Session

It is required for at least one adult in attendance at every troop or group meeting/outing to take Girl Scouting 101, Becoming a Volunteer, Money Matters, Safety-Wise and Girl Scout Program.  Highly recommended for all troop/group adults.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting With Girls
40 minutes

This course is only offered online.

New troop volunteers are required to take this course as part of their core leadership series. This course is the last course in the series and is required to be taken after Girl Scout Program.

It is required for at least one adult in attendance at every troop or group meeting/outing to take Girl Scouting 101, Becoming a Volunteer, Money Matters, Safety-Wise, Girl Scout Program and this course.  Highly recommended for all troop/group adults.

Three Processes One Powerful Program


This course is only offered in-person.

It is recommended that you take this course within 4 months of meeting with girls.

It is highly recommended for at least one adult in attendance at every troop or group meeting/outing to take Three Processes, One Powerful Program.

PCI - Information Protection - PayAnywhere


This course is only offered online.

If the troop/group will be accepting credit card payments for product sales.

For at least one person in a troop/group when they will be accepting credit cards for product sales.

Leadership Essentials
(2 hours)

This course is no longer offered.
Working With Girl Scout Ambassadors
30 minutes

This course is only offered online.
Silver Award


This course is only offered online.

This course is currently under construction.  

Bronze Award


This course is only offered online.

This course is currently under construction.

Grade Level Courses

Core Leadership Series
15 minutes

This course is offered online, and as a home study course.

It is recommended that you take this module when your troop is bridging from Juniors to Cadettes, but you are welcome to take it whenever you feel it would benefit you and your adult volunteer team.

This is a prerequisite to the Teen Advisor Roundtable Discussion Session

Working with Girl Scout Daisies
(2 1/2 hours)

This course is offered in-person, online, and as a home study course.

Take a grade level course upon completion of the core leadership series, and as soon as possible after meeting with girls.

As girls progress through the grade levels it is recommended that you take the appropriate grade level course.

This course is not required, but it is highly recommended for at least one adult in attendance at every Daisy troop meeting/outing

Working with Girl Scout Brownies
45 minutes

This course is offered in-person, online, and as a home study course.

Take a grade level course upon completion of the core leadership series, and as soon as possible after meeting with girls.

As girls progress through the grade levels it is recommended that you take the appropriate grade level course.

This course is not required, but it is highly recommended for at least one adult in attendance at every Brownie troop meeting/outing

Working With Girl Scout Juniors
(1 hour)

This course is offered in-person, online, and as a home study course.

Take a grade level course upon completion of the core leadership series, and as soon as possible after meeting with girls.

As girls progress through the grade levels it is recommended that you take the appropriate grade level course.

This course is not required, but it is highly recommended for at least one adult in attendance at every Junior troop meeting/outing.

Working With Girl Scout Cadettes
15 minutes

This course is offered in-person, and online.

As girls progress through the grade levels it is recommended that you take the appropriate grade level course.

Working With Girl Scout Seniors
33 minutes

This course is only offered online.

Beyond Meetings Series

Fall Sale Training
33 minutes

This course is offered in-person, and online.

Troop Fall Sale Managers must complete this course before participating in the Fall Product Sale.  Print the certificate at the end of the course to show your Service Unit Fall Sale Manager.

Required for at least one adult per troop participating in the Fall Product Sale.

Cookie VIP Training
1 Hour

This course is offered in-person, and online.

Troop Cookie Manager and Troop Leaders should take this course before participating in the cookie program.

Required for at least one adult per troop before participating in the 2014 Cookie Program.

Outings, Short Trips & Overnights
One Hour

This course is only offered online.

Before the troop/groups first outing, short trip, or overnight.

This course is required for at least one adult who will attend any outing, short trip or overnight (any activity where you will meet at a different location than regular troop meetings) and who is involved in the planning process with the girls.  You should take Safety-Wise before taking this course.  

Extended Travel
(2 1/2 hours)

This course is only offered in-person.

Take this course when planning trips of 3 nights or longer, national and international trips.

This course is required for troops planning a trip of 3 nights or longer, national and international trips

Troop Camping Certification
(6 hours+)

This course is only offered in-person.

Take Troop Camping Certification before troop cooks OR sleeps outdoors (or in shelters without electricity OR indoor plumbing)

Required of at least one adult who will attend the outing and who is involved in the planning process for the trip.  See course description for Equivalency "Test Out" information if you feel that you are an experienced camper with knowledge of Girl Scout processes and health and safety procedures and do not need the TCC course.

Troop Camping Certification PLUS
(6 hours+)

This course is only offered in-person.

This course can be taken to satisfy Troop Camping Certification requirements (includes TCC for a girl attendee also).

Take this course or Troop Camping Certification before troop cooks OR sleeps outdoors (or in shelters without electricity OR indoor plumbing)

This course or Troop Camping Certification is required of at least one adult who will attend the outing and who is involved in the planning process for the trip

Backpacking
Course length varies

This course is only offered in-person.

Take this course before backpacking.

Required of at least one adult who will backpack with the troop and who is involved in the planning process

Event Manager
(3 hours)

This course is offered in-person, online, and as a home study course.

Take this course before planning an event or camporee serving more than 50 girls.

Required of at least one adult for any event or camporee serving more than 50 girls

Mindset for Camp Staff
30 minutes

This course is only offered online.

Girl Scout Camp Staff

Health and Safety Series

CPR, First Aid
(6 hours)

This course is only offered in-person.

Take this course before serving as a Girl Scout First Aider for specified activities as outlined in the Safety Activity Checkpoints or when serving as the first aider for events.

Required of at least one adult in attendance for certain activities per the Safety Activity Checkpoints or when serving as the First Aider for events. Events with over 200 participants, require 1 Girl Scout First Aider per every 200 participants. Wilderness First Aid is required for activities or events located more than 30 minutes away from Emergency Medical Services.

Girl Scout First Aider
(60 minutes)

This course is only offered online.

Enrichment Series

Gold Award


This course is no longer offered.

This course is intended for girls preparing to work on their Gold Award, and for adults who are supporting them.  

Sparks


This course is only offered online.