Volunteer Training and Development
Volunteer learning is offered in varied methods to best meet your unique learning styles: written resources, face-to-face learning, interactive online learning – and additional methods are being developed and tested all the time.
One of our favorite volunteer development series are IGNITE leadership retreats. These are half-day, full-day, or weekend-long conferences that offer a variety of workshops to enhance your leadership skills. Each IGNITE offers different workshops for new and experienced leaders so that you can keep coming back year after year.
Online Courses Through gsLearn
Introducing gsLearn – an online training platform for troop leaders! Access courses on-the-go, track your progress, and more by signing into your My GS account and clicking on the gsLearn button.
The first time you log in, it may take up to 30 minutes to see the courses that are available to you. The GSKH Required Training for Troop Leaders Learning Path as well as GSUSA’s Successful Leader Learning Series are now available for all active volunteers. In addition, volunteers will be able to upload certifications from external providers such as First Aid/CPR, Lifeguard, and others.
All trainings are available to all members and some are designated to be taken by volunteers serving in specific roles in the council. Details are provided in the training descriptions.
Should a module not appear, click on the screen to initiate.
*If you do not see a gsLearn Option after logging into MyGS, please contact Customer Care at 1 (888)686-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Below are some of the Learning Paths and Courses you may find on gsLearn.
GSKH Required Training for Troop Leaders Learning Path
Includes Introduction to Troop Management, Financial Management, Safety Wise and First Aid/CPR. First Aid/CPR must have an in person testing component and can be completed with a GSKH/National Safety Council course or through another provider. The First Aid/CPR course provided in this learning path allows you to upload a certificate for a course completed with another provider for approval.
Experienced Troop Leaders who have already completed ITM, FM, and SW training in person or via the previous online video series *do not* need to complete them again in the gsLearn system.
Checking account signers who are not also Troop Leaders only need to complete the Financial Management course.
GSKH Financial Management
This course is required for all Troop Leaders, Troop Product Sales Managers, Service Unit Treasurers and Product Sales Organizers, and any volunteer who will be a signer on a checking account.
Safety-Wise: Keeping Your Troop Safe is encouraged for ALL volunteers who work directly with girls – including Troop Support Volunteers and Event Volunteers. It is required for Troop Leaders, Product Sales Managers, Event Coordinators, and select Service Unit LEAD team positions.
GSKH Bridging 101
This course will give you an understanding of the steps required to help girls bridge to the next level of Girl Scouting.
There will be short supplement modules to explore a variety of topics. Our Volunteer Learning team is creating even more online learning modules—so stayed tuned for updates!
Need a hand?
For technical help or other questions, email us or call 1(888) 686-6468.
Supplemental & Advanced Learning Opportunities
Badge Resource Kits
IGNITE: Fall, Winter, and Spring workshops
IGNITE: Leadership Retreat
Outdoor and Adventure Learning Opportunities:
Outdoor Basics - Home Study
Small Craft Safety
Starwood's Activities - Challenge Course (low ropes), Traverse Wall, Telescopes
Required Training for Troop Leaders
Intro to Troop Management - overview
Intro to Troop Management - online video series
First Aid & CPR
Have a training request or want to become a trainer? Contact us at email@example.com.