How to Become A Leader

Become a Girl Scout Leader Checklist

1.  Complete each of the following forms:

•  Adult Membership Form

 Volunteer Application

 Background Disclosure and Authorization form

2.  Schedule your New Leader Orientation Webinar by registering here or call 800-490-8653 ext. 130

3.  View GSUSA’s Online Girl Scouting 101 orientation at the following website:

  http://training.girlscouts.org/

•  Password is aboutGS101 (case sensitive)

4.  Receive Appointment/Agreement confirmation from Council representative

Nut Sale Troop Leader in Troop 3099

5.  Register for and attend required training:

•  Leadership Essentials (LE1) – within 3 months of appointment
•  Program Level Training – within 6 months of appointment

6.  Meet and plan with Co-Leader, obtain Troop list from Council

7.  Hold parent meeting, register all troop/group girls and adult volunteers

8.  Make plans and hold first troop/group meeting

9.  Attend Service Unit meetings

10.  Complete all other required leader training:

Trip Planning: prior to taking girls on certain field trips and overnight events

First Aid/CPR training: required for most Girl Scout trips

Outdoor Training: prior to taking girls on outdoor overnights or outdoor cooking

Extended Trip Planning: prior to taking girls on trips lasting more than 72 hours

Enrichment Training: classes are offered to enhance your Girl Scout leadership experience

Volunteer Carousel: full-day of leader enrichment classes offered annually in the fall

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