Want to give your new troop the best leadership experience possible, but don’t know where to start? Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri's New Troop Leader Learning Path, conveniently located in gsLearn, is where you will find everything you need to know to set up your new troop for success.
Completing this series of online courses ensures that troop leaders and assistant leaders are confident and competent at leading G.I.R.L.’s. The New Troop Leader Learning Path is comprised of five courses. Both the leader and assistant leader(s) in a troop are required to complete the first course, New Troop Leader Training, within 30 days of the course being assigned to them in gsLearn. The remaining courses in the learning path, while not required, contain indispensable information for new troop leaders and may be completed at their convenience, preferably within the first few months of becoming a leader/assistant leader.
Course 1: New Troop Leader Training (REQUIRED)
New Troop Leader Training is designed to help troop volunteers become comfortable in their new role by providing an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the basic structure of a troop meeting and examples of proactive planning.
Course 2: Troop Money Management
This course offers all the information and tips you need when opening a troop bank account, building your troop treasury and completing the Troop Year-End Report.
Course 3: Program Level Training
This training content helps troop leaders guide Girl Scouts through developmental stages and provide them with the best Girl Scout Leadership Experience possible, based on age-appropriate interests, abilities and needs. Choose the grade level most relevant to your troop.
- Program Level for Daisies
- Program Level for Brownies
- Program Level for Juniors
Course 4: Volunteer Toolkit Tutorials
Learn the basics of the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) in this GSUSA four-part video series for troop leaders and assistant troop leaders, including how to plan your Girl Scout year, manage your troop contacts, look up answers to safety questions, print meeting resources and more.
Course 5: Facilitating Virtual Troop Meetings
In this GSUSA course, learn about how to create and facilitate engaging virtual troop meetings. Be sure to check out the additional reference material section for more resources.