This section is still under construction, as we are working with our
facilitators to transition from in-person event to virtual workshop
delivery. More to come later!
Academy attendees will
receive full workshop information, prior to the event, to help you
prepare. Pick your workshops live on September 26, as you attend this event.
Beyond Core: Introduction to Program Aide (PA) Specialties
Help your older Girl Scouts go beyond Program Aide Core and pursue
their passions, interests and build on their expertise through Program
Aide Specialties. Join us to learn more about Program Aide Specialties
and how you can facilitate specialized leadership trainings virtually.
Citizen Science: Science with Everyday People
You are a scientist! Yes, really – and so are your Girl Scouts! In
this workshop session, we’ll dive into the Think Like a Citizen
Scientist Journey. You’ll check out resources you can use to support
your Girl Scouts in earning the Journey awards as they contribute to
real scientific research, and we’ll explore what it means to Take
Action as a citizen scientist. You’ll leave prepared to lead girls
through the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey and coach them
through a successful Take Action project centered on a scientific
issue they’re passionate about
Four Hour Pledge: Engaging Parents Virtually
Learn how to engage adults in the troop to provide additional
support! In this session, you will learn how to encourage caregiver
involvement in Girl Scouting, while still letting girls lead! This
training will focus on best practices for engaging adults in a virtual world.
Girl-Led in a Virtual World
Girl-Led activities are the secret sauce of Girl Scouting. When
girls step up and take ownership of their decisions, they grow into
confident leaders who can make informed and empowered decisions—a
valuable skill they will carry throughout their lives. This workshop
will focus on how to keep the girl-led leadership in a virtual world.
We will discuss ideas on how to include the girls in the planning
process, building troop practices and structures to include girl
voice, and giving girl’s space to create and run their programs while
The Girl Scout Difference
When we think about what makes Girl Scouts stand out from other
organizations its not just our program but how we as adults engage
with our girls through the program. We will discover and discuss the
importance of reflection and identify ways you can use it to provide
an impactful and powerful experience!
gsLearn: Unlimited Training Possibilities
Have you heard of gsLearn but not really sure what it is? Join us
for a virtual informational workshop and live demo to learn more about
this user-friendly, online learning management system that makes
training more accessible, more frequent and done at your own pace!
Giving… Girl Scout Style*
"I hope this can help some girls join Girl Scouts and they
enjoy it as much as I do!"
We know that Girl Scouts give back, and this program introduces
girls to the concept of philanthropy and how it can change the world.
Girl Scouts Give teaches girls how to use their time, talents, and
treasure to give back to their Girl Scout Sisters. Learn more about
the program and how your troop can participate, including exciting
changes for year two of the program!
Going for Gold!*
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most highly regarded award in the
world for girls. Join us for an informative session designed to
introduce you to the Girl Scout Gold Award. Participants will learn
what it means to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the benefits of going
Gold, what's required, the process and the resources available to
support our Girl Scouts throughout their Gold Award Journey.
Having Fun in a Virtual World*
Are you trying to find ways to keep your troops engaged and having
fun while meeting virtually? Join me in learning fun games, ice
breakers and easy techniques to keep your girls interested and
interacting while meeting in a virtual environment.
How to run a troop meeting virtually via ZOOM
Want to meet virtually with your girls, but need a little help? Here
leaders will learn tips and tricks for conducting an effective troop
meeting virtually. Leaders will also have a chance to walk through
zoom to feel more comfortable with basic meeting controls and features.
How to Take Girls on a Hike Virtually
Ready to share the great outdoors with your girls, but working in a
virtual setting? No problem! We'll learn a variety of ways to take
girls into the outdoors without leaving their own homes in this
I’m New Here-Lingo, Learning & Laughs
New to Girl Scouts and feeling a little lost between the lingo and
traditions? What are all these acronyms - VTK, WAGGGS, JGL, TP103,
Silver and Gold? Come learn and laugh with us as we explain the
wonderful world of Girl Scouting and what you need to know to feel
more confident to delve into this fabulous journey with your troop,
your troop families, and most importantly, the girls!
Leading Girls in Cybersecurity
You don’t need a certification to help girls learn about computer
science and staying safe online! Cybersecurity is an ever-growing
field with a lot of everyday significance. Girls are more online than
ever, making it essential for them to understand how devices connect,
what precautions they can take to keep their information secure, and
how they can help others use cybersecurity safeguards. In this
interactive session, you’ll learn about the Cybersecurity badge series
and try your hand at online and unplugged activities that you can use
to guide your Girl Scouts.
Recognizing Our Amazing Volunteers*
Adult recognition awards are a great way to celebrate volunteers who
have had a positive impact on girls and our Girl Scout Movement. This
workshop we will discuss award criteria, review nomination deadlines,
and highlight the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Bring ideas
for an outstanding volunteer you may want to volunteer for an award!
Simplify Virtual Planning with the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)
Learn how this fully customizable digital planning tool can save you
time and energy in planning meetings and events for your Girl Scouts
all year long, so that you can focus on the girls! VTK ensures that
she has every opportunity she deserves to build a lifetime of
leadership, success, and adventure.
Sing Your Heart Out*
Join us for a session filled with song! We will share and practice
songs that you can lead with girls, volunteers, service units and
more! Come with your singing voices ready (perfect pitch not required).
What is a Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere?
SWAPS are a Girl Scout tradition that are as popular today as they
have ever been. In this session, we'll share the history of this
tradition, SWAP etiquette, and several SWAP project ideas for girls of
all grade-levels. Everyone will make a few SWAPs of their own and
leave with lots of ideas to take back to your troop
Teambuilding for Everyone
Looking for ways to build teamwork within a group? Whether it's for
your troop, service unit, or troop parent volunteers, everyone will
pick up a trick of the trade in this fun-filled session!
*These workshops will be available after Co-Leader Academy on gsLearn.