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volunteer training


Learn how to be a better leader

Join fellow volunteers for fun learning experiences, all designed to engage, educate and empower you!

Upcoming training dates can be found at events under Volunteer Training.

Meeting Plan Overview
Setting Up Your Year Plan
Setting Meeting Dates, Times and Locations
Customizing Your Year Plan

Required trainings:

  • GS101: GSUSA Volunteer Welcome Video
    A 45-minute self-paced online orientation to Girl Scouting.
  • GSGNY Leader's Guide to Success Training
    This is an in-person or webinar follow up training that includes all of the information needed to successfully run a Girl Scout troop (good for new leaders and established leaders who would like refresher) in NYC. Prerequisite: GS101.
  • Leadership Essentials for all New Leaders
    An introduction to the Girl Scout program, "Leadership Essentials" should be taken within one year of Getting Started. Prerequisite: Getting Started.

Outdoor/camping trainings:

  • Overnight Adventures & Beyond
    This course is mandatory for all leaders participating in any overnight trip or sleepover.
  • The Great Outdoors
    A training weekend that takes place at Camp Kaufmann. Prerequisite: Overnight Adventures & Beyond.
  • Troop Camp Certification
    Certification is achieved upon the completion of "The Great Outdoors" course.

Health & safety training

  • First Aid Safety & Community CPR Training
    In this comprehensive certification course participants will learn how to identify and care for a variety of medical emergencies.

Strongly recommended training

  • Enrichment Trainings 
    These activities and workshops, which change seasonally, are designed to enhance leadership abilities.
  • Growing Together Through COVID-19
    Established shortly before the Shelter-in-Place order was enacted in NYC, the Growing Together series seeks to provide meaningful, topical, and accesible support to adults living in NYC.

For more information on trainings, please contact Debbie Roman.