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)
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.