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Training

New Troop Advisors
Share in the fun and excitement as a Girl Scout troop advisor! Troop advisors work with other volunteers to help girls learn new skills, explore new adventures, make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime.

We’ve outlined the required trainings, enrichment opportunities, and needed information to help you make the most out of your time with the girls. We offer in-person and online options for New Troop advisors, so you choose what works for best for you!

Here’s what you need to do to get started as a new Girl Scout troop advisor:

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Complete your registration and complete your background check. 
 

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View the  Girl Scouting 101 video found below. 

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Once you've been cleared and approved as a troop advisor, review the New Leader's Guide to Success -- a printable guide for leading a Girl Scout troop.

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View the videos in the New Leader Training  section and take the associated knowledge checks for each video. For a list of  face to face training classes please view the training calander here

 

GS 101

Class is in session—whenever you’re ready! This self-paced, 45-minute course is your online orientation to Girl Scouting, and is required for all volunteers before starting a volunteer position. Just sign in to get started. Select Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas as your council. 

New Leader Training
First Aid/CPR

CPR/AED and First Aid: A first-aider is an adult volunteer who has taken Girl Scout-approved first-aid and CPR training that includes specific instructions for child CPR. All troop meeting and troop activities must have at least one adult volunteer in attendance that is first-aid/CPR-certified. 

The following health care providers may serve as Girl Scout First-Aiders if they hold current CPR certification: physician, physician's assistant, dentist, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, paramedic, military medic, or emergency medical technician.  Note: First Aid/CPR classes completed entirely online do not satisfy Girl Scout requirements for certification and do not offer enough opportunity to practice and receive feedback on technique.

 

Enrichment Workshops

Looking to learn more about an aspect of Girl Scouting? Let’s do it! Our Enrichment Workshops held at our Volunteer Conferences and offer workshops on badges, songs, crafts, ceremonies and bridging, games and more. See when Volunteer Conferences are scheduled

Outdoor Skills

Coming Soon!

Volunteer Toolkit Tutorials

Setting Up Your Year Plan

 

Meeting Plan Overview

Setting meeting dates times and locations

Customizing your year plan

Caregiver Dashboard

Service Units

 

Please read and view Volunteer Essentials  which is a resource for volunteers serving girls. This document offers information about the Girl Scout movement and traditions, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Journeys, healthy development in girls, how to keep girls safe, taking trips and hosting events, and how to help girls manage group finances, including details on Girl Scout Cookie sale.