For New Troop Leadership Volunteers (Leaders and Assistant Leaders)

Step 1:  Complete GSUSA’s Girl Scouting 101.  This self-paced online course will give you an orientation to the organization, information on being an effective leader, and information on programming for your girls’ grade level.  Access Girl Scouting 101 here (Note: accessing this class through eBiz rather than directly through the GSUSA website will ensure it becomes part of your training record). 

Step 2: Attend Troop Essentials. This orientation gives you an overview of GSWNY policies and procedures and everything you need to know to get your troop up and running.  You will also become familiar with Volunteer Essentials, the primary GSWNY volunteer resource. This training is conveniently scheduled in your area by local volunteers.  When you were approved as a volunteer, you received contact information for your local Troop Essentials volunteers.  If you need assistance, please contact your GSWNY Membership Manager.

Step 3: Within one month of your first meeting, complete GSWNY Grade Level training. This online training provides grade-level specific information on troop management, program options, planning troop meetings, and developing girl leadership. There is a grade level training for each Girl Scout level. (Senior and Ambassador levels are combined into Older Girl training.) The online training is a self-paced course. Access Grade Level Training here:  

Daisy Grade Level Training

Brownie Grade Level Training

Junior Grade Level Training

Cadette Grade Level Training

Older Girl Grade Level Training (Senior & Ambassador Grade Levels)

 

For Troop Volunteers

While there is no specific training for troop committee members (such as troop drivers or chaperones), all volunteers are encouraged to view Girl Scouting 101 and the appropriate Grade Level training.  The more training your parent volunteers have, the better they can effectively assist you and the girls!

 

For Returning Troop Leadership Volunteers (Leaders and Assistant Leaders)

Before the start of the new Girl Scout year, complete GSWNY Grade Level training for your new level. This online training provides grade-level specific information on troop management, program options, planning troop meetings, and developing girl leadership. There is a grade level training for each Girl Scout level (Senior and Ambassador levels are combined into Older Girl training). The online training is a self-paced course. Access Grade Level Training by clicking on the links above.