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Release the Leader in You...Become a Council Trainer

  • Girl Scout Council Trainers play a crucial role in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • By showing adults who work with girls how to deliver the program, you empower them to provide girls an exceptional Girl Scout Leadership Experience while impacting their own
  • Council Trainers have the opportunity to develop strong facilitation, speaking, organizational and management skills

With a lot, little or no Girl Scout experience you can make a valuable impact in the Girl Scout Movement in the following training areas:

  • Basic Leadership Training
  • Outdoor Training
  • Service Unit Administration Training
  • Personal & Professional Development Training

Apply to be a Council Trainer:
1. Read the Council Trainer Position Description below.
2. Submit a Council Trainer Application.
3. Submit Council Trainer Reference Form. (3 per applicant)

Once the HR Training & Volunteer Support Manager has received your application and references you will be contacted for an interview.

For more information email JackieBostic@gsksmo.org


Volunteer Position: Council Trainer                                             Printable Version
Department: HR Training & Volunteer Support
Appointed By: HR Training & Volunteer Support Staff

Summary: The Council Trainer is responsible for delivering courses, workshops, and resources to individuals and/or groups of volunteers in order to orient, prepare, and support them throughout their appointment. The nature of this position is to provide indirect service to girls.

Term of appointment:  The Council Trainer is appointed for a one-year term that is renewable upon completion of an evaluation process. 

Support: The Council Trainer receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the HR Training and Volunteer Support staff.


  • Maintain council facilitator status, as defined by council policies and procedures including attending a facilitators meeting once per year.
  • Coordinate courses, workshops, and resources to volunteers in assigned jurisdiction according to learning strategy set by regional team and council staff.
  • Apprentice with a current council learning facilitator or staff member.
  • Work in partnership with co-facilitators and council staff.
  • Communicate effectively and deliver learning sessions to the individual or group.
  • Facilitate courses as needed each year. (The number of courses may vary.)
  • Create and maintain a positive learning environment using a variety of tools to meet needs of all learners.
  • Complete and submit course evaluations, surveys, attendance sheets, and self-evaluations as instructed.
  • Be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout Mission, Promise and Law.
  • Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas & Northwest Missouri and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Qualifications & core competencies:

  • Girl focus: Empower girls to lead activities, learn by doing, and cooperate with others on current issues that involve their interests and needs, while having fun.
  • Personal integrity: Demonstrate dependability, honesty, and credibility.
  • Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.
  • Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.
  • Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Additional requirements:

  • Must become a registered member of Girl Scouts.
  • Must complete a volunteer application and pass a background check 
  • Must submit 3 training references.
  • Have an interest and comfort level in teaching adults.
  • Experience in education and/or adult education a plus.
  • Attend the Facilitating Adult Learning course.
  • Group-facilitation and group-management skills a plus
  • Experience in developing curriculum a plus

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform volunteer jobs with the council whenever possible.