Core Leadership Requirements
For volunteers working directly with girls
The core trainings listed below provide a basic foundation for starting or working with a Girl Scout troop/group as part of the leadership team:
- Girl Scouting 101 (GS101): Self-paced online orientation prepared by Girl Scouts of the USA which provides an overview of Girl Scout organization, the National Program Portfolio, and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. (45 minutes)
- Girl Scouts of Connecticut Orientation: Review of GSOFCT’s Policies and Procedures, Safety Activity Checkpoints, troop/group management, finances, and Girl Scout program. You must complete all three modules to receive credit for completing this course.
- Volunteer Essentials Overview Module (32 minutes)
- Being Safety Wise Module (30 minutes)
- Troop Finances Module (22 minutes)
- Troop Start-Up: Provides you with information to get your troop up and running; organizing parents meetings, planning first troop meeting, etc. (1 hour 30 minutes)
- Basic Leader Training: provides tools for planning and carrying out troop/group programs. Offered in a three hour classroom setting.
Although Girl Scouts of Connecticut encourages two adults in every troop/group to complete Girl Scouting 101, GSOFCT Orientation and Troop Start-Up, at least one adult is required. This adult must be present at all times when meeting with girls.
Please note: You have up to three months from the start of your troop/group to complete the Basic Leader training course. Certain activities may.
See page 34 in Volunteer Essentials for a chart outlining these courses.