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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 customercare@gssef.org

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Volunteer Essentials

Orientation training is 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.

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Troop Essentials

Troop Essentials is an orientation class for new Girl Scout leaders. It provides 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. This class will inform and inspire you in your new role as a Troop Leader.

Register for the online Troop Essentials orientation today.

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VTK Training Videos

Superpower Your Girl Scout Troop Year with the Volunteer Toolkit
Learn how this fully customizable digital planning tool can save you time and energy all year long, so that you can focus on unleashing the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in her, ensuring she has every opportunity she deserves to build a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure.

Superpower Your Girl Scout Troop Year with the VTK - Vimeo 

Superpower Your Girl Scout Troop Year with the VTK - Youtube

Setting Up Your Year Plan
Welcome to the Explore Tab! This video introduces how volunteers use the pre-built or select your own year plan options from the Explore Tab.

Setting Up Your Year Plan - Vimeo

Setting Up Your Year Plan - Youtube

Setting Meeting Dates Times and Locations

Learn how to set reoccurring meeting dates, times and locations using the Manage Calendar link.

Setting Meetings - Vimeo

Setting Meetings - Youtube

Customizing Your Year Plan

This video goes over the year plan tab and all of its features such as changing meeting dates, adding activities and other tools available. 

Customizing Your Year Plan - Vimeo

Customizing Your Year Plan - Youtube

Meeting Plan Overview

See what the Meeting Plan Tab does and everything it has to offer. This shows the tools available and how to customize the agenda with activity options.

Meeting Plan Overview - Vimeo

Meeting Plan Overview - Youtube

 

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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 marcomm@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:

  • Register as an Adult Girl Scout: register online here. Follow the steps online to complete the the related volunteer forms.

  • Complete Girl Scouting 101, access this online training module here: Password: aboutGS101. 

  • Attend Volunteer Essentials Training within 60 days of appointment: click here to register online for this training.

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 2018 here. Please also refer to Volunteer Policies and Procedures here (updated Sept. 26, 2017).   

Safety Activity Checkpoints

 Read or download Safety Activity Checkpoints (updated May 2019).

If a Safety Activity Checkpoint does not exist for an activity you and the girls are interested in, check with the 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 customercare@gssef.org. You may also consult the GSSEF Volunteer Policies and Procedures and Volunteer Essentials Manual for additional information.