Required Volunteer Training
Volunteer Orientation: After completing the application and background check, newly welcomed volunteers participate in an orientation prior to beginning in their new role. The orientation, typically in-person, is required for Co-leaders, BFF Facilitators and other leadership roles. Orientations are coordinated by a council representative and take care of teaching new volunteers all of the “essential details,” like building a Girl Scout troop.
- Simply Successful Overnights: A three-hour session that
prepares participants for planning and facilitating a safe group
overnight Girl Scout experience, such as a sleepover, lock-in, or
hotel/motel overnight. Also address cooking with girls using
standard household kitchen appliances.
Successful Camping: Overnight session where participants learn to
plan and facilitate a safe group Girl Scout camping experience in a
lodge, cabin or tent. Topics include meal prep and fire building.
Prerequisite: Simply Successful Overnights or comparable legacy
outdoor education course.
- Simply Successful
Camping Extended: Includes SSC and more in-depth compass skills,
small craft/waterfront orientation, hiking around the camp, and your
choice of one of: floating lunch, expansion of instruction, and more
outdoor cooking. Prerequisite: Simply Successful Overnights or
comparable legacy outdoor education course.
Role Specific Training
Volunteer for Girl Scouts Series and
Events: A streamlined version of Girl Scouting 101
created specifically for those who commit to short-term volunteering
(such as series or events).
Adult Learning: Learn how to adapt your facilitation style to
accommodate ways that an adult can learn. This course gives you the
skills necessary to conduct Girl Scout adult learning courses and
well as create course that are adaptable by other
- Service Unit Encampment