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Volunteer Training

Welcome!

Here is where you will find trainings, information and materials for your role as a volunteer. Please complete the trainings required for your USAGSO volunteer position below.

ALL USAGSO VOLUNTEERS (required)

The following are required videos for all USAGSO volunteers. These trainings are designed to introduce you to volunteering with USA Girl Scouts Overseas.

 

 

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TROOP LEADERS
New Troop Leader Training (required)

In addition to Girl Scouting 101 and Overseas Girl Scouting 101, new Troop Leaders are required to read through our New Leader Guide to Success and view both Part 1 & 2 of the USAGSO’s New Troop Leader Training.  The guide and trainings are designed to prepare you for your new role supporting Girl Scouts.

New Leader's Guide to Success

New Troop Leader Training Part 1

New Troop Leader Training Part 2

Join the USA Girl Scouts Overseas Volunteer Facebook page to receive important volunteer updates and network with other troop leaders living overseas.

Back to Troop Workshop

View this webinar recording to help you get ready for the new Girl Scout Year!  

Troop Scoop LIVE

October-May.  4th Tuesday of the Month.  8:00 PM JST (and depending on the time of year, either 12pm CET or 1pm CEST).

Each month we will be exploring different Girl Scout programs, opportunities, and events.  Attend the live webinar or listen to a recording sent out in the monthly Troop Scoop.

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Troop Leader Tips

Watch these videos to learn more about supporting girls and creating a strong Girl Scouting experience for your Troop.

 
OCMT MEMBERS

Overseas Community Management Team members lead the Girl Scout Movement in their local Overseas Community.  These volunteers work closely with their local Troop-level volunteers, communicate with USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and build community partnerships

OCMT 101

Are you a new Overseas Community Management Team Member (OCMT)?  Find out all about OCMT’s and the important role they serve in supporting Girl Scouts Overseas.  

Training: OCMT 101

Don't forget to follow along with Part One of the OCMT Guide to Success.

OCMT Planning Workshop

Get your OCMT ready for the new Girl Scout Membership Year!  This ½ day workshop is designed to strengthen leadership teams and inspire you to begin planning your Girl Scout Membership Year. Join the USA Girl Scouts Overseas OCMT Facebook page, gather your team, and start planning. Not able to attend a live workshop?  Not a problem.  Gather your Overseas Committee Management Team and lead your own workshop using our OCMT Self-Guided Planning Workshop.

 

The BOOM LIVE

October-May.  2nd Tuesday of each Month.  8PM JST and depending on the time of year, either 12PM or 1PM CET.

OCMT members are invited to stay abreast of events and information with the Best of OCMT Monthly LIVE webinar.  Can’t attend the scheduled time?  Not a problem.  Recordings will be made available in the BOOM newsletter.

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MORE TRAININGS
Outdoor Training

Thanks to a grant from the Elliott Wildlife Values Project, we’ve created six new outdoor skill-building videos especially for volunteers newer to Girl Scouts and older Girl Scouts as they take younger girls outside. The videos can help volunteers give girls a sense of empowerment in the outdoors, show them how to use natural resources more wisely (including respecting our environment and wildlife), and help them become lifelong stewards of the land and our natural resources.

Learn practical tips and tricks, read other volunteers’ stories, and explore the joys of taking girls outside with Venture Out!

Learn more about Leave No Trace through the Center for Outdoor Ethics.

VTK & MyGS

The Virtual Toolkit & MyGS provide you with all the tools you need to register, plan troop meetings, view rosters, and communicate with parents.  Check out these resources to learn more about these invaluable online tools.

MyGS & Volunteer Toolkit Webinar

Tips & Tricks Webinar

Highest Awards Training

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are the Highest Awards Girl Scouts can earn for completing a Take Action project.  Girl Scouts, volunteers, and parents are invited to learn more about these awards and the requirements to earn these.

Learn about highest awards for Juniors through Ambassadors and how they can be earned with USA Girl Scouts Overseas. Highest Awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold) Training.

Go for the Gold!  Find out how Seniors and Ambassadors can earn the Highest Award. Go for Gold Training.

More About Girl Scouting

Want to learn more about Girl Scouting?  Participate in these training options to find out more about Girl Scouting programs, the GSLE, and ways you can support girls through Girl Scouting!

Juliette Gordon Low: Take a look in the life of our founder to inspire and remind us why we serve the Girl Scouts Movement!

Leading Songs:  Get inspired to get the girls singing!

Volunteering for Events & Activities: This streamlined version of GS101 is ideal for short-term volunteers.

Additionally, USAGSO offers a number of trainings throughout the year and those trainings are accessed through our USA Girl Scouts Overseas YouTube page.

We highly recommend watching the videos on that page, as well as revisiting it to see what new videos have been posted.