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Training Requirements for Leaders

At Girl Scouts Louisiana East we want to prepare our adult leaders to facilitate learning for the girls the best way possible. We hope to tap into your special talents and abilities to create a wonderful experience for you and the girls. Pre-registration is required for all courses, and only currently registered members of Girl Scouts of the USA may participate in adult learning sessions.

If you would like to:

Take this course:

Volunteer to work directly or indirectly with girls, i.e. Troop Leaders, Camp, Series, Event, Travel or Virtual Pathway Volunteers.

Volunteer Orientation – face-to-face orientation with a volunteer (Coach or Service Unit Administrator) or staff member (Troop Support Specialist), focusing on getting your new troop started. This session is scheduled by the volunteer or staff member once your registration and background check are completed. If you need orientation and have not been contacted, contact Customer Care at 1-800-644-7571 or use the Contact button on the top of the website. After completing this session, volunteers may begin meeting with girls.

Volunteer as a Troop Leader, Assistant Troop Leader, Camp, Series, Event, Travel or Virtual Pathway Volunteer directly mentoring girls.

Successful Leader Learning Series - Through this on-line course, troop leaders will receive an introduction to Girl Scouts and gain insight into how Successful Girl Scout Leaders:  —Incorporate the 'Girl Scout Way' into thoughts and actions, —Know and apply GSLE when working with their troop to develop G.I.R.L.s, —Create a safe, inclusive, girl-led space which embraces troop diversity, —Understand and execute council specific guidelines around troop operations, —Begin guiding their troop into outdoor activities. 

  • Modules 1-4 should be completed within 60 days of starting the troop/group meetings.

  • Module 5 (Getting Your Troop Outdoors) should be completed when you begin to think about planning your first camping trip.

Take a troop/group on an outing. Must be a registered and screened adult volunteer.

First Aid & Adult/Child CPR/AED (Level I First Aid) consists of hands-on, lecture and visual information on administering CPR and first aid to adults and children.*required of at least one adult volunteer working with a troop or group.  Does not have to be the troop or assistant troop leader. Must be completed within 60 days of starting the troop.

Take a troop/group on a day or overnight camping and/or outdoor cooking experience. Must be a registered and screened adult volunteer

Camping Skills

  • Camp Prep & Paperwork – e learning online session getting you ready for your camp session.

  • Camp Ready – e learning online session ensuring your troop/group is ready to camp

  • Basic Camping-overnight at Council campsite or approved outdoor site.

  • *required of at least one adult volunteer working with a troop or group before planning a day outing with a cookout or a camping trip. Does not have to be the troop or assistant troop leader. Must be completed at least 60 days prior to outing.

Gain more knowledge and skills while working directly or indirectly with girls.

Any or all of our Enrichment Courses offered throughout the year: Take Action, Advanced Outdoor Cooking, Geocaching……and more!