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Training

Training

Our Adult Training courses and workshops can greatly enhance your Girl Scout Volunteer experience. Need your required volunteer training? Want to learn about how to organize your troop for the year? Yearn to learn songs and ceremonies you can teach your girls? Have no clue what a SWAP is? Fear not, fearless leader! Training for all of this and more is available. The available classes are currently being offered online.

Check out our Events page for our current offerings and online registration. For your convenience, online registration for classes is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For questions, email  volunteer@gssef.org

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Volunteer Essentials

Orientation training is a required for all new leaders and must be taken within 60 days. By taking this first step in your leadership experience you will gain essential knowledge of the policies and procedures of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. Know the do’s and don’ts of GSSEF!

Get just about everything you need as a Girl Scout volunteer, including basic facts and forms, as well as tips on planning outdoor activities, managing troop finances, promoting safety, arranging trips, selling cookies, and more. Read or download Volunteer Essentials Manual here. Also, please read or download Volunteer Policies and Procedures here.

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Troop Essentials

Grade-level training is for new Girl Scout leaders. Grade-level training offers grade-level specific information on how to set-up your troop – from deciding when, where and how often to meet and how to’s on managing troop finances, to working with parents and planning engaging troop activities. This class will inform and inspire you in your new role as a Troop Leader.

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Enrichment Classes

These classes are offered to enhance your experience and add to your leadership “toolbox.” Be sure to check out classes that will prepare you to lead the girls in a new skill like camping, canoeing or archery. These classes are offered throughout the year. 

Resources
 
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Linking Leaders – E-Newsletter

Linking Leaders, a monthly e-newsletter, has been created just for leaders of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. This e-communication features lots of information that is specific to the important role you play as leaders and mentors to the girls in our Council. It is sent via email on a monthly basis to leaders. If you do not receive it and would like to subscribe to Linking Leaders, send an email to kdillon@gssef.org with your name, troop number and email address.


The following steps must be completed by each adult before being appointed to a Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida volunteer position:

Check out these online resources and training courses that you can access whenever it’s convenient for you.

Girl Scouting 101

Class is in session—whenever you’re ready! This self-paced, 45-minute course is your online orientation to Girl Scouting, and is required for all volunteers before starting a volunteer position. Just sign in to get started. 

Volunteer Essentials

Get just about everything you need as a Girl Scout volunteer, including basic facts and forms, as well as tips on planning outdoor activities, managing troop finances, promoting safety, arranging trips, selling cookies, and more. Read or download Volunteer Essentials Manual here. Please also refer to Volunteer Policies and Procedures here.   

Safety Activity Checkpoints

 Read or download Safety Activity Checkpoints.

If a Safety Activity Checkpoint does not exist for an activity you and the girls are interested in, check with council before making any definite plans with the girls. A few activities are allowed only with written council pre-approval and only for girls 12 and over, while some are off-limits completely. If you have a question about a SAC requirement, or activity approval, please email volunteer@gssef.org. You may also consult the GSSEF Volunteer Policies and Procedures and Volunteer Essentials Manual for additional information.