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Training and Resources

As a member of the Trop Leadership Team, you have command access to adult learning courses to help you deliver a safe, fun, and successful Girl Scout experience. GS-TOP works with our volunteers to make sure they have all of the resources they need. 

Step 1: Get Signed Up

Complete registration, Volunteer Application and Background Check. Then complete the GSUSA welcome video/knowledge check you receive via email.

Step 2: Required Training

After you have signed up, you will receive an email with the link to connect you to our adult learning portal. Where you can view the “New Member Orientation ” (NMO) video. This video is required for Troop Leadership Team members, this class provides new leaders with the basic information about our council plus the mission, purpose and history of Girl Scouts. After you complete this class, your Girl Scout adventure begins.

First Aid/CPR is required for at least one member of the troop leadership team. (A troop parent who is a nurse/EMT may serve in this role)

Recommended Training
  • Leadership Essentials This webinar or in-person course is geared for the troop leadership team and provides the knowledge to begin your Girl Scout journey with a troop. You will explore the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, troop safety information, money management, navigating your Volunteer Toolkit, and finally best practices for leading a troop meeting. You may come back to this course at any time to review and refresh. This course is supplemental, not required. Prerequisite: New Memeber Orientation Video
  • Girl Scouts 101 
  • Review 10 Essential Elements to Troop Experience

Important!  Before doing anything with your troop outside your regular meeting place, check Safety Activity Checkpoints and Volunteer Essentials for guidance. Failure to do so may invalidate the accident coverage provided with Girl Scout membership.  

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Next Steps


Step 3: Hold a parent/caregiver meeting.

Step 4: Apply for a Troop Bank Account.

Step 5: Make sure all your girls are registered and your troop is set up online.

FINAL STEPS: Continue training, use the Volunteer Toolkit to plan meetings/activities, START MEETING WITH YOUR TROOP!