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New Leader Orientation & Level Essentials

New Leader Orientation is a one-time training that is required for all new leaders starting or taking over a Girl Scout troop in Orange County, CA. This orientation will cover the specific policies, standards and guidelines Girl Scouts of Orange County holds to each troop. 

Level Essentials: Girl Scouts offers six levels of program for girls in grades K-12. Troop Leaders are required to take a Level Essentials training for every Girl Scout level related to their troop--whether forming a new troop for the first-time or bridging to the next level.

Click on the training title below to learn more:

New Leader Orientation
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New Leader Orientation: Adult Learning (Training) is required for new Troop Leaders of all levels before your first troop meeting.

Prerequisites:  Girl Scouting 101 Online! A 45-minute interactive overview of Girl Scouting that is required for all volunteers before starting a volunteer position

Bring a 3-ring binder for training materials you will receive:

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Hold a parent meeting and discuss your expectations for the troop
  • Communicate with parents for delegation, help, and attendance purposes
  • Plan a basic troop meeting using the Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK), discuss uniforms, understand girl led-learning, review a sample meeting, and creating your year plan
  • Understand some of the traditions behind Girl Scouts
  • Discover G.I.R.L.  (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) ™
  • Follow up with your Service Unit team and attend your Service Unit Meetings
  • Plan for Product Sales
  • Begin to manage your troop finances
  • Find and use all the necessary forms for your troop
  • Understand your safety requirements and what you as a leader need in order to be compliant with Girl Scouts’ safety standards 
  • Know your next steps as a Troop Leader 

  Register now for an upcoming session of New Leader Orientation.

Daisy Essentials
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Daisy Essentials (Grades K-1)

Adult Learning (Training) is required for both the Leaders of the Girl Scout Daisy Troop within the first 3 months of appointment.


Prerequisite:
New Leader Orientation
Recommend viewing the Volunteer Toolkit videos

The Girl Scout Daisy Essentials gives leadership strategies and applicable tips specific to the Girl Scout Daisy level. This course has been developed with the help of volunteers, is trained by volunteers, and is intended for volunteers.

By the end of Daisy Essentials, you will be able to:

  • Use communication tools for Family/parent meetings, Email/texting parents/guardians, and Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)
  • Discover what a typical Daisy meeting might look like
  • Confidently use the Daisy Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, the Journey “how to guide” and girl book
  • Understand New GSUSA program: Taking the girls outdoors, Why it is important, Outdoor ideas, New outdoor badges and journeys
  • Know the difference between Daisy petals, badges and Journey awards
  • Earn Petals, patches and go to events that align to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE)
  • Manage safe troop meetings, events and outings appropriate for the Daisy level
  • Discover G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader)™
  • Plan troop meetings using the Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)
  • Teach the girls how to make goals using SMART Goals
  • Understand the importance of Product Sales and Financial Planning: How to budget with your girls, The 5 skills, Financial Literacy and Cookie leaves
  • Know which Paperwork is required: Permission slips and Health History forms

Know Your Resources and How to Get the Help You Need: GSOCLearning.comTraining Videos on YouTube, Safety Activity Checkpoints

    Register now for an upcoming Daisy Essentials Training.

Brownie Essentials
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Brownie Essentials (grades 2-3)

Adult Learning (Training) is required for both the Leaders of the Girl Scout Brownie Troop within the first 3 months of appointment or when a troop bridges from Daisies.


Prerequisite:
New Leader Orientation
Recommend viewing the Volunteer Toolkit videos

The Girl Scout Brownie Essentials gives leadership strategies and applicable tips specific to the Girl Scout Brownie level. This course has been developed with the help of volunteers, is trained by volunteers, and is intended for volunteers.

By the end of Brownie Essentials, you will be able to:

  • Use communication tools for Family/parent meetings, Email/texting parents/guardians, and Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)
  • Discover what a typical Brownie meeting might look like (3 keys and 3 processes)
  • Confidently use the Brownie Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, the Journey “how to guide” and girl book
  • Understand New GSUSA program: Taking the girls outdoors, Why it is important, Outdoor ideas, New outdoor badges and journeys
  • Earn badges, patches and go to events that align to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE)
  • Manage safe troop meetings, events and outings appropriate for the Brownie level
  • Discover G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) ™
  • Plan troop meetings using the Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)
  • Teach the girls how to make goals using SMART Goals
  • Understand the importance of Product Sales and Financial Planning: How to budget with your girls, The 5 skills, Financial Literacy and Cookie leaves
  • Know which Paperwork is required: Permission slips and Health History forms

Know Your Resources and How to Get the Help You Need: GSOCLearning.comTraining Videos on YouTube, Safety Activity Checkpoints

    Register now for an upcoming Brownie Essentials Training.

Junior Essentials
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Junior Essentials (grades 4-5)

Adult Learning (Training) is required for both the Leaders of the Girl Scout Junior Troop within the first 3 months of appointment or when a troop bridges from Brownies.
 

Prerequisite: New Leader Orientation
Recommend viewing the Volunteer Toolkit videos

The Girl Scout Junior Essentials gives leadership strategies and applicable tips specific to the Girl Scout Junior level. This course has been developed with the help of volunteers, is taught by volunteers, and is intended for volunteers.

By the end of Junior Essentials, you will be able to:

  • Use communication tools for Family/parent meetings, Email/texting parents/guardians, and Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)
  • Discover G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) ™
  • Plan troop meetings using the Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)
  • Teach the girls how to make goals using SMART Goals
  • Discover what a typical Junior Experience might look like (3 keys and 3 processes) with tips and techniques for managing a Girl-Led troop (Patrols and Troop Government)
  • Confidently use the Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, the Journey “how to guide” and girl book for providing well-rounded program to your Junior troop
  • Earn badges, patches, and Leadership Awards and go to events that align to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE)
  • Understand New GSUSA program: Taking the girls outdoors, Why it is important, Outdoor ideas, New outdoor badges and journeys
  • Plan Troop Travel and Finances
  • Manage safe troop meetings, events and outings appropriate for the Junior level
  • Understand the importance of Product Sales and Financial Planning: How to budget with your girls, The 5 skills, Financial Literacy and Cookie leaves
  • Know which Paperwork is required: Permission slips and Health History forms

Know your Resources and How to Get the Help You Need: GSOCLearning.comTraining Videos on YouTube, Safety Activity Checkpoints

    Register now for an upcoming Junior Essentials Training.

Cadette Essentials
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Cadette Essentials (grades 6-8)

Adult Learning (Training) is required for both the Leaders of the Girl Scout Cadette Troop within the first 3 months of appointment or when a troop bridges from Juniors.

Prerequisite: New Leader Orientation
Recommend viewing the Volunteer Toolkit videos

The Girl Scout Cadette Essentials gives leadership strategies and applicable tips specific to the Girl Scout Cadette level. This course has been developed with the help of volunteers, is trained by volunteers, and is intended for volunteers.

By the end of Cadette Essentials, you will be able to:

  • Use communication tools for Family/parent meetings, Email/texting parents/guardians, and Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)
  • Discover G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) ™
  • Plan troop meetings using the Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)
  • Teach the girls how to make goals using SMART Goals
  • Discover what a typical Cadette Experience might look like (3 keys and 3 processes) with tips and techniques for managing a Girl-Led troop (Patrols and Troop Government)
  • Confidently use the Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, the Journey “how to guide” and girl book for providing well-rounded program to your Cadette troop
  • Earn badges, patches, and Leadership Awards and go to events that align to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE)
  • Understand New GSUSA program: Taking the girls outdoors, Why it is important, Outdoor ideas, New outdoor badges and journeys
  • Plan Troop Travel and Finances
  • Manage safe troop meetings, events and outings appropriate for the Cadette level
  • Understand the importance of Product Sales and Financial Planning: How to budget with your girls, The 5 skills, Financial Literacy and Cookie leaves
  • Know which Paperwork is required: Permission slips and Health History forms

Know your Resources and How to Get the Help You Need: GSOCLearning.comTraining Videos on YouTube, Safety Activity Checkpoints

    Register now for an upcoming Cadette Essentials training.

Senior/Ambassador Essentials
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Senior/Ambassador Essentials (grades 9-12)

Adult Learning (Training) is required for both the Leaders of the Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Troop within the first 3 months of appointment or when a troop bridges from Cadettes.

Prerequisite: New Leader Orientation
Recommend viewing the Volunteer Toolkit videos

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The Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Essentials gives leadership strategies and applicable tips specific to the Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador level. This course has been developed with the help of volunteers, is trained by volunteers, and is intended for volunteers.
 

By the end of Senior/Ambassador Essentials, you will be able to:

  • Use communication tools for Family/parent meetings
  • Discover G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) ™
  • Teach the girls how to make goals using SMART Goals
  • Discover what a typical Senior/Ambassador Experience might look like (3 keys and 3 processes) with tips and techniques for managing a Girl-Led troop (Patrols and Troop Government)
  • Confidently use the Senior/Ambassador Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, the Journey “how to guide” and girl book for providing well-rounded program to your Senior/Ambassador troop
  • Earn badges, patches, and Leadership Awards and go to events that align to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE)
  • Understand New GSUSA program: Taking the girls outdoors, Why it is important, Outdoor ideas, New outdoor badges and journeys
  • Plan Troop Travel and Finances
  • Manage safe troop meetings, events and outings appropriate for the Senior/Ambassador level
  • Understand the importance of Product Sales and Financial Planning: How to budget with your girls, The 5 skills, Financial Literacy and Cookie leaves
  • Know which Paperwork is required: Permission slips and Health History forms

Know Your Resources and How to Get the Help You Need: GSOCLearning.comTraining Videos on YouTube, Safety Activity Checkpoints

    Register now for an upcoming Senior/Ambassador Essentials Training.