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Volunteer Training

Welcome to Volunteer Development (Training) at Girl Scouts of Orange County! We offer a wide range of quality and convenient adult learning opportunities that are essential to helping our volunteers gain the skills and knowledge to deliver the life-changing Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  Our adult learning opportunities are an investment in you and the girls you serve.

To learn more about training offerings and upcoming sessions, select a topic below:

New Leader Orientation & Level Essentials Training

Product Sales Training

Highest Awards Training

Outdoors Training

Travel Training

Supplemental Training

There are several ways you can complete your trainings: 

In-Person Trainings

Our volunteer trainers are excited to share their knowledge and experience with you at one of our in-person trainings.

Search and register for upcoming in-person trainings through the Events List.

Online Trainings

We also offer online trainings at Discover training sessions that will help prepare you for managing a troop. You will be asked to create a unique username and password where you can complete adult learning opportunities at your convenience.  

Examples of Online Trainings: Product Sales, Troop Essentials, such as Using Resources Wisely Troop Financial Training, Outdoor Essentials, such as Indoor Overnight Adventures, Troop Tent Camping Online Pre-Course, Outdoor Cooking Pre-Course, and Membership Coordinator & School Liaison. 

To see a list of all online training opportunities visit

Girl Scout University

Girl Scout University is an online resource from Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) that provides leadership and professional enrichment to empower volunteers in the Girl Scout movement.

Girl Scouting 101: This training covers Girl Scout history, philosophy, mission, and volunteerism in approximately 35 minutes.  All new volunteers are required to view this training as the first step in the orientation process.

Check out some additional GSUSA’s Courses:

Training Videos & Training Twenties

Training Videos: Do you need a training refresher? Are you looking for a quick training guide? This is the place for you to watch short, focused learning videos that are designed to meet specific learning outcomes within 3-5 minutes.

Here are our current Training Videos:

Training Twenties: Service Units are encouraged to cultivate a community of courageous leaders. With the Training Twenties, we offer 20-minute presentations that Service Units are able to share with their troops through simple and fun information. Our hope is that Girl Scout volunteers are able to gain a sense of understanding for specific topics. 

Topics Coming Soon!

Girl Scout Series & Events Training

Volunteers working on Series & Events programing are required to watch this online training provided by GSUSA.

GSUSA does not record or send confirmation emails, you MUST screenshot the last page and send it into for official credit of completion.  

Tracking Your Progress: Training Records

Training records are available should you need to review which trainings you have completed.

Your Service Unit Level Consultant will also send you a copy of the Service Unit Roster each month with a special newsletter that has information for Troop Leaders at your level.

The Volunteer Development Department updates the Training Records monthly. Please contact your Service Unit or Customer Care for assistance.  You can access your training records by using the password received by your Service Unit.

Best practice is to save your “Training Completion Email” after you have completed each training for quick and simple reference to your own training records. We highly encourage keeping a manual record of the trainings you complete with the date and your trainer name. 



Yep! There's a Badge for That.

Check out this shareable Girl Scout Volunteer Digital Badge made just for you! The owner of this badge is dedicated to fostering emotional, intellectual, and physical growth among girls in our communities!

Have questions? Contact us by emailing Customer Care.