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Training and Resources

As a member of the Troop Leadership Team, you have command access to adult learning courses to help you deliver a safe, fun, and successful Girl Scout experience. GSTOP 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. 

New Leader Learning Path: The learning path consists of information, digital resources, and electronic resources to help troop leaders be successful in their volunteer role. New Leader Learning Path is offered via Zoom only. Check the events calendar for scheduled dates and time to register for an upcoming class.

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.)

gsLearn Platform

gsLearn is a digital training platform that empowers learners to complete training when and where works best for them. Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains and GSUSA courses are available online covering a variety of topics.

How to access gsLearn:

In most cases, every registered adult memberw ith a completed membership registration for the current membership year will have access to gsLearn. If you do not have access after following these steps, please reach out to customer care.

  1. From the GSTOP homepage, click the MY GS at the top right hand of the page.
  2. Login to MY GS using the same username and password used to register or renew your Girl Scout membership.
  3. If you are not already there, click the "My Account" gold button at the top of the screen.
  4. Select "gsLearn" along the lefthand navigation bar.
  5. After agreeing to the terms and conditions in the pop-up window, you will have access to gsLearn.

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.  


New Troop Leader 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!