Adult Learning Opportunities

Being a volunteer can be a rewarding experience, but it can also provide you with many learning opportunities.  We strongly encourage volunteers to take advantage of the fun workshops provided as enrichment classes or at adult events to enhance your knowledge and the program you provide to girls. To view available courses, visit Adult Learning & Events in C.O.R.E. 

The Guide to the Adult Learning Program can help you learn more about available courses and other requirements for Girl Scout activities.

New Volunteer Required Training

Girl Scouting 101

This online GSUSA training provides an introduction to Girl Scouting and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This course is required for all new leaders and co-leaders. Password: aboutGS101.  


Volunteer Essentials

This course, which is instructor-led, builds upon the GSUSA online orientation and is an introduction to your local resources. This course is necessary and beneficial for all adult volunteers providing program to girls, including leaders, co-leaders, administrative team members and event directors. To register, please contact your area membership director. Volunteer Essentials is the national handbook for adult volunteers who serve in any of the Girl Scout Pathways. This resource is provided to new volunteers when they participate in a Volunteer Essentials course.


Ongoing Volunteer Training

First Aid/CPR 

  • Each Troop is required to have a certified adult who can render First Aid/CPR when camping and/or on trips.
  • First Aid certification requirements vary by the authorizing organization. Both components must be current for certification to be valid.  


Outdoor Skills

  • At least one adult is required to have Outdoor Skills training, which includes an overnight portion, in order to meet the Safety Activity Checkpoint requirements for daylong outdoor activities, camping and outdoor cooking experiences.  Re-certification is required every 5 years.



  • Examples: Badges and Signs, Songs, Crafts, Ceremonies, Bridging, Games, etc.
  • Enrichment Workshops are a vital part of the development and learning experience of a leader. Parents, troop committees, and Girl Scout administrative volunteers are encouraged to take advantage of adult development opportunities.


Optional Learning Opportunities

Girl Scouts Leadership Experience

Online Leadership Essentials


2014 Spring Leaderee Workshop Descriptions