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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.

Girl Scouting 101 (English or Spanish)
Becoming a Volunteer in GSNorCal
Welcome Session
Forming Your Troop/Group
Registering Your Troop/Group
Meeting With Parents/Guardians
Money Matters
Safety-Wise
Girl Scout Program
Meeting With Girls
Three Processes One Powerful Program
PCI - Information Protection - PayAnywhere
Working With Girl Scout Ambassadors


Girl Scouting 101 (English or Spanish)

This course provides an overview to the Girl Scout organization, including Girl Scout pathways (various ways that girl and adult members participate), resources and support available to volunteers, the Girl Scout Mission, Promise and Law, the benefits to girls of participating in the Cookie program (builds financial literacy skills), some basic safety requirements, and an overview of the Girl Scout program for girls. Must be taken before meeting with girls. (Course time-45 minutes)

Online Learning
Click here to take Girl Scouting 101 (English or Spanish) Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Becoming a Volunteer in GSNorCal

This course will acquaint you with our council and the resources available to support you. We'll introduce you to registration and screening requirements for adults, where to find answers to your questions, and who will help you along the way.  (Course time- 27 minutes)

Online Learning
Click here to take Becoming a Volunteer in GSNorCal Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Welcome Session

The Welcome Session lasts about 30 minutes. At your Welcome Session you’ll receive your registration materials, a Council Resource Guide: Volunteer Essentials, and a copy of our Choices Activity Guide, as well as lots of other great information. At least one adult from your group needs to attend, however co-leaders are welcome. Your CDD can help you schedule your Welcome Session - Welcome Sessions are available by arrangement only.

Upcoming In-Person Classes

None scheduled at this time...

More Welcome Session in-person classes...


Forming Your Troop/Group

This course will acquaint you with the steps to Forming Your Troop/Group - how to find girls and adults, who can help you, and answer some of your basic questions. (Course time- 21 minutes)

Online Learning
Click here to take Forming Your Troop/Group Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Registering Your Troop/Group

NEW COURSE- NOW AVAILABLE. This Course will cover registration basics and will also offer a step by step guide on  how to register and manage your troop online using eBiz our online registration system. (Course time- 20 minutes)

Online Learning
Click here to take Registering Your Troop/Group Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Meeting With Parents/Guardians

This course serves two purposes - it provides an agenda and everything you need to know to host your first Parent/Guardian meeting, but it also is a great place to answer new volunteers' FAQs - how much does Girl Scouting cost, what do I buy at the beginning, how do you structure the adult leadership of the troop, etc.   (Course time- 30 minutes)

Online Learning
Click here to take Meeting With Parents/Guardians Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Money Matters

This course covers Chapter 5 of the CRG:  responsibilities of a Troop Treasurer, how to open a bank account, financial literacy skills for girls, funding for Girl Scout troops, information protection responsibilities, and FAQs about Girl Scout money.  (Course time- 30 minutes)

Click here to take a 6 minute mini-tutorial on how to complete your Troop Finance Report (TFR)

Online Learning
Click here to take Money Matters Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Safety-Wise

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. (Course length- 50 minutes)

Online Learning
Click here to take Safety-Wise Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Girl Scout Program

This course covers Girl Scout program basics, including program resources (books), and how the journeys and other activities fit together.  Also covered is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and how to incorporate it into every activity in Girl Scouting for "fun with a purpose". (Course time - 30 minutes)

Online Learning
Click here to take Girl Scout Program Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Meeting With Girls

*New Online Course Available!

This course will prepare the new leader to meet with girls for the first time. This course will acquaint the new leader with how to create a welcoming, inclusive, safe space for girls; parts of a Girl Scout meeting; how to involve girls in the planning process for the year; tips for managing conflict and resources that will be helpful for the new volunteer. (Course time 40 minutes)

Online Learning
Click here to take Meeting With Girls Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Three Processes One Powerful Program

NEW!   Fun, Interactive Training Course Offered!

We have all heard of the Girl Scout Learning Experience, but what is it?   The GSLE consists of Three Processes – Girl Led, Learning by Doing, and Cooperative Learning.  The processes help make Girl Scouting unique and powerful and they are what make Girl Scouting fun for girls!  

The Three Processes: One Powerful Program was designed to help you understand exactly what the processes are and how they benefit girls.  You will be able to transfer what you’ve learned to all other Girl Scout activities, implement the processes in age-appropriate ways, and become more confident partnering with girls.   This two hour course will provide hands on learning using Girl Scout Journey activities.

 

This class is offered in person only.

 

 

Upcoming In-Person Classes

 

3 Processes, 1 Program - San Jose
San Jose
Mon, Apr. 28, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

More Three Processes One Powerful Program in-person classes...


PCI - Information Protection - PayAnywhere

If your troop/group will accept credit card payment for product sales items, this course is a must.  You will take a short module on protecting private information, then agree to the privacy protection terms.  Then, you'll be launched to the Pay Anywhere module and upon completion will be able to set up your Pay Anywhere account.   

Online Learning
Click here to take PCI - Information Protection - PayAnywhere Online!

This class is not offered in-person


Working With Girl Scout Ambassadors

Learn how to effectively partner with girls in grades 11-12. Learn about the Girl Scout Leadership Experiences, Ambassador Journeys and Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, how to involve girls in decision-making and planning, problem solving strategies and available resources for Girl Scout Ambassadors including the Gold Award. (Course time- 28 minutes)

You may also want to take these mini tutorials designed just for Teen Advisors

The above courses are required pre-requisites before attending an in-person Teen Advisor Round Table Discussion.

 

Online Learning
Click here to take Working With Girl Scout Ambassadors Online!

This class is not offered in-person