How to begin
Once you have submitted your online volunteer application and completed a background check, it’s time to begin your volunteer training. The Fundamental 3 provides an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, including the Girl Scout Mission, Council Goals, program processes and resources that support your success. These three classes are designed to introduce you to the basics of Girl Scouts so you feel comfortable in your volunteer role. Leaders and Co-Leaders must complete New Volunteer Training before receiving a troop number.
Once you have completed your required courses you may choose enrichment programs to meet their specific position or troop needs and interests.
You must make an 80% or better for all online courses. If you score below 80%, please review the required materials and retake the online exam.
New Volunteer Training
1. Girl Scouting 101
This online orientation provides an overview of the history and tradition of Girl Scouts.
2. Volunteer Essentials
This downloadable resource covers Diamonds Council policies and procedures. It highlights important information such as healthy development in girls, instructions on keeping girls safe, how to take trips, how to host events, and how to manage group finances for the Girl Scout Product Sales Program. It is a key resource for troop or group volunteers.
Safety Activity Checkpoints
Safety Activity Checkpoints discuss steps to take in advance of troop activity. It can be viewed online and is downloadable from the Diamonds Council Website.
The Volunteer Essentials Exam covers topics discussed in the Safety Activity Checkpoints and the Volunteer Essential booklet.
Click here to take the Volunteer Essentials Exam.
3. New Leader Fundamentals
This face-to-face class is designed to help new leaders feel comfortable beginning a new troop. This training covers troop start-up, finances and parent involvement. Check the Activities and Training Calendar for New Leader Fundamental training dates. Once your registration is received, you will receive confirmation of enrollment along with any other information you need to know about the course.
Child Care is not provided at training sessions. Please make arrangements before attending training.
For questions about training, please contact email@example.com.