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NEW LEADER EXPRESS
This in-person training provides new troop leaders with the basics to get a Girl Scout
troop up and running for the year. Many dates and locations are available. New leaders should complete a volunteer application and criminal background check before registering for training. This course is required for all new troop leaders. View more info on the steps to becoming a troop leader.

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This training is for veteran volunteers leading troops of older girls.



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Troop Programs & Activities

FIRST AID / CPR
Emergencies require prompt action and quick judgment. For many activities, Girl Scouts recommends that at least one adult volunteer be first aid/CPR certified. It is required for any overnight trips, camping or high risk activities.

CAMPING 101
This online course will teach you the basics you need to know to plan a fun, safe campout with your troop in a building or cabin with modern conveniences (kitchen, bathroom). You can complete the online course any time prior to making your camping reservation.
This in-person training is hands-on camping fun and teaches the skills you need to take your troop camping in a camp unit (permatents or A-frames) or primitive unit where you will be cooking over a campfire. 

Leaders will learn how to implement the Wonders of Water Journey (Brownies), the Get Moving Journey (Juniors) or the Breathe Journey (Cadettes) into their troop year.

SMALL CRAFT SAFETY- CANOEING CERTIFICATION
This is the current Safety Activity Checkpoints requirement for a canoe trip leader. With this certification you will be able to facilitate a canoeing experience for girls without the assistance of a guide. Learn the skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to canoe emergencies, and gain the knowledge to assist your troop in planning and implementing a canoe outing. This certification covers flat water canoeing and is valid for a three-year period. Please note that this is a safety and rescue certification course, not a canoeing skills class.

SMALL CRAFT SAFETY - KAYAKING CERTIFICATION

This is the current Safety Activity Checkpoints requirements for a kayak trip leader. With this certification you will be able to facilitate a kayaking experience for girls without the assistance of a guide. Learn the skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to kayak emergencies, and gain the knowledge to assist your troop in planning and implementing a kayak outing. This certification covers flat water kayaking and is valid for a three-year period. Please note that this is a safety and rescue certification, not a kayaking skills class.

Get certified in both Canoe AND Kayak Small Craft Safety at the same workshop.

Prerequisites for Small Craft Safety:
In order to complete the pretest, you will need to demonstrate the following:
•    Float or tread water for 1 minute without a life jacket.
•    Swim any stroke for 25 yards without a life jacket.
•    Swim any stroke for 25 yards while wearing a life jacket.
•    Demonstrate proficiency of canoe/kayak paddling skills
•    Safely launch and control a canoe and/or kayak using the proper strokes while paddling forward and backward, turning, stopping and holding position.
•    Paddling will be done solo, either alone in the canoe/kayak or with a non-paddling partner to help balance the canoe.
If you have questions, please call 816-859-3016.

Product Sales Programs

Cookie Program and Candy, Nuts & Magazines Program training information can be found on our Product Sales pages.

Service Unit Events & Management

If you’re joining the local service unit team, your training will be provided by staff or volunteers working in your region. Learn more about service team positions and access the current training manuals for each position.

Day Camp Training
Training is offered to both new and returning Day and Twilight Camp volunteers from late January through March.